Bearcats Win match with U of O Club Team, 7-2, in Exhibition

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University won two of three doubles matches and took five of six singles matches, as the Bearcats defeated the University of Oregon Club Team, 7-2, in an exhibition on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Courthouse Tennis Center. Joshua Wong (Jr., Hilo, HI/Hilo HS) led the way with wins at #1 singles and #1 doubles.

Wong prevailed in the #1 singles match against Justin Hartsuiker, 6-3, 6-2. Earlier, Wong combined with Cody Ferguson (Sr., North Bend, OR/North Bend HS/Western Oregon Univ.) to win the top doubles match over Mark Leckband and Trevor Zaret, 8-0.

WU held a 2-1 lead at the end of the doubles. In addition to the win at #1 doubles, the Bearcats also claimed a win at #2 doubles. Garrett Vincent (So., Seattle, WA/Seattle Prep/Bellevue CC) and Devin Abney (Fr., Shoreline, WA/Shorecrest HS/U. of Redlands) earned the victory as they defeated Shiro Yamaguchi and Marc Leaf, 8-5.

The U of O Club won #3 doubles, with Hartsuiker and Terry Larson outlasting Jack Schreiber (Fr., Solana Beach, CA/The Grauer School) and Cameron Thompson (Jr., Torrance, CA/North Torrance HS) of Willamette, 9-7.

Led by Wong at the #1 position, the Bearcats won the top five singles matches. Ferguson downed Leckband at #2 singles, 6-3, 6-0, while Vincent held off Dexter Hoang at #3 singles, 6-4, 6-4. Will Cooper provided WU with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Terry Metler at #4 singles. Schreiber defeated Yamaguchi in the #5 singles match, 6-3, 6-2.

At #6 singles, Ben Fong with the U of O Club achieved a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Abney.

In an extra singles match, Will Agnew-Svoboda (So., Corvallis, OR/Corvallis HS) of Willamette defeated Zaret, 6-3, 6-1.

Willamette will open the regular season with a home match against Pacific University on Saturday, Feb. 25. Match time at the Willamette University Tennis Courts in set for 2 p.m. (PST).

Saturday, February 18

At Courthouse Tennis Center, Salem, Ore.
Willamette University 7, University of Oregon Club 2 (Exhibition)

Singles

#1 - Joshua Wong (WU) defeated Justin Hartsuiker (UO Club), 6-3, 6-2
#2 - Cody Ferguson (WU) defeated Mark Leckband (UO Club), 6-3, 6-0
#3 - Garrett Vincent (WU) defeated Dexter Hoang (UO Club), 6-4, 6-4
#4 - Will Cooper (WU) defeated Terry Metler (UO Club), 6-3, 6-1
#5 - Jack Schreiber (WU) defeated Shiro Yamaguchi (UO Club), 6-3, 6-2
#6 - Ben Fong (UO Club) defeated Devin Abney (WU), 6-3, 6-3

Doubles
#1 - Wong and Ferguson (WU) defeated Hartsuiker and Leckband (UO Club), 8-0
#2 - Vincent and Abney (WU) defeated Yamaguchi and Mark Leaf (UO Club), 8-5
#3 - Hartsuiker and Terry Larson (UO Club) defeated Schreiber and Cameron Thompson (WU), 9-7

Joshua Wong earned wins at #1 singles and #1 doubles.

Joshua Wong earned wins at #1 singles and #1 doubles.