Oregon Picks Up Quality Wins in Duck Invite
EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon men's tennis team competed all three days of the weekend versus competition from Portland, Portland State and Washington, winning singles and doubles matches against all three opponents.
The pair of Ray Lo and August Gustafson claimed a victory over the University of Portland's Oscar Brown and Nikolas Tvedt 8-6. After an early back-and-forth exchange Lo and Gustafson used a 4-2 break to propel them to an eventual 5-2 lead. After the Portland pair rallied to even the contest, the back-and-forth continued until the duo of Lo and Gustafson closed with a match-sealing break point.
In singles play, Lo took home a big victory on the day against Portland's Eleftherios Neos in a three-set final of 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. With things notched at 4-4 in the first, the junior capturedsen three of the next four games to capture set one. Neos of Portland responded strongly in the second set, taking the final three games to even things at one set apiece. In the deciding third set, Lo came out firing, winning the first three games and never looking back, bringing home his second win on the day.
The duo of Lo and Gustafson opened Saturday the same way they did on Friday, grabbing their second doubles win against Washington's Han-Chih Lin and Rikuto Yamaguchi 8-6. The Duck pair made an early statement, earning a break to take a 1-0 lead. With the set knotted at 5-5, Lo and Gustafson secured another break to garner a 6-5 advantage and later, the victory.
Luke Vandecasteele earned his first win on the weekend defeating Han-Chih Lin of Washington 3-6, 6-1, 6-1. After dropping the first set, the junior emphatically responded in the second set to even the contest. Vandecasteele carried that momentum through the third set, forcing three break points to attain victory.
Lo and Gustafson stayed perfect on the weekend in doubles, taking down Portland State's Andrea Brignacc and Gregory Gruenig 6-4. Senior Avi Shugar secured the lone singles victory for the Ducks in singles, taking a straight-set win over Simon Kuszynski, 6-0, 6-3.
Day 1 Results:
Ray Lo/August Gustafson def. Oscar Brown/Nikolas Tvedt 8-6
Cade Fernando/Fabian Gusic def. Luke Vandecasteele/Avi Shugar 8-4
Ray Lo def. Eleftherios Neos 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Nikolas Tvedt def. Luke Vandecasteele 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Oscar Brown def. August Gustafson 6-2, 6-4
Fabian Gusic def. Avi Shugar 6-3, 7-5
Cade Fernando def. Russell Soohoo 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(2)
Day 2 Results:
Ray Lo/August Gustafson def. Han-Chih Lin/Rikuto Yamagchi 8-6
Cesar Bouchelaghem/Brett Pearson def. Luke Vandecasteele/Avi Shugar 8-6
Cesar Bouchelaghem def. Ray Lo 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
Luke Vandecasteele def. Han-Chih Lin 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Rikuto Yamaguchi def. August Gustafson 6-3, 6-1
Brett Pearson def. Avi Shugar 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Nedim Suko def. Russell Soohoo 6-1, 6-4
Day 3 Results:
Ray Lo/August Gustafson def. Andrea Brignacc/Gregory Gruenig 6-4
Simon Kuszynski/Andrin Zuellig def. Luke Vandecasteele/Avi Shugar 6-3
Avi Shugar def. Simon Kuszynski 6-0, 6-3
Andrin Zuellig def. Russell Soohoo 6-4, 7-6
Jan Semerak def. Luke Vandecasteele 7-6, 6-3
Jonas Hembo Mathiasen def. August Gustafson 6-3, 5-7, 7-5
Andrea Brignacca def. Ray Lo 6-4, 1-6, 6-2