EUGENE, Ore. – With a dominating performance in both doubles and singles, the University of Oregon men’s tennis team blanked Fresno State, 7-0, Friday night at the Student Tennis Center. The No. 51 Ducks collected their fourth shutout and improved to 5-1 on the dual campaign.
Oregon claimed all nine matches on the day, losing just one set, to put together on of its cleanest performances of the season.
“We came out of the gates fast, played aggressive and got on them early,” said head coach Nils Schyllander. “We kept the foot on the gas pedal and I was very pleased with that. In both singles and doubles, our guys put it together and played one of our more complete matches of the season.”
The Ducks jumped out to an early 1-0 lead by sweeping all three doubles matches with relative ease. Oregon has claimed the doubles point in 5-of-6 matches this season with a combined spring doubles record of 11-3 (.786).
Junior Joey Swaysland and sophomore Daan Maasland won in the No.2 match to complete the sweep. After being tied 3-3, the Oregon duo rattled off five straight games to win, 8-3. Swaysland and Maasland are 4-1 this season.
Oregon’s momentum carried over to singles play as the Ducks earned three quick wins to clinch the team victory. Competing in No. 1 singles, Cambier closed his match first with a 6-1, 6-2 victory against MacNeil. Cambier improves to 14-2 in singles on the season. The Brussels, Belgium, is three wins away from tying the UO all-time singles mark of 84, set by Sven Swinnen (2001-05).
Amos’ No. 6 match finished minutes later, as the rookie won a straight-setter, 6-1, 6-1. Amos has held an opponent to fewer than three games won in 7-of-13 sets this season. The Mission Viejo, Calif., native improves to 4-1 in dual singles.
Sardu clinched the team win, putting Oregon ahead 4-0 with a 6-1, 6-1 win in No. 5 singles. Sardu is 8-3 this season in singles. Maasland followed with a decisive win in the No. 3 match, besting John Darmstaedter, 6-3, 6-1. Farin improved to 11-3 in singles, beating Sai Kartik Nakireddi, 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 2 match.
Swaysland rallied to a victory in No. 4 singles in the final match of the day. After dropping the first set (4-6), the Wagga Wagga, Australia, native rebounded with a 6-2 edge in the second set to force a super tiebreaker. Swaysland cruised through the tiebreak, winning 10-5.
The Ducks improved their spring singles record to 27-4 (.871).
Oregon returns to action Sunday, completing its two-match series with Fresno State. The Ducks and Bulldogs will get underway from the Student Tennis Center at 11 a.m. (PT).
No. 51 Oregon (5-1) 7, Fresno State (1-2) 0
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2
1. Robin Cambier (ORE) def. Sam MacNeil (FS) 6-1, 6-2
2. Kevin Farin (ORE) def. Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) 6-3, 6-2
3. Daan Maasland (ORE) def. John Darmstaedter (FS) 6-3, 6-1
4. Joey Swaysland (ORE) def. Eric Komati (FS) 4-6, 6-2, (10-5)
5. Daniel Sardu (ORE) def. Alexandros Georgios Vakouftsis (FS) 6-1, 6-1
6. Jayson Amos (ORE) def. Ethan Lopez (FS) 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: 1, 6, 5, 3, 2, 4