No. 43 Utah State Men's Tennis Loses 4-0 to No. 40 Oregon
Sophomore Sergiu Bucur
Sophomore Sergiu Bucur
Feb. 28, 2018

Box Score

EUGENE, Ore. - The 43rd-ranked Utah State men's tennis (7-4, 1-0 Mountain West) team lost, 4-0, to No. 40 Oregon (9-2, 0-0 Pac-12) on Wednesday night in Eugene.

In doubles, junior Samuel Serrano and freshman Valdemar Holm lost, 0-6, at the No. 2 spot against the No. 16-ranked duo of senior Cormac Clissold and junior Thomas Laurent. Senior Simon Stevens and sophomore Ty Gentry clinched the doubles point for Oregon with a 6-3 win at the No. 3 spot against senior Andrew Nakajima and sophomore Sergiu Bucur. Senior Jaime Barajas and freshman Jose Carvajal competed at the No. 1 spot against junior Armando Soemarno and freshman Charles Roberts, but the match went unfinished due to the results on the other courts.

In singles, Barajas lost, 1-6, 1-6, to Laurent, who is ranked No. 13 in the nation in singles. Oregon senior Akihiro Tanaka recorded a 6-1, 6-3 win at the No. 3 spot over Serrano. Carvajal then lost, 3-6, 2-6, to junior Ethan Young-Smith. The remaining singles matches ended unfinished.

Utah State next travels to Denver, Colo., to take on Denver (3-4, 1-1 Summit League) on Monday, March 5, at 11 a.m. (MT). The Aggies then head to Tampa, Fla., to face No. 38 Old Dominion (7-5, 0-0 Conference USA) on Friday, March 9, George Washington (0-12, 0-1 Atlantic 10) on Saturday, March 10, at 11 a.m., and South Florida (2-7, 0-1 American) on Sunday, March 11 at 8 a.m.

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No. 40 Oregon 4, No. 43 Utah State 0

1. Jaime Barajas/Jose Carvajal (USU) vs. Armando Soemarno/Charles Roberts (UO) 4-5, unfinished
2. No. 16 Cormac Clissold/Thomas Laurent (UO) def. Samuel Serrano/Valdemar Holm (USU) 6-0
3. Simon Stevens/Ty Gentry (UO) def. Sergiu Bucur/Andrew Nakajima (USU) 6-3

1. No. 13 Thomas Laurent (UO) def. Jaime Barajas (USU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Sergiu Bucur (USU) vs. Simon Stevens (UO) 6-3, 3-4, unfinished
3. Akihiro Tanaka (UO) def. Samuel Serrano (USU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Valdemar Holm (USU) vs. Cormac Clissold (UO), 6-1, 4-6, 0-2, unfinished
5. Felipe Acosta (USU) vs. Ty Gentry (UO) 2-6, 4-5, unfinished 
6. Ethan Young-Smith (UO) def. Jose Carvajal (USU) 6-3, 6-2




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