SEATTLE - The UO men's tennis team won 9-of-10 matches Saturday at the Nordstrom Open, dominating the field in the second day of competition. Head coach Nils Schyllander's Ducks advanced three singles players into the round of 16 while both doubles teams reached the quarterfinals.
Competing in the final fall event of the season, the Ducks have cruised to a 12-1 overall record at the open event. All of today's seven singles victories came in straight sets. Junior Daniel Sardu, sophomore Daan Maasland and freshman Jayson Amos each advanced to the round of 16 in Seattle.
Sardu was dominant in both of his matches today after receiving a bye in round one. The Sopron, Hungary, native defeated Branden Muraki 6-0, 6-1 in the second round. In the round of 32, Sardu defeated Washington's Rishavdeb Raman 6-2, 6-3. He improves his singles record to 5-2 on the season.
Amos was equally impressive, dropping only three games in a pair of straight set victories. He knocked off Andrew Nakajima 6-1, 6-0, in the second round before beating Washington sophomore Dragos Puscalau 6-2, 6-0. Amos improves his fall singles record to 7-2.
Maasland, competing in his first fall event after returning from an injury, also won a pair of straight set matches. He cruised to a 6-2, 6-0, victory over Henry Smith in round one before defeating Washington alum Brad Bator 7-5, 6-1, in the second round.
Sophomore Brent Chin reached the third round after defeating Oscar Burney handily, 6-1, 6-0, before falling to fifth-seeded Mitch Stewart.
The Ducks only dropped a combined five games in its four straight set singles wins in round two. Oregon is 38-17 in fall singles matches this year.
Oregon's doubles tandems of Sardu-Chin and Maasland-Amos reached the quarterfinals in the doubles main draw with today's win. Sardu and Chin defeated Portland State's Ian Risenhoover and Brent Wheeler 8-7. Maasland and Amos defeated Ryan Pang and Nakajima with ease, winning 8-3.
Oregon improves its overall fall record to 54-26 in all matches.
Action will resume Sunday in Seattle with two singles rounds, two doubles rounds and consolation play.
Singles Main Draw
Round Two (64)
(4) Daan Maasland (ORE) def. Henry Smith 6-2, 6-0
(9) Daniel Sardu (ORE)def. Branden Muraki 6-0, 6-1
(9) Jayson Amos (ORE) def. Andrew Nakajima 6-1, 6-0
Brent Chin (ORE) def. Oscar Burney 6-1, 6-0
Round Three (32)
(4) Daan Maasland (ORE) def. Brad Bator 7-5, 6-1
(9) Daniel Sardu (ORE) def. Rishavdeb Raman 6-2, 6-3
(9) Jayson Amos (ORE) def. Dragos Puscalau 6-2, 6-0
(5) Mitch Stewart def. Brent Chin (ORE) 3-6, 6-0, 6-0