2016 Pac-12 Tennis Championships

Event: April 20-24 | Ojai, CA
TV: Live coverage April 22-24
on Pac-12 Network

Stanford Women Claim Regular Season Title, Oregon and Washington Men Advance

Holly Roberts

Men's Results | Women's Results

OJAI, Calif. -  OREGON and WASHINGTON won their opening-round duals to advance to the second round of the 2016 Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Championships. The Ducks will face fourth-seeded STANFORD on Thursday at 12 p.m. PT, while the Huskies will play against third-seeded CALIFORNIA at 3 p.m. PT. On the women's side, The Cardinal were victorious over USC in a match to decided the regular season 2016 Pac-12 Women's Tennis Champion.

Fifth-seeded Oregon was dominant in securing their victory over No. 8 ARIZONA, winning the match by a score of 4-0. The Ducks secured the doubles point with wins on the second and third courts, as the duo of Daan Maasland and Simon Stevens won on court No. 2 and Cormac Clissold teamed with Thomas Laurent to win on court No. 3. Laurent picked up the first singles win, as he defeated UA’s Jason Jaruvang on court No. 3, 6-0, 6-2. Jayson Amos followed with a 6-1, 6-4 win of his own on court No. 4. Stevens of Oregon clinched the match for the Ducks with a 7-6 (4), 6-1 win on court No. 2. 

The Huskies won a close match against No. 7-seeded Utah in their championship opener, defeating the Utes, 4-3. The doubles point went to the Huskies after Kawika Lam and Enzo Sommer won on court No. 2 by a score of 6-3 to secure the point for the Huskies. Jake Douglas and Gal Hakak won on court No. 3, 6-3, as well. In singles play, it was a battle. Mitch Stewart of Washington won on court No. 1, 7-5, 6-3. Hakak won in three sets for the Huskies to claim the win, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 on court No. 3 while Lam won on court No. 6, 7-5, 6-4. Utah's David Micevski (6-4, 6-4, court No. 2), Egbert Weverink (6-4, 1-6, 6-3, court No. 4) and Parker McGuiness (1-6, 6-3, 6-3, court No. 5) all scored singles points for the Utes.

On the women's side, due to a rainout during the regular season, No. 13 Stanford and No. 19 USC met today at Ojai Valley Athletic Club to make up the match they missed with the winner claiming the Pac-12 Championship and NCAA automatic qualifier. The Cardinal won, 4-2, and claimed its first Pac-12 Championship since 2012 and 25th overall. USC claimied the doubles point with victories from Jessica Failia and Rianna Valdes on court No. 3, 6-1, and Giuliana Olmos and Gabby Smith on court No. 1 to clinch the point, 6-3. However, the Cardinal overcame the deficit during singles play with victories from Carol Zhao (6-4, 6-2 ,court No. 1), Taylor Davidson (6-1, 7-5, court No. 2), Melissa Lord (7-5, 7-6 (1), court No. 6) and Caroline Lampl (4-6, 6-1, 6-3, court No. 5). USC's Katz claimed the lone singles point for the Trojans, winning on court No. 3, 6-4, 6-1.

The 2016 Pac-12 Tennis Championships continue tomorrow, Thursday, Apr. 21. The semifinals will take place on Friday, Apr. 24, with the championship match scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 23. All matches take place at Libbey Park in Ojai, Calif. The women begin singles and doubles action tomorrow at 8 a.m. PT at Ojai Valley Athletic Club. For more information, visit pac-12.com/tennischamps

No. 5 Oregon 4, No. 8 Arizona 0

Doubles
1. No. 35 Jayson Amos/Armando Soemarno (Oregon) def. Will Kneale/Oliver Plaskett (Arizona), 7-6 (0)
2. Daan Maasland/Simon Stevens (Oregon) def. Naoki Takeda/Will Adkisson (Arizona), 7-5
3. Cormac Clissold/Thomas Laurent (Oregon) def. Shoki Kasahara/Matt Dunn (Arizona), 6-3
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

Singles
1. Daan Maasland (Oregon) vs. No. 125 Naoki Takeda (Arizona), susp. (Takeda up 6-5, 3-4)
2. Simon Stevens (Oregon) def. Will Kneale (Arizona), 7-6 (4), 6-1
3. Thomas Laurent (Oregon) def. Jason Jaruvang (Arizona), 6-0, 6-2
4. Jayson Amos (Oregon) def. Trent Botha (Arizona), 6-1, 6-4
5. Cormac Clissold (Oregon) vs. Harry Busby (Arizona), susp. (Clissold up 7-6 (5), 4-4)
6. Ethan Young-Smith (Oregon vs. Shoki Kasahara (Arizona), susp. (Young-Smith up 6-3)
Order of Finish: 3, 4, 2

No. 6 Washington 4, No. 7 Utah 3

Doubles 
1. Dan Little/Matt Cowley (UTAH) vs. Piers Foley/Wendell Watanabe (WASH), susp. (UTAH up 5-3)
2. Kawika Lam/Enzo Sommer (WASH) def. Parker McGuiness/Jamey Swiggart (UTAH), 6-3
3. Jake Douglas/Gal Hakak (WASH) def. Egbert Weverink/Freddie McGeehan (UTAH), 6-3
Order of finish: 3, 2

Singles

1. Mitch Stewart (WASH) def. Matt Cowley (UTAH), 7-5, 6-3
2. David Micevski (UTAH) def. Enzo Sommer (WASH), 6-4, 6-4
3. Gal Hakak (WASH) def. Dan Little (UTAH), 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
4. Egbert Weverink (UTAH) def. Jake Douglas (WASH), 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
5. Parker McGuiness (UTAH) def. Sebastian Hawken (WASH), 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
6. Kawika Lam (WASH) def. Jamey Swiggart (UTAH), 7-5, 6-4
Order of finish: 2, 6, 4, 1, 5, 3

No. 13 Stanford 4, No. 19 USC 2

Doubles
1. No. 7 Giuliana Olmos/Gabby Smith (USC) def. No. 5 Taylor Davidson/Caroline Doyle (STAN), 6-3
2. No. 80 Zoë Katz/Madison Westby (USC) vs. Melissa Lord/Carol Zhao (STAN) susp. (STAN up 6-5)
3. Jessica Failla/Rianna Valdes (USC) def. No. 67 Krista Hardebeck/Caroline Lampl (STAN), 6-1
Order of finish: 3, 1

Singles
1. No. 33 Carol Zhao (STAN) def. No. 24 Giuliana Olmos (USC), 6-4, 6-2
2. No. 40 Taylor Davidson (STAN) def. No. 116 Madison Westby (USC), 6-1, 7-5
3. Zoë Katz (USC) def. No. 82 Caroline Doyle (STAN), 6-4, 6-1
4. Gabby Smith (USC) vs. No. 93 Krista Hardebeck (STAN) susp. (Hardebeck up 4-6, 6-3, 0-5)
5. Caroline Lampl (STAN) def. Jessica Failla (USC), 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
6.  Melissa Lord (STAN) def. Rianna Valdes (USC), 7-5, 7-6 (1)
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2, 6, 5

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