WEDNESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/OSU men finish 11th; Ducks fall in conference men's and women's tennis first round


On a windy Wednesday at Eugene Country Club, Oregon tied for fifth and Oregon State placed 11th at the Pac-12 championships.

Stanford finished 7-under-par for the four-day tournament, seven strokes better than runner-up UCLA.

Oregon struggled to a 22-over final round and finished at 31-over. After entering the week ranked No. 39, the Ducks now await their placement in the NCAA regionals.

Ducks redshirt senior Ryan Gronlund shot a par 71 in the final round and tied for 10th at par 284. UO freshman Yin Ho Yue closed with a 73 and tied for 16th at 288. Ducks freshman Craig Ronne's 78 gave him a 289 total and share of 21st. Sophomore Donald Kay shot 76 to finish at 290. Freshman Tom Gueant had a 79 for a 300 total. And, senior Edwin Yi, the Ducks' No. 1 player, shot 81 to finish at 21-over 305 and in 61st position.

Freshman Sean Kato led Oregon State, tying for 41st at 11-over 295 after a final-round 74.

California's Colin Morikawa was the medalist at 12-under 272. He was four strokes in front of Utah's Kyler Dunkle.


Utah 4, Oregon 1

The Ducks earned the doubles point, but the Utes controlled singles play to eliminate Oregon in the first round of the Pac-12 championships at Ojai, California.

Utah won the bottom three singles matches in straight sets and clinched the team win with David Micevski beating Oregon's Ty Gentry 7-5 in the third set at No. 2 singles.

Gentry and Joshua Charlton won No. 1 doubles 7-5, and the Ducks' No. 2 doubles tandem of Riki Oshima and Charles Roberts won 6-2.

Oregon (13-10) awaits Monday's NCAA tournament selections to see if its season will continue.

• The Portland Pilots' Sema Pankin was voted the West Coast Conference freshman of the year for men's tennis. He was also a second-team all-conference singles player and honorable mention in doubles with Eleftherios Neos as voted by the conference coaches.


Arizona State 4, Oregon 0

Rifanty Kahfiana and Paiton Wagner scored a 6-1 win over the top-ranked doubles team in the country, but the Sun Devils won the doubles point in a tiebreaker at the No. 2 spot and dominated singles play.

ASU won the bottom three singles matches in straight sets to clinch the first-round win at the Pac-12 championships.

The Ducks finished the season with a 7-16 record.


Oregon senior Shannon Williams was named the Pac-12 Scholar of the Year for women's lacrosse. 

On schedule to graduate in June with a double major in human physiology and biology, the Bel Air, Maryland native has a 3.95 GPA.

She scored a program-leading 251 goals in 68 games in her Oregon career.

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