UO Hosts Duck Invite This Weekend
EUGENE, Ore. – The men's tennis team will close out the fall season this weekend as hosts of the Duck Invite at the Student Tennis Center.
Six Ducks are set for singles play - Joshua Charlton, Luke Vandecasteele, Nima Movassaghi, Ryoma Matsushita, Avi Shugar and Jesper Klöv-Nilsson - while Klöv-Nilsson and Charlton, and Shugar and Matsushita will team up in doubles.
Charlton is fresh off a doubles tournament win with teammate Quinn Vandecasteele, and looks to continue his streak this weekend with Klöv-Nilsson. Earlier in the fall season, Klöv-Nilsson and teammate Ivailo Keremedchiev advanced to the finals of the consolation bracket at the ITA All-American.
Matches will take place Friday through Sunday, with doubles to start the day and singles to follow. Play gets underway tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the Student Tennis Center.
The Draws are broken up into two brackets, the green and yellow bracket. Charlton, Klöv-Nilsson and Vandecasteele are are in the green, while Matsushita, Movassaghi and Shugar are in the yellow. The second round matches for the green bracket will take place at 3:30 p.m. with yellow at 5:30 p.m.
Duck Invite – Opening Rounds (Student Tennis Center)
Nima Movassaghi (UO) vs. Will Jesser (Portland State) - 10 a.m.
Luke Vandecasteele (UO) vs. Jan Pucalka (New Mexico) - 11:30 a.m.
Jesper Klöv-Nilsson (UO) vs. Nils Plutat (Portland State) - 11:30 a.m.
Avi Shugar (UO) vs. Juan Batalla (Nevada) - 1 p.m.
Ryoma Matsushita (UO) vs. Leo Hibi (Portland) - 1 p.m.
Joshua Charlton (UO) vs. TBD - 3:30 p.m.
Shugar / Matsushita (UO) vs. Zisswiller / Batalla (Nevada) - 9 a.m.
Charlton / Klöv-Nilsson (UO) vs. TBD - Saturday