FRESNO, Calif. - The University of Oregon men's tennis program punctuated their stellar weekend play at the Bulldog Classic in Fresno, Calif. by winning two for the four possible tournament titles. A great three days of tennis saw the Ducks take home both the men's "A" Open Doubles and the men's "B" Open Doubles.
"We played phenomenal," said Oregon head coach Nils Schyllander. "I am pleased to take two out of the four titles. Our doubles play was outstanding this weekend and if we can keep at this level, we can be a threat to anyone in the nation."
The Ducks No. 3 rated combination of Jeff Mullen and Robin Cambier took down unranked Zach Leslie and Sai Kartik Nakireddi of Fresno State 8-3. The victory for the Oregon duo made them 4-0 for the tournament.
The second men's title came Saturday night (Oct. 1) when Oregon's Jose (Pepe) Izquierdo and Aaron Clissold defeated USF's No. 4 rated Germain Bahri and Zach Jiganti 8-2 to capture the "B" title.
The only other Duck in action Sunday (Oct. 2) was freshman Daniel Sardu. Sardu had fought back after an opening round loss to compete in the Men's Open Singles Consolation final. A match that took three sets ultimately ended in defeat as Sardu fell to Nevada's Victor Ouvard 6-4, 6-7, 10-8.
The Ducks next appear in Seattle, Wash. for the ITA Regionals Oct. 21-25.