Keremedchiev Set to Join the Ducks Next Fall
EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon men's tennis team will welcome Ivailo Keremedchiev to the program next fall. The Sofia, Bulgaria, native spent the first two years of his collegiate career at Louisiana where he played primarily at the top of the lineup in singles and doubles.
"Coach Spencer and I are thrilled to welcome Ivailo to Eugene to be part of this Ducks program," head coach Nils Schyllander said. "He has tremendous upside and his work ethic are second to none, so we can't wait for him to arrive here on campus. I have no doubt he will soar and take flight as a Duck."
Entering his collegiate career, Keremedchiev was the No. 1 junior player from Bulgaria.
In September 2019, Keremedchiev advanced to the quarterfinals of an ITF Futures event in Fayetteville, Ark. He won three matches in qualifying to advance to the main draw where he added two more wins including a victory over the tournament's No. 7 seed.
Keremedchiev reached a career-high 386 in the ITF junior rankings in August 2018. He posted an overall juniors record of 37-15 including a pair of titles and two other finals appearances in 2018.
In his most recent results, Keremedchiev recorded a straight-set win over No. 90 Ronald Hohmann of LSU. Through his first eight appearances in 2021, he has played at the No. 1 spot six times. In doubles, Keremedchiev won five of seven including a victory in the top position in a match at sixth-ranked Texas.
Splitting time between the No. 1 and 2 spots in the singles lineup, Keremedchiev had a 7-2 record during the 2019-20 season. Among his accolades, he picked up a win at No. 2 singles against Florida State and later that season earned Sun Belt Athlete of the Week honors.
Schyllander and the Ducks are currently 10-2, and ranked No. 43 in the country. After a near two-week break, Oregon returns to action March 20 in a home match against Seattle U. Including that match, the Ducks play their next three at home: March 20 vs Seattle, March 21 vs Utah and March 27 vs San Diego.
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