Traralgon's Josh Charlton is blitzing the US College tennis world
An elite Gippsland tennis player has earned a top honour in the US college tennis system.
Josh Charlton of Traralgon is in the University of Oregon tennis program where he has been crowned the Pac-12 Player of the Week for his role in helping the Ducks beat Stanford University.
A report by the university said:
The UO standout tallied two wins against the Cardinal, including a top-40 victory in singles play.
Against Stanford, Charlton recorded a three-set win over #36 Arthur Fery at No. 2 singles. The result was Charlton's first win over a ranked opponent this season and gave the Ducks a 2-1 lead in the match. With the victory, Charlton improved to 12-5 in singles play this season and evened his Pac-12 record to 3-3.
In doubles, he and Quinn Vandecasteele — the No. 42 team in the country — posted a 6-3 win against the Stanford team of Tristan Boyer and Timothy Sah in the top spot of the lineup. The Oregon duo is 8-2 this season.
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