MEN'S TENNIS OPENS SEASON WITH 5-2 LOSS AT OREGON
EUGENE, Ore. — The Sacramento State men’s tennis team opened its spring season with a 5-2 loss to Oregon on Saturday afternoon at Student Tennis Center.
The Ducks improved to 5-2 on the season while the Hornets dropped to 0-1.
Oregon took the first point of the contest, after winning two of the three doubles matches. Geoff Embry and Alexander Cornelissen teamed to beat Xavier Barajas-Smith and Anton Stryhas, 8-5, at No. 1. The Hornets matched the victory at No. 3 with an 8-4 win by Ramon Perez and Warwick Foy over Stephen Wiechert and Mike Myrhed. At No. 2, Marcos Verdasco and Francisco Gallardo downed Gabriel Loredo and Hague Van Dillen, 8-6, to secure the OU win.
In singles play, Embry added to the Ducks’ lead with a 6-1, 6-2, win over Miguel Camino at No. 5. Oregon moved ahead, 3-0, after Eric Pickard downed Van Dillen, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 6.
Stryhas picked up the Hornets’ first point with a 6-2, 6-0, win over Gallardo at No. 3. However, Oregon clinched the victory at No. 4 when Myrhed beat Foy, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
The final two matches at the top of the ladder came down to the wire. Cornelissen outlasted Loredo at No. 2, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, for the Ducks’ final point. At No. 1, Barajas-Smith defeated Verdasco, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3.
Sacramento State will next be in action on Feb. 10 as it travels to Cheney, Wash., to take on Eastern Washington at 1 p.m.
Oregon 5, Sacramento State 2
No. 1: Geoff Embry/Alexander Cornelissen (Oregon) def. Anton Stryhas/Xavier Barajas-Smith (SAC), 8-5
No. 2: Marcos Verdasco/Francisco Gallardo (Oregon) def. Gabriel Loredo/Hague Van Dillen (SAC), 8-6
No. 3: Ramon Perez/Warwick Foy (SAC) def. Stephen Wiechert/Mike Myrhed (Oregon), 8-4
No. 1: Barajas-Smith (SAC) def. Verdasco (Oregon), 6-4, 6-7, 6-3
No. 2: Cornelissen (Oregon) def. Loredo (SAC), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 3: Stryhas (SAC) def. Gallardo (Oregon), 6-2, 6-0
No. 4: Myrhed (Oregon) def. Foy (SAC), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
No. 5: Geoff Embry (Oregon) def. Miguel Camino (SAC), 6-1, 6-2
No. 6: Eric Pickard (Oregon) def. Van Dillen (SAC), 6-3, 6-3
Order of finish: 5, 6, 3, 4, 2, 1