Oregon falls to No. 30 Fresno State Bulldogs, 4-2.
March 4, 2001
The University of Oregon women's tennis fell to No. 30 Fresno State, 4-2, Sunday afternoon at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center, in Fresno, California. The Ducks drop to 2-6, while the Bulldogs improve to 5-1.
Oregon began the day by losing the doubles point, as the Bulldogs recorded victories at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots. The Ducks' Courtney Nagle and Vickie Gunnarsson earned Oregon's only victory in doubles in their defeat over Fresno State's Leils Fichtbauer and Courtney Jantz, 8-5. The Fresno State No. 1 team of Simone Jardim and Kim Niggemeyer held off the Ducks' Davina Mendiburu and Janice Nyland, 8-5, while the Bulldogs' Chantel Wiggins and Kelly Ramirez defeated Oregon's Adeline Arnaud and Jeanette Mattsson, 8-1, at No. 3.
The Bulldogs were victorious at the top three singles spots, while Oregon picked up wins at the No. 5 and No. 6 spots, respectively. Fresno State All-American junior Niggemeyer, ranked No. 24 nationally, defeated Oregon's Nyland, 6-0, 6-4. The No. 2 singles match between No. 48 Liesl Fichtbauer of Fresno State and Oregon's Jeanette Mattsson was ended during the first set due to sickness (1-0, ret.). The two wins came when the Ducks' Davina Mendiburu defeated Courtney Jantz of Fresno State (6-3, 6-2), while teammate Courtney Nagle's match with the Bulldog's Chantel Wiggins ended early due to injury (6-4, 2-3, ret.).
The No. 4 singles match between Fresno State's Ewa Grusiecka and Oregon's Vickie Gunnarsson was at 6-1, 3-6, 2-1 before play was suspended due to rain and the match was officially called.
The Ducks will be travelling north March 9-10 to take on the University of Washington and Washington State, respectively.
No. 30 Fresno State, 4 vs. No. 51 Oregon, 2
No. 1- (#24) Kim Niggemeyer (FSU) def. Janice Nyland (UO), 6-0, 6-4
No. 2- (#48) Liesl Fichtbauer (FSU) def. Jeanette Mattsson (UO), 1-0, ret.
No. 3- Simone Jardim (FSU) def. Adeline Arnaud (UO), 6-1, 6-2
No. 4- Ewa Grusiecka (FSU) vs. Vickie Gunnarsson (UO), 6-1, 3-6, 2-1, suspended due to rain
No. 5- Davina Mendiburu (UO) def. Courtney Jantz (FSU), 6-3, 6-2
No. 6- Courtney Nagle (UO) def. Chantel Wiggins (FSU), 6-4, 2-3, ret.
No. 1- Jardim/Niggemeyer (FSU) def. Nyland/Mendiburu (UO), 8-5
No. 2- Nagle/Gunnarsson (UO) def. Fichtbauer/Jantz (FSU), 8-5
No. 3- Wiggins/Kelly Ramirez (FSU) def. Arnaud/Mattsson (UO), 8-1