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Lions Slip Past Ducks, 4-3
Release Date: 03/31/2011
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LOS ANGELES – The Oregon men’s tennis team was unable to recover from a narrow doubles defeat in a tight, 4-3, setback at Loyola Marymount on Thursday.

The Ducks fall to 10-6 in dual play in their final non-conference match of the year.

Oregon and Loyola Marymount split a pair of 8-2 decisions to open doubles play. The Ducks’ third pairing of Baptiste Faynot and Jose Izquierdo defeated Daniel Simko and Jack Zapala to move to 5-4 in dual play. The Lions picked up the first point with their top team of Sebastian Bustamante and Alex Wilton outlasting Robin Cambier and Alex Rovello in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (7-5).

UO got singles victories out of Rovello, Duncan MacDonald-Korth and Aaron Clissold . Rovello dispatched Aris Andreasian (6-2, 6-2) in straight sets at the No. 1 spot while MacDonald-Korth and Clissold pulled out three-set victories at No. 5 and 6, respectively. MacDonald-Korth pulled out a first-set tiebreaker to defeat Simko (7-6 [8-6], 3-6, 6-3) and Clissold won the final two sets to down Tom Price (2-6, 6-3, 7-6 [8-6]).

The Ducks were unable to get that critical fourth singles win as Loyola Marymount got staright-set wins out of Nicholas Bjerke (6-1, 6-1 over Cambier), Sebastian Bustamante (6-4, 6-2 over Faynot) and Alex Wilton (7-5, 6-2 over Izquierdo) at the second, third and fourth spots to secure the win.

Oregon returns to the court on Friday when it resumes Pac-10 play against No. 2 USC at 1:30 p.m.

2011 Oregon Men's Tennis
Oregon vs Loyola Marymount (Mar 31, 2011)

Loyola Marymount 4, #65 Oregon 3
Mar 31, 2011 at Los Angles, Calif.

Singles competition
1. ROVELLO, Alex (ORE) def. ANDREASIAN, Aris (LMU) 6-2, 6-2
2. BJERKE, Nicholas (LMU) def. CAMBIER, Robin (ORE) 6-1, 6-1
3. BUSTAMANTE, S. (LMU) def. FAYNOT, Baptiste (ORE) 6-4, 6-2
4. WILTON, Alex (LMU) def. IZQUIERDO, Jose (ORE) 7-5, 6-2
5. MACDONALD-KORTH, D. (ORE) def. SIMKO, Daniel (LMU) 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 6-3
6. CLISSOLD, Aaron (ORE) def. PRICE, Tom (LMU) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Doubles competition
1. BUSTAMANTE, S./WILTON, Alex (LMU) def. CAMBIER, Robin/ROVELLO, Alex (ORE) 9-8 (7-5)
2. BJERKE, Nicholas/ANDREASIAN, Aris (LMU) def. CLISSOLD, Aaron/MAYEDA, Douglas (ORE) 8-2
3. FAYNOT, Baptiste/IZQUIERDO, Jose (ORE) def. SIMKO, Daniel/ZAPALA, Jack (LMU) 8-2

Match Notes
Oregon 10-6; National ranking #65
Loyola Marymount 11-8

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