Men's Tennis Falls to Santa Clara 6-1

March 25, 2002

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The No. 52-ranked University of Oregon men's tennis team's six-game winning streak ended Monday afternoon as the Ducks lost 6-1 to No. 73-ranked Santa Clara.

Oregon falls to 11-3 on the season while Santa Clara improved to 10-4.

'They were better at the details than we were today,' Oregon coach Chris Russell said. 'They made fewer mistakes. It's a match that hopefully will help us get better.'

The Ducks hung tough, but lost three singles matches in three sets at Nos. 2, 4 and 5. Sophomore Greg Dubourdieu picked up Oregon's point with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles over Santa Clara's Taylor Bedilion. The Ducks didn't win the doubles point, but claimed an 8-4 win from the No. 3 tandem of Manuel Kost and Chris King.

Oregon will play its next three matches in California, first taking on Pacific at 1 p.m. The Ducks then will play at Stanford on Friday and California on Saturday.

No.1- Chris Lamb (USC) def. Oded Teig (UO), 7-5, 6-2
No.2- Michael Duong (USC) def. Manuel Kost (UO), 6-7, 7-6, 6-1
No.3- Victor Camargo (USC) def. Jason Menke (UO), 6-1, 6-4
No.4- Eric Chen (USC) def. Sven Swinnen (UO), 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
No.5- Francisco Zepponi (USC) def. Chris King (UO), 1-6, 7-6, 6-1
No.6- Greg Dubourdieu (UO) def. Taylor Bedilion (USC) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

No.1- Rick Russo/Chen (USC) def. Teig/Swinnen (UO), 8-5
No.2- Bedilion/Michael Bruggemann (USC) def. Menke/Paalberg (UO), 8-6
No.3- Kost/King (UO) def. Camargo/Federico Mattioli (USC), 8-4

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