Pac-10 Championship Tennis Results
April 26, 2001
OJAI, Calif. - The University of Oregon women's and men's tennis teams opened play Thursday at the Pac-10 Championships.
On the women's side, sophomore Monika Gieczys advanced to the main draw's round of 16, but lost to California's Raquel Kops-Jones 6-3, 6-3. Gieczys' first opponent, Petya Marinova of UCLA, withdrew because of injury. The Ducks' No. 1 singles player, Janice Nyland, battled Arizona's Laresa Marino, but fell 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the first round. Oregon's other player in the main draw, Davina Mendiburu, lost to Washington State's top player, Erica Perkins, 6-1, 6-2.
The Oregon men couldn't produce a main-draw winner, as the Ducks lost four matches. Oded Teig fell to California's Balazs Veress 6-4, 6-3. Buck Mink, David Becker and Martin Pawlowski also lost in straight sets.
In the singles Invitational, Chris King pulled out a 6-4, 6-1 win over Washington's Matt Leon. Freshman Greg Dubourdieu won the first set against Arizona State's Charroin Olivier, but lost the next two 6-1, 6-0. Another Oregon freshman, Alexander Druzenko, lost in straight sets.
Losers of Thursday's men's and women's matches will play in a consolation bracket beginning Friday. Doubles play in the main draw and Invitational also begin Friday.
Oregon Results - Women
Main Draw Round of 32
Gieczys, Monika, Oregon def. Marinova, Petya, UCLA (default)
Marino, Laresa, Arizona def. Nyland, Janice, Oregon, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Perkins, Erica, Washington State def. Mendiburu, Davina, Oregon, 6-1, 6-2
Main Draw Round of 16
Kops-Jones, Raquel, California def. Gieczys, Monika, Oregon, 6-3, 6-3
Gray, Colleen, Washington, def. Nagle, Courtney, Oregon, 6-1, 7-5
Havilcek, Nicole, California def. Mattson, Jeannette, Oregon, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Oregon Results - Men
Main Draw Round of 32
Veress, Balazs, Cal def. Teig, Oded, Oregon, 6-4, 6-3
Dubey, Nic, Arizona State def. Mink, Buck, Oregon, 6-1, 6-1
Grinda, Jean-Noel, UCLA def. Becker, David, Oregon, 6-3, 6-4
Duranovic, Mirza, Arizona State def. Pawlowski, Martin, Oregon, 6-4, 6-1
Charroin, Olivier, Arizona State def. Dubourdieu, Oregon, 0-6, 6-1, 6-0
King, Chris, Oregon def. Leon, Matt, Washington, 6-4, 6-1
Nakamura, Hiro, California def. Druzenko, Alexander, Oregon, 6-1, 6-3