Men’s tennis defeats Louisville in straight sets
On Feb. 7, the Ducks were on the hunt for redemption against Louisville, after a 4-2 loss to the Cardinals last year. Oregon started strong in doubles and never let up in its 6-1 win.
“That was a good win today,” senior Daan Maasland said. “We lost to them last year on a tough road match, so it was good to get that doubles point today.”
The Ducks earned the doubles point, followed by five singles wins in a row, to take Sunday’s match. The win also improved the Ducks to 4-0 in the last two weeks.
Oregon secured the singles point when Maasland and Simon Stevens, followed by Cormac Clissold and Thomas Laurent, took wins on courts No. 2 and No. 3.
In singles play, Laurent was the first to finish. Victories from Jayson Amos, Stevens, Clissold and Maasland, who defeated his No. 108-ranked opponent, followed. Those victories secured Oregon the 6-0 win.
“Every time we’ve had a big match this year, they’ve just showed up,” head coach Nils Schyllander said. “I’m very proud of them.”
Although the match was finished, play continued on court No. 6. Ethan Young-Smith lost in a third set tie-breaker to give Louisville its sole point of the day.
Next weekend, the Ducks will travel to Loyola Marymount for a match on Friday Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. Oregon is looking to gain a fifth win in a row.
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