Men's Tennis Excels at PNW Intercollegiates
Release Date: 11/03/2012
“Today we played great,” said head coach Nils Schyllander. “We performed well and we executed. Across the line, we played up to our potential. Tomorrow we are represented in every final and every semifinal and hopefully we can ride the momentum we created today to really finish the fall off with a bang.”
Second-seeded junior Robin Cambier and freshman Daan Maasland both won their matches in the Pacific singles quarterfinals against opponents from Washington. Cambier took down fifth-seeded Max Manthou 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. Maasland went on to play a brilliant match and beat third-seeded Marton Bots 6-3, 5-4 Ret. (inj).
In the semifinals, Portland’s Michael Hukwo defeated Maasland 6-3, 6-3, but Cambier went on to beat Portland’s fifth-seeded Stefan Micov in convincing fashion 6-0, 6-0. “Robin came out there and was just playing lights out in his matches,” said Schyllander. “If he plays like that, he is a very tough out.”
In the first round of the Pacific singles consolation, Daniel Sardu defeated Portland State’s Nate Chart 6-0, 6-1 and went on to defeat Idaho’s Cesar Torres 6-4, 6-3.
After a first round bye in the Pacific doubles bracket, top-seeded Cambier and Mullen advanced past Cohen and Martinez of Eastern Washington due to illness. Oregon’s third-seeded duo of Aaron Clissold and Sardu beat Portland’s Ferrero and Gill 8-2.
In the singles bracket on the Northwest side, freshman Brent Chin defeated Gonzaga’s Vicente Varas 6-4, 6-4 late last night. Today, top-seeded Aaron Clissold came off of his bye to defeat Portland’s Paxton Deuel 7-5, 6-1. Lova Randriamampandri fell to Portland’s third-seeded Justin Guay 6-1, 7-6(7-5) in the quarterfinals. Chin went on to take down Portland’s second-seeded Alex Ferrero 6-1, 6-3. Later on in the semifinals, Clissold took down Guay 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the Northwest finals. Chin played Washington’s fourth-seeded Hawk in the semifinals and won 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.
In the Northwest doubles quarterfinals, Maasland and Randriamampandri took down Portland’s fourth-seeded Andreason and Deuel 8-3, Chin and Schaeffer beat Idaho’s third-seeded duo of Jamin and Mijatovic 8-4 to advance to the semifinals.
“Doubles-wise, we played with great energy, and that has been our trademark for the last few years. To create that energy today in an individual tournament was very encouraging for us as coaches,” added Schyllander.
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