MORAGA, Calif.—The Oregon Ducks men’s tennis team finished the first day of competition at the ITA Regionals in Moraga, Calif. on Friday.
Senior Jeff Mullen lost his only match of the day in an extremely close one to 17th-seeded Matt Kecki 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-6(3). Senior Aaron Clissold defeated Stanford’s Walker Kehrer 6-3, 1-6, 6-1. He went on to face the seventh-seeded Ilya Osintsey and lost 6-4, 6-3. Junior Alex Rovello was seeded tenth in the singles bracket and proved why as he defeated Eugene Muchynski 6-1, 6-1 to advance. Eleventh-seeded sophomore Robin Cambier beat USF’s Will Schumacher 6-2, 7-5 in his only match of the day and will advance to the round of 16 along with Rovello.
Sophomore Daniel Sardu took down his first opponent, George Horowitz, 6-4, 6-3 before falling to 17th-seeded Daniel Ho of Stanford 6-1, 6-4. Sophomore Michael Schaeffer won his match against Davidson’s Adam Luba 6-4, 6-4 before falling to Gonzaga’s 14th-seeded Alvaro Nazal 7-5, 6-0. Freshman Brent Chin lost his only match of the day to Sean Kolar 6-3, 6-2. Oregon’s other freshman Daan Maasland turned in a great performance today as he defeated Oliver Anderson 7-5, 6-2 and fell in a close match to Stanford’s eighth-seeded John Morrissey 6-2, 4-6, 6-7.
“We played really well today,” said head coach Nils Schyllander. “We’re very proud of the way we competed and fought out there on the court. Tomorrow Robin and Alex get a chance to get to the final 16. I was also very happy with the way Daan Maasland played today against one of Stanford’s best players. For a freshman to go out there and play against such a good player and have success was really encouraging for us. Everyone played against good, ranked competition today and we look forward to continuing forward tomorrow.”
Check back on GoDucks.com at the end of the day tomorrow for results and reactions.
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