Teig Loses Marathon Match at ITA Regionals to No. 3 Seed
Oct. 30, 2000
BERKELEY, Calif. - University of Oregon men's tennis player Oded Teig lost 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4), to No. 3 seed Matt Hanlin of Washington on Monday in the Round of 16 at the ITA Regional Championships.
Teig, the No. 10 seed, had match point against Hanlin. However, a drop shot by the Huskies' top player hit the top of the net and rolled over, keeping Hanlin in the match.
'Oded had his chances and was literally an eighth of an inch from winning,' sixth-year Oregon coach Chris Russell said. 'The guy came up with a real big shot. It was a classic Oregon-Washington battle. We'll probably see those two play a few more times this year.'
'He's playing at a much different level this year,' Russell said of Teig, who is a sophomore. 'He's been extremely competitive in every match he's played.'
All Oregon players have been eliminated from the tournament, which concludes Tuesday.
Fourth Round - Singles
Oded Teig (Oregon) def. Matt Hanlin (Washington), 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4)
Third Round - Doubles (Sunday's late result)
Ali Irsari/Scotty Scott (Stanford) def. Teig/Buck Mink (Oregon), 8-4