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Ducks Split Doubleheader on Friday

Apr 1, 2022

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon men's tennis dropped a battle to No. 13 ranked USC 4-0, with the Ducks leading in two of the three unfinished matches when the 4-0 result was finalized. The Ducks bounced back in the evening matchup vs. Portland State, defeating the Vikings 6-0.
Match One (USC): Oregon started down 1-0 after USC got the doubles point in a hurry. The No. 17 ranked pair of Dostanic and Frye defeated Joshua Charlton and Quinn Vandecasteele 6-2 on court one, with Makk/Westrate downing Ivailo Keremedchiev/Youssef Kadiri 6-2.
In singles, Charlton held his own with the No. 6 ranked Stefan Dostanic, dropping the first set in a 6-7 (6-8) tiebreak, and was up 6-5 in the second when the match was decided. The second point of the day for USC came from a 6-2, 6-3 win on court 5, followed by a 6-4, 6-4 win on court two. The decisive third came from a third-set loss for Keremedchiev, who fell 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to the 46th ranked Makk.
Match Two (Portland State): The Ducks stared out the second match with a 1-0 lead, as a result of Portland State having five available players. The teams agreed to play the singles matches first, with the Ducks up 1-0 and needing to take three of the five singles matches to clinch.
The three wins came in record time for the Ducks, with Klov-Nilsson winning 6-1, 6-1, Avi Shugar taking his match 6-0, 6-3 and Charlton coming out victorious, 6-0, 6-3. With a 4-0 lead, the teams played out the final two singles matches. Oregon would then complete the sweep with wins from Luke Vandecasteele 6-1, 6-2 and Keremedchiev 6-3, 6-3.
Up Next: Oregon hosts UCLA on Sunday at noon, with the match anticipated to be played on the outside courts.