Men's Tennis Plays Well as Host in First Day of Duck Classic

Nov. 2, 2002

EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon men's tennis team hosted Portland and Portland State on the first day of the Duck Classic at the Student Tennis Center. The Ducks completed the day with a record of 8-4 in singles and 3-1 in doubles play, with one more day of play remaining.

'Jason Menke was a real bright spot,' head coach Chris Russell said. 'He played like a senior today. He was tested the most and he responded well.'

Menke led the Ducks with two impressive singles victories over Portland's top two players at the tournament. A senior from Portland, Ore., Menke defeated Quinn Borchard and Roman Borvanov of Portland, each in straight sets. Borchard and Borvanov did get revenge in doubles play, defeating Menke and teammate Junaid Hossain, 8-6.

Kyle Halberg, Chris King and Arron Spencer each won all of their matches on the day, pacing the Ducks' play in both singles and doubles. All three players did not lose a set on the day, winning their singles matches in straight sets. In doubles play, Halberg teamed up with Andrew Walker and King played with Spencer .

Play will continue at the Student Tennis Center Sunday at 9 a.m. All three teams will again be in action, with the matches concluding approximately at 6 p.m.

Roman Borvanov (Portland) def. Junaid Hossain (Oregon), 7-6, 4-6, 7-6
Jason Menke (Oregon) def. Quinn Borchard (Portland), 6-2, 6-1
Kyle Halberg (Oregon) def. Peter Miskovic (Portland), 7-6, 7-6
Lorin Schlecht (Portland) def. Mark Simpson (Portland State), 6-2, 6-1
Chris King (Oregon) def. Ram Hernandez (Portland), 6-3, 6-2
Arron Spencer (Oregon) def. Kapil Desai (Portland State), 6-4, 6-0
Ty Garrison (Portland) def. Andrew Walker (Oregon), 6-2, 7-5
Quinn Borchard (Portland) def. Junaid Hossain (Oregon), 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Jason Menke (Oregon) def. Roman Borvanov (Portland), 7-5, 7-5
Peter Miskovic (Portland) def. Mark Simpson (Portland State), 7-6, 6-2
Kyle Halberg (Oregon) def. Lorin Schlecht (Portland), 6-4, 7-5
Chris King (Oregon) def. Kapil Desai (Portland State), 6-4, 6-1
Colby Jaeger (Portland) def. Andrew Walker (Oregon), 6-2, 1-6, 6-1
Arron Spencer (Oregon) def. Ty Garrison (Portland), 6-3, 6-2

King/Spencer (Oregon) def. Garrison/Hernandez (Portland), 8-4
Borchard/Borvanov (Portland) def. Hossain/Menke (Oregon), 8-6
King/Kost (Oregon) def. Jaeger/Schlecht (Portland), 8-6
Halberg/Walker (Oregon) def. Desai/Simpson (Portland State), 8-6

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