April 20, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. -- It wasn't easy, but No. 33 Washington pulled out a huge conference win over No. 43 Oregon, 4-3. The Dawgs battled back after losing the doubles point to improve to 16-10 and 3-4 in the Pac-12.
With the win Washington clinched the fifth seed at the Pac-12 Tournament, which begins next week.
In singles, the Huskies responded, needing to win four of the six matches and accomplishing just that. Marton Bots got things started, earning a 6-4, 6-3 win over Jeff Mullen at No. 2.
Following Bots were straight-set wins from Kyle McMorrow and Hawke. McMorrow battled to a 7-6 first set win, before breezing to a 6-3 second set to defeat Robin Cambier at No. 1. Hawke won the first set, 6-4, before needing a tiebreak to clinch the win. He won the second-set tiebreak, 10-8, to even the match.
Oregon won two matches in straight sets, setting the stage for the lone three-setter.
The deciding match came at No. 4 singles with every match long done. Manthou needed to beat Alex Rovello to win it for Washington and he came through in three sets. After losing the first set, 6-4, Manthou rallied to win each of the next two sets by the score of 6-2.
The Dawgs will now prepare for the Pac-12 Championships in Ojai, California, beginning April 24.
Washington Men's Tennis
April 20, 2013 - Eugene, Ore.
No. 33 Washington 4, No. 43 Oregon 3
1. Cambier/Mullen def. McMorrow/Bots, 8-4.
2. Hawke/Manthou def. Sardu/Cissold, 8-1.
3. Rovello/Maasland def. Egger/Barnhart, 8-6.
1. No. 17 Kyle McMorrow def. Robin Cambier, 8-1.
2. Marton Bots def. Jeff Mullen, 6-4, 6-3.
3. Daan Maasland def. Emmett Egger, 7-5, 6-4.
4. Max Manthou def. Alex Rovello, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
5. Daniel Sardu def. Viktor Farkas, 6-1, 6-2.
6. Jeff Hawke def. Aaron Clissold, 6-4, 7-6 (8).