No. 62 ranked Naoki Takeda has been selected to participate as an alternate in the singles portion of this year's NCAA Championships, the NCAA announced on Wednesday. The event will take place on May 20-25th at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, Texas.
As it has so many times this season, the match came down to a couple of points on various courts, but in the end it was fifth-seeded Oregon coming away with a 4-1 victory over Arizona in the opening round of Pac-12 Championship play, Wednesday afternoon out at Libbey Park.
Junior Naoki Takeda cruised to his team-leading 23rd victory of the season, while freshman Shoki Kasahara earned a convincing straight-set victory on court five, but unfortunately the two victories weren't enough, as Arizona dropped a 4-2 decision to Utah, Saturday out at Coach Mike's Tennis Academy up in Salt Lake City.