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University of Oregon Men Team News
Pair of Ducks Still Alive in Pac-10 Championships
Wednesday, 07/15/2009

OJAI, Calif. - After day one of the Pac-10 Individual Championships a pair of Ducks are still in singles competition. Both Duncan MacDonald-Korth and Siobhan Cavan advanced to the semifinals and will be back in action again on Friday at noon.

Sophomore MacDonald-Korth used a bye to get through the first round of the Invitational Bracket and then defeated Washington Skyler Tateishi 4-6; 6-2; 6-3 in the round of 16.

Cavan knocked off a pair of opponents to get into the round of 16. The Oregon sophomore beat Arizona State's Ali van Horne 6-3; 6-1 in the opening round and won against UCLA's Anna-Viktoria Lind 2-6; 6-1; 6-2 to move on again.

Both MacDonald-Korth and Cavan will play again on Friday at noon. The men's matches are being held at Libbey Park while the women are playing at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club. 

All the other Ducks were in action in the opening round but failed to advance to Friday. All the match results can be viewed at the following links:

Men's Championship Singles

Men's Invitational Singles

Women's Championship Singles

Women's Invitational Singles

Doubles play will begin tomorrow with both the Oregon men and women fielding four teams apiece - two in each of the Championship and Invitational Brackets.

The Pac-10 Championships will are the featured event at this year's 109th Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament, which attracts 1,600 of the best college, junior and open players from the Western states. The annual event, started by William Thacher in 1896, has been played at the same site and interrupted only five times. Some of the top players to compete at the event: Pete Sampras, Lindsay Davenport, Michael Chang, Rick Leach, Tracy Austin, Billy Jean King, Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors and the Bryan twins. These tennis greats are among more than 85 former players at The Ojai who have gone on to win one or more Grand Slam events as professional tennis players.