EUGENE, Ore. – The USC Upstate men's tennis team suffered its first loss of the spring season Friday afternoon, falling 7-0 at No. 72 Oregon University at the OU Tennis Complex in non-conference action
The Spartans (1-1) drop their first road match of the season, while Oregon (1-0) opens the year with a victory.
Upstate led early at No. 2 doubles as Gonzalo Blanco and Yvon Haessig held serve in the opening games before falling 8-4. The Spartans would win three games in the remaining two doubles matches to drop the doubles point.
Haessig paced the Spartans in singles action when he earned an opening set victory over Jeff Mullen, but the the Oregon senior rallied back to pick up the 5-7, 6-2, 10-6 victory and keep the Ducks perfect on the day.
Matthias Kidler put up a fight at No. 1 singles, but ultimately fell 6-4, 6-4 to Rob Cambier as the Upstate junior is now 1-1 on the year in singles play at the No. 1 spot.
The Spartans will look to get back in the win column Saturday afternoon when they stay in Eugene, Ore., to take on Eastern Washington in the second of three weekend matches. First serve against the Eagles is slated for 4 p.m. EST.
#72 Oregon 7, USC Upstate 0
Jan 25, 2013 at Eugene, Ore. (OU Tennis Complex)
|1. Robin Cambier (OU) def. Matthias Kidler (UPSTM) 6-4, 6-4|
|2. Jeff Mullen (OU) def. Yvon Haessig (UPSTM) 5-7, 6-2, 10-6|
|3. Daan Maasland (OU) def. Gonzalo Blanco (UPSTM) 6-2, 6-3|
|4. Alex Rovello (OU) def. Viktor Selander (UPSTM) 6-1, 6-1|
|5. Daniel Sardu (OU) def. Jamie Yates (UPSTM) 6-1, 6-2|
|6. Brent Chin (OU) def. Carlos Tajes (UPSTM) 6-3, 6-3|
|1. Robin Cambier/Jeff Mullen (OU) def. Matthias Kidler/Viktor Selander (UPSTM) 8-3|
|2. Daniel Sardu/Aaron Clissold (OU) def. Gonzalo Blanco/Yvon Haessig (UPSTM) 8-4|
|3. Alex Rovello/Daan Maasland (OU) def. Jacob Darling/Jamie Yates (UPSTM) 8-0|
|USC Upstate 1-1|
|Oregon 1-0; National ranking #72|