Men's Tennis Earns Road Win Against Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. – The No. 49 UCLA men's tennis team defeated No. 44 Oregon by a 4-1 score in Pac-12 action Sunday afternoon at the Oregon Student Tennis Center.
Occupying a singles court for the second time in as many matches – and just the third time in his dual-match career – Bryce Pereira turned in his first-ever clinching win. Also recording singles victories for the Bruins (7-9, 2-2 Pac-12) were Alexander Hoogmartens and Giacomo Revelli. Revelli was also part of the tandem – with Patrick Zahraj – that sealed the doubles point for UCLA. Jesper Klöv-Nilsson registered the lone singles win of the day for the Ducks (10-9, 0-4).
Making their dual-match debut as a partnership, Jeffrey Fradkin and Karl Lee put forth a commanding effort on Court 3 to establish an advantage for the Bruins in doubles play. The pair dealt Ryoma Matsushima and Luke Vandecasteele a 6-2 loss with the other two courts locked in back-and-forth affairs. Next off was Court 1, where No. 25 Joshua Charlton and Quinn Vandecasteele logged a 6-4 result against Hoogmartens and Pereira. That left the decision to be made on Court 2 -- and for the second time on the trip, Revelli and Zahraj prevailed. The Bruins outlasted Klov-Nilsson and Ivailo Keremedchiev, 7-5, for the first point.
In singles play, Revelli rode his doubles heroics into singles play, where he sped through his match with Keremedchiev on Court 3 for a 6-3, 6-0 victory. Revelli has now won five of his last seven singles matches, with three of those wins spread across Courts 2 and 3.
Klov Nilsson cut Oregon's deficit in half with his 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Karl Lee on Court 4. Each of the remaining matches entered a third set.
No. 38 Hoogmartens got back to his winning ways with a comeback effort against No. 79 Charlton on Court 1. Hoogmartens' 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 showing improved his overall singles record to 14-5 and mark against nationally-ranked singles opponents to 6-2.
Pereira edged past Avi Shugar in the first set on Court 6, though Shugar would answer back. That left it up to a decisive third set, which narrowly went the way of Pereira for a 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 result. With the win, Pereira now has a career 3-0 dual-match singles record, with two of them coming in the last week.
UCLA continues conference play Saturday, April 9, when No. 15 USC visits Los Angeles Tennis Center. First serve in the crosstown clash is set for a 3 p.m. PT start. The Bruins also recently added a doubleheader to their schedule, with Hawai'i now slated to visit LATC for a pair of matches on Tuesday, April 12. Those contests will begin at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
UCLA vs Oregon
4/3/2022 at Eugene, OR
(Oregon Student Tennis Center)
#49 UCLA 4, #44 Oregon 1
1. #38 A. Hoogmartens (UCLA) def. #79 Joshua Charlton (ORE) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
2. Quinn Vandecasteele (ORE) vs. Patrick Zahraj (UCLA) 6-7 (10-12), 6-4, unfinished
3. Giacomo Revelli (UCLA) def. Ivailo Keremedchiev (ORE) 6-3, 6-0
4. Jesper Klov-Nilsson (ORE) def. Karl Lee (UCLA) 6-2, 6-3
5. Luke Vandecasteele (ORE) vs. Eric Hahn (UCLA) 4-6, 7-5, unfinished
6. Bryce Pereira (UCLA) def. Avi Shugar (ORE) 7-5, 4-6, 7-5
1. #25 Joshua Charlton/Quinn Vandecasteele (ORE) def. A. Hoogmartens/Bryce Pereira (UCLA) 6-4
2. Giacomo Revelli/Patrick Zahraj (UCLA) def. Ivailo Keremedchiev/Jesper Klov-Nilsson (ORE) 7-5
3. Jeffrey Fradkin/Karl Lee (UCLA) def. Ryoma Matsushima/Luke Vandecasteele (ORE) 6-2
UCLA 7-9; National ranking #49
Oregon 10-9; National ranking #44
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,4,1,6)