Men’s Tennis Splits Friday’s Doubleheader

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon men’s tennis went the distance 14 Arizona this afternoon, falling just short 4-2. The Ducks and Wildcats traded points until the match was tied at 2-2, before Arizona took the next two points to clinch the match. In the evening match, Oregon swept Eastern Washington with ease, 6-0.

Match One: Oregon looked strong on the first serve, taking the momentum early with a 6-2 win on court one Joshua Charlton and Quinn Vandecasteele in doubles. Luke Vandecasteele and Youssef Kadiri Look for court three, but will come up short 6-4, leaving the deciding point to be decided on court two. Ivailo Keremedchiev and Jesper Klov-Nilsson traded points with the Wildcats duo, eventually coming away victorious 7-5, giving Oregon a 1-0 lead.

Arizona Evened It Up 1-1 with the first singles win of the day coming from a 6-3, 6-2 win on court five. The Ducks would regain the lead with a big 6-0, 7-6 (3) win from Klov-Nilsson on court four. Again, the Wildcats would tie it up with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Court Two.

Momentum Swung The Way of the Visitors After a 6-3, 6-3 win on court six. The last two, which Oregon would need, were a third set for the headliner. Charlton looked strong down the stretch, but the match was decided on court three when Keremedchiev was defeated 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1.

Match Two: Oregon and Eastern Washington went straight to the singles in the evening, with the Eagles of Oregon making quick work. All six matches would have been won by The Ducks in straight-sets, with Charlotton, Q. Vandecasteele, Klov-Nilsson, L. Vandecasteele, on the day of victories. Avi Shugar and Ryoma Matsushita.

Up Next: Oregon wraps up the regular season on Sunday as hosts at Arizona State at noon and Eastern Washington at 6:00 pm PT.

Results:
# 14 University of Arizona 4, Oregon 2
Singles competition

1. Joshua Charlton (ORE) vs. Jonas Ziverts (ARIZ) 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), unfinished
2. Gustaf Strom (ARIZ) def. Quinn Vandecasteele (ORE) 6-2, 7-5
3. Colton Smith (ARIZ) def. Ivailo Keremedchiev (ORE) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
4. Jesper Klov-Nilsson (ORE) def. Herman Hoeyeraal (ARIZ) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)
5. Carlos Hassey (ARIZ) def. Luke Vandecasteele (ORE) 6-3, 6-2
6. Nick Lagaev (ARIZ) def. Ryoma Matsushita (ORE) 6-3, 6-3
Doubles competition

1. Joshua Charlton/Quinn Vandecasteele (ORE) def. Jonas Ziverts / Herman Hoeyeraal (ARIZ) 6-2
2. Ivailo Keremedchiev/ Jesper Klov-Nilsson (ORE) def. Colton Smith / Jared Horwood (ARIZ) 7-5
3. Gustaf Strom / Carlos Hassey (ARIZ) def. Luke Vandecasteele/Youssef Kadiri (ORE) 6-4
Match Notes:
University of Arizona 18-5; National ranking # 14
Oregon 11-11
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,4,2,6,3)

Oregon 6, Eastern Washington 0
Singles competition

1. Joshua Charlton (ORE) def. Jeremy Mueller (EWU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Quinn Vandecasteele (ORE) def. Wout Doumen (EWU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Jesper Klov-Nilsson (ORE) def. Manuel Balce (EWU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Luke Vandecasteele (ORE) def. Erik Sarlvik (EWU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Avi Shugar (ORE) def. Steven Paz (EWU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Ryoma Matsushita (ORE) def. Drew Dillon (EWU) 6-1, 7-5
Order of finish: Singles (1,2,4,6,3,5)

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