Feb. 8, 2009
EUGENE, Ore. - The 41st-ranked University of New Mexico men's tennis team defeated Oregon, 5-2. New Mexico improves to 5-1 in dual match play while Oregon drops to 5-3.
The Lobos took the doubles point with 8-5 wins from seniors Johnny Parkes and Miles Bugby at the No. 1 position and senior Graeme Kassautzki and sophomore Joe Wood at the No. 2 slot. UNM has won every doubles point on the season, while the tandem of Parkes and Bugby remain undefeated. Kassautzki and Wood are 5-1.
New Mexico won four straight matches to begin singles play and secure the win. Parkes continued to dominate with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Marcos Verdasco in the No. 1 position. Parkes has yet to lose a match in singles or doubles. Elliot Chang, who made his singles debut on Saturday, picked up a win defeating Ric Mortera at the No. 5 slot, 6-3, 7-5. Freshman Phil Anderson and Bugby were also victorious.
The Lobos will square off with regional foe Denver on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
New Mexico 5, Oregon 2
No. 1: Johnny Parkes (NM) def. Marcos Verdasco (UO) 6-3, 6-0
No. 2: Alexander Cornelissen (UO) def. #86 Graeme Kassautzki (NM) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
No. 3: Miles Bugby (NM) def. Ayrton Wibowo (UO) 6-1, 6-2
No. 4: Jose Izquierdo (UO) def. Ben Dunbar (NM) 1-6, 6-4, 12-10
No. 5: Elliot Chang (NM) def. Ric Mortera (UO) 6-3, 7-5
No. 6: Phil Anderson (NM) def. Duncan MacDonald-Korth (UO) 6-3, 6-4
No. 1: Parkes/Bugby (NM) def. Marcos/Cornelissen (UO) 8-5
No. 2: Kassautzki/Wood (NM) def. Mortera/MacDonald-Korth 8-5
No. 3: Wibowo/Izquierdo (UO) def. Dunbar/Chang 8-6