Men's Tennis Can't Overcome No. 21 USC, Drops 6-1 Match
April 13, 2001
LOS ANGELES - The University of Oregon men's tennis team lost 6-1 to 21st-ranked USC on Friday.
In singles play, the Ducks played tough at the Nos. 5 and 6 positions, led by sophomore Jason Menke's 6-1, 6-2 victory over USC's Garrett Wong. Oregon freshman Greg Dubourdieu battled Parker Collins, but lost 7-6, 4-6, 1-0 (3).
'Greg has done a good job recently and has been competitive in every match,' sixth-year Oregon coach Chris Russell said. 'It's also great to see Jason get a straight-set win at No. 6.'
The Ducks, which have lost five in a row, drop to 8-11 and 0-5 in the Pac-10. USC improves to 12-6 and 2-4.
'We had some good individual performances today,' Russell said. 'We're going through some growing pains right now. We're trying to teach the guys to make better decisions.'
The Ducks remain in Los Angeles as they take on the No. 1-ranked team in the nation, UCLA, Saturday at noon.
No. 21 USC 6, Oregon 1
1. Ryan Moore (USC) def. Oded Teig (UO), 6-1, 6-3
2. Damien Spizzo (USC) def. Martin Pawlowski (UO), 6-3, 6-0
3. Nick Rainey (USC) def. Buck Mink (UO), 6-0, 7-6
4. Ruben Torres USC) def. David Becker (UO), 6-2, 6-4
5. Parker Colllins (USC) def. Greg Dubourdieu (UO), 7-6, 4-6, 1-0 (3)
6. Jason Menke (UO) def. Garrett Wong (USC), 6-1, 6-2
1. Rainey/Spizzo (USC) def. Becker/Mink (UO), 9-8
2. Moore/Torres (USC) def. Teig/Pawlowski (UO), 8-3
3. Collins/Scott Merryman (USC) def. Menke/Chris King (UO), 8-5