SEATTLE, Wash.-The University of Oregon men's tennis team finished competition in style on Sunday at the PNW Intercollegiates, sweeping all four finals and proving why they are the best in the Northwest.
"We wanted pack a good team and head north and play with a lot of 'ust'. We packed a great team and headed north and played with some serious 'ust'," said head coach Nils Schyllander.
In the Pacific singles, Portland's Michael Hukwo defeated Oregon's Daan Maasland 6-3, 6-3, while second-seeded Duck Robin Cambier defeated Portland's fifth-seeded Stefan Micov 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals. Cambier went on to beat Hukwo in the finals 6-3, 6-2 to take the Pacific singles crown.
In the Pacific consolation semifinals, UO's Daniel Sardu won against Eastern Washington's Tomas Aranguiz 6-4, 5-7, 10-5 and conceded the finals to Idaho's Jose Bendeck due to injury.
Oregon displayed their doubles dominance as well as the top-seeded duo of Cambier and Jeff Mullen took down Portland's Hukwo and Micov 8-0 in the Pacific doubles semifinals, while their teammates, third-seeded duo of Aaron Clissold and Sardu, topped Washington's second-seeded Egger and Manthou 9-8, 7-6(5). In the all-Duck finals, Cambier and Mullen topped Clissold and Sardu 8-4 to win the bracket.
In the Northwest singles finals, Clissold defeated teammate Brent Chin 6-2, 6-2 to win the bracket.
The Ducks continued their dominance in the Northwest doubles bracket, as Chin and Michael Schaeffer teamed up to take down Guay and Martin of Portland 6-3, while Maasland and Lova Randriamampandria advanced past the top-seeded duo of Bots and Kamisar of Washington due to walkover. In yet another all-Duck finals, Maasland and Randriamampandria beat Chin and Schaeffer 9-7 to give Oregon a sweep of the PNW Intercollegiates.
"We competed super hard. We just executed across the board, and it definitely should motivate the guys and give them a lot of confidence heading into the spring season," added Schyllander.
The Ducks have completed their fall tournament slate and will return to the courts in the spring for the 2013 regular season.
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