The No. 43 Oregon Ducks (6-1) defeated the No. 66 Nevada Wolf Pack (0-2) for the second day in a row on Saturday, 6-1. Oregon is now a perfect 5-0 at home this season.
Coming off of a fairly quick victory on Friday, the Ducks had to mentally adjust in preparation for facing the same opponent less than 24 hours later.
“When you win as big as we did yesterday, it’s hard not to have a little bit of a mental letdown,” coach Nils Schyllander said. “Credit to Nevada; they played really hard today. I think they wanted to prove something, but we took the best shot and it was a pretty decisive 6-1 win in the end.”
Oregon started strong in doubles, with Cormac Clissold and Simon Stevens winning quickly, 6-1. Kevin Farin and Jayson Amos sealed the doubles point for the Ducks, finishing off Nevada’s Robert Allan and Moez Chargui 6-2.
Oregon’s Daan Maasland had another impressive performance in singles, taking down Andrew Poustie 6-2, 6-3. Simon Stevens was next to score for the Ducks, beating Robert Allan 6-4, 6-4.
“In singles, I just tried to have the same energy as in doubles, and I had a few possibilities to win the second set like 6-2, 6-3,” Stevens said. “At the end of the set I played better than how I opened and that made the difference for sure.”
Joey Swaysland provided the clincher for Oregon in a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 comeback, bumping the Ducks’ lead to 4-0. Jayson Amos was next to finish for Oregon, with a solid 7-6, 6-4 win to move the score to 5-0 in favor of Oregon. Sardu chalked up the last point for the Ducks, emerging victorious from a lengthy back-and-forth battle against Ryan Andrada that ended at 7-5, 1-6, 6-0.
Similar to Friday’s competition, the face-off in the No. 1 spot between Kevin Farin and Nevada’s Moez Chargui was a heated battle. Saturday’s match up ended in the Wolf Pack’s favor, with Farin falling 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 on court one.
Oregon will travel to Bloomington, Indiana to face Indiana on Friday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. (PST). After the Ducks will head south to take on Louisville on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 7 a.m. (PST).
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