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
Loyola Marymount 4, #65 Oregon 3
Oregon vs Loyola Marymount (Mar 31, 2011)
Mar 31, 2011 at Los Angles, Calif.
|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)|
|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|
|Oregon 10-6; National ranking #65|
|Loyola Marymount 11-8|