Lobos Down Oregon 6-1
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/16/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 16, 2008

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- The University of New Mexico men's tennis team earned its third win of the season by defeating the Oregon Ducks 6-1 on Saturday. The Lobos improve to 3-4 with a shot at .500.

The Lobos swept the doubles for the second time this season and then won five singles matches. Max Jones and Kamil Pajkowski improved to 11-3 overall, 5-1 at No. 1, with an 8-2 victory over Marcos Verdasco and Geoff Embry. Chris Parkes and Johnny Parkes beat Alexander Cornelissen and Mike Myrhed 8-5 at No. 2. Graeme Kassautzki and Joe Wood quickly went up 5-0 and only allowed one point, 8-1, over Francisco Gallardo and Stephen Weichert.

In singles, Kassautzki held a slight 4-3 lead in both sets and each time won 6-3 over Embry. His doubles partner, Wood had a quick 6-2, 6-3 win against Myrhed. Johnny Parkes defeated Gallardo 6-2, 6-4.

The other three matches needed at least a tiebreaker to get through. Jones won the first set but went into a 10-point tiebreaker third set. He won 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-2) to improve to 9-4 overall. Miles Bugby returned to the court after sitting since Jan. 19 and won 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 against Romero Mortera. Cornelissen came out ahead of the long match with Pajkowski 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 1-0 (10-6) to give the Ducks their lone point.

The Lobos will finish the weekend by playing singles against Northern Arizona tonight at 7 p.m.