Men's Tennis Edges New Mexico State 4-3

March 1, 2002

Las Cruces , N.M. - The 73rd ranked men's tennis team fell behind early, but battled back to overcome the 74th ranked New Mexico State Aggies 4-3 Friday evening at NMSU Tennis Center.

The Aggies were able to grab an early lead in doubles play, winning two of three matches, and taking a 1-0 lead. The sole Oregon doubles victory came from the tandem of sophomores Chris King and Greg Dubourdieu, who defeated NMSU's duo of Luis Avila and Danilo Zivanovic 8-5.

In singles play, the Ducks made up the deficit, winning four of six matches, and capturing the victory by one point. In the No. 1 slot, junior Oded Teig cruised by Michael Hellwig 6-1, 6-2 to highlight the action. Freshman Sven Swinnen was impressive in the No. 4 spot, as he battled back from a 3-6 first set deficit to defeat the Aggie's Luis Avila 3-6, 7-6, 7-5. In another of three extended set matches, sophomore Greg Dubourdieu won the final two sets to claim victory over NMSU's Dan Even 6-7, 6-1, 6-4 in the No. 6 spot.

The Ducks face another ranked team, No. 75 Texas-Arlington tommorow at noon in Las Cruces, N.M.

Oregon 4, New Mexico State 3

Singles
No. 1- Oded Teig (UO) def. Michael Hellwig (NMSU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2- Ben Newcombe (NMSU) def. Manuel Kost (UO) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
No. 3- Benjamin Archer-Clowes (NMSU) def. Martin Pawlowski (UO) 6-2, 6-4
No. 4- Sven Swinnen (UO) def. Luis Avila (NMSU) 3-6, 7-6, 7-5
No. 5- Chris King (UO) def. Danilo Zanovic (NMSU) 7-5, 6-4
No. 6- Greg Dubourdieu (UO) def. Dan Even (NMSU) 6-7, 6-1, 6-4

Doubles
No. 1-Hellwig/Archer-Clowes (NMSU) def. Menke/Paalberg (UO) 8-6
No. 2-Newcombe/Even (NMSU) def. Teig/Swinnen (UO) 8-4
No. 3-King/Dubourdieu (UO) def. Avila/Zivanovic (NMSU) 8-5

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