LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The University of Oregon men’s tennis team continues its fall season this weekend, competing at the annual Larry Easley Memorial Classic hosted by UNLV. The tournament will be played Friday through Sunday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex in Las Vegas, Nev.
Oregon is one of seven teams slated to send competitors. Also competing will be Arizona, Auburn, Northern Arizona, Grand Canyon University, Seminole State College (Okla.) and the Runnin’ Rebels.
Action will begin at 9 a.m. (PT) Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday.
The annual event was renamed in 2010 in honor of UNLV Hall of Famer Larry Easley, who passed away from illness in 2005 at the age of 57. Easley coached the UNLV men's tennis team longer than anyone in program history.
Oregon finished play last week at the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships in Moraga, Calif. Head coach Nils Schyllander and the Ducks were again led by senior Robin Cambier, who advanced all the way to the round of 16 in the singles main draw. Cambier opened the season with a seven match win streak before falling in regionals. Sophomore Brent Chin added a pair of consolation singles victories to pace the Ducks.
Prior to regionals, Oregon opened its season at the UC Davis Aggie Invitational, posting a 21-10 cumulative record in singles and doubles with two flight titles.
The Ducks have posted 22 singles wins as a team this season, led by Cambier (7), sophomore Kevin Farin (4) and freshman Jayson Amos (4). Cambier and Farin have been Oregon’s most successful doubles tandem with five wins, followed by Amos and junior Joey Swaysland (2).
Following the Easley Memorial Classic this week, the Ducks close the fall season with the Nordstrom Open on Nov. 15-18. The event is held in Seattle, Wash.