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Fall Comes To A Close At Duck Invite

Nov 14, 2021

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Huskies finished up the fall tournament season on Sunday at the Duck Invitational, with freshmen Nedim Suko and Rikuto Yamaguchi each reaching the singles semfinals at Oregon's Student Tennis Center.

The new Huskies came up short against much more experienced Oregon players on their home courts in Sunday's semis. Suko dropped a 6-1, 7-5 match to 90th-ranked Joshua Charlton, a fourth-year player. Yamaguchi had a 6-3, 6-1 setback today against third-year Duck Jesper Klov-Nilsson.

The only other result was a back draw match for Jack Pulliam, which he took in straight sets over New Mexico's Rafael AbdulSalam.

Washington Men's Tennis
Duck Invitational
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 12-14, 2021
Eugene, Ore. | Student Tennis Center


Green Draw
R16: Nedim Suko (UW) def. Julien Penzlin (UP) - 6-4, 6-3
R16: Rikuto Yamaguchi (UW) def. Eleftherios Neos (UP) - 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2)
QF: Nedim Suko (UW) def. Arda Azkara (UNM) - 6-4, 6-4
QF: Rikuto Yamaguchi (UW) def. Luke Vandecasteele (Ore) - 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1
SF: (#90) Joshua Charlton (Ore) def. Nedim Suko (UW) - 6-1, 7-5
SF: Jesper Klov-Nilsson (Ore) def. Rikuto Yamaguchi (UW) - 6-3, 6-1

Yellow Draw
R16: Jack Pulliam (UW) def. Oliver Fernandez (PSU) - 6-4, 7-5
QF: Oscar Brown (UP) def. Jack Pulliam (UW) - 6-4, 7-5

Extra Matches
Jack Pulliam (UW) def. Rafael AbdulSalam (UNM) - 6-3, 6-1


Main Draw
R16: Pulliam/Wong (UW) def. AbdulSalam/Samaha (UNM) - 8-5
R16: Suko/Yamaguchi (UW) def. Hsu/Fernandez (PSU) - 8-3
QF: Penzlin/Tvedt (UP) def. Pulliam/Wong (UW) - 8-4
QF: Shugar/Matsushita (Ore) def. Suko/Yamaguchi (UW) - 8-7 (2)