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Yamaguchi, Lin Into Quarters At Regionals

Oct 8, 2022

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Husky men's tennis team had a 4-0 singles mark on the second day of ITA Northwest Regionals at Gonzaga's Stevens Tennis Center. In the main draw, junior Han-Chih Lin and sophomore Rikuto Yamaguchi both won in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals.

Lin, the No. 2 overall seed, defeated Oregon's Avi Shugar, 6-1, 6-2, to reach the quarters. Yamaguchi was a 6-4, 6-0 winner over Eastern Washington's Erik Sarlvik.

Redshirt freshman Jacob Sleight earned the first win of his career in the consolation bracket, beating Dario Ristovski of Seattle U., 6-2, 7-5. Sophomore Nedim Suko also posted a 6-1, 6-4 win over Bruno Ortega of Eastern.

The Dawgs didn't have the same success in doubles, dropping both of their main draw matches today.

ITA Northwest Regionals
Oct. 7, 2022
Spokane, Wash. | Stevens Center

Singles - Round of 16
(9-16) Rikuto Yamaguchi (UW) def. Erik Sarlvik (EWU) - 6-4, 6-0
(2) Han-Chih Lin (UW) def. (9-16) Avi Shugar (Ore) - 6-1, 6-2

Singles - Consolation
Jacob Sleight (UW) def. Dario Ristovski (Seattle) - 6-2, 7-5
Nedim Suko (UW) def. Bruno Ortega (EWU) - 6-1, 6-4

Doubles - Round of 16
Shugar/Soohoo (Ore) def. (1) Lin/Suko (UW) - 8-5
Hamel/Kiselkov (Seattle) def. (5) Yamaguchi/Pearson (UW) - 8-6