EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon men's tennis team fell 7-0 to No. 8 ranked Stanford on Friday afternoon inside the Student Tennis Center. Stanford improved to 16-5 this season while Oregon falls to 9-13.
Stanford took all three doubles match to earn the doubles point but the Cardinal's No. 34 ranked team got everything they could handle from the Ducks. Stanford's No. 34 ranked Richard Wire and Blake Muller were nearly knocked off by Ayrton Wibowo and Duncan MacDonald-Korth but the Cardinal duo prevailed 7-6 (8-6) in the tiebreaker.
Stanford also swept through the singles play. Oregon had its best chances at No. 3 and No. 5 singles but Stanford won in third sets in both matches.
Oregon will battle No. 34 California tomorrow at noon. The match was previously scheduled for 1 p.m. but has been moved forward to noon.
Stanford 7, Oregon 0
Friday April 10, 2008
Oregon Student Tennis Center
No. 1: STAN Bradley Klahn def. UO Marcos Verdasco; 6-2, 6-4
No. 2: STAN Ryan Thacher def. UO Alexander Cornelissen; 7-5, 6-0
No. 3: STAN Richard Wire def. UO Ayrton Wibowo; 6-7, 6-1, 10-5
No. 4: STAN Blake Muller def. UO Jose' Izquierdo; 6-3, 6-3
No. 5: STAN Greg Hirshman def. UO Duncan MacDonald-Korth; 6-3, 6-1
No. 6: STAN Jeff Zeller def. UO Sho Higuchi; 5-7, 7-6, 10-6
Order of finish: 1, 5, 2*, 4, 6, 3
No. 1: STAN Thacher/Klahn def. UO Verdasco/Cornelissen, 8-4
No. 2: STAN Wire/Muller def. UO MacDonald-Korth/Wibowo, 7-6 (8-6)
No. 3: STAN Kelly/Hirshman def. UO Higuchi/Izquierdo, 8-1
Order of finish: 3, 1*, 2