Women's Tennis Faces Conference Foes Washington, Washington State

March 7, 2001

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THIS WEEK Fri., Mar. 9, #17 Washington - Seattle, Wash., Noon,Sat., Mar. 10, #48 Washington State - Pullman, Wash.,1:30 p.m.

LAST WEEKOregon suffered back-to-back losses at the hands of non-conference opponents Loyola Marymount and No. 30 Fresno State. The Ducks (3-7, 0-5 Pac-10) are in the midst of a five match losing streak, dating back to their Febuary 9th contest against Arizona.

UP NEXTThe Ducks (3-7, 0-5 Pac-10) travel to Washington in the hopes of snapping their losing streak and earning their first Pac-10 win of the season. The No. 17 Huskies (9-4, 0-1 Pac-10) own a five match winning streak, including victories over Brigham Young and Utah, while the No. 48 Cougars (5-5, 0-3 Pac-10) snapped their five-match winning streak, falling to in-state rival Washington, 6-1.

COACH JACK GRIFFIN Griffin enters his fifth season as head coach of Oregon women's tennis. The La Jolla, Calif., native was a standout player at the University of New Mexico, where he earned a degree in sports administration. In Griffin's first season as head coach, the Ducks advanced to the NCAA West Regional tournament. Since then, the Ducks have been frequent visitors to postseason competition. In 1999, Oregon advanced to the round of 32 after upsetting No. 34 South Florida. Last season, the Ducks advanced to the NCAA tournament, only to fall to Mississippi State in the first round. This season, under the guidance of Griffin, the Ducks look to again achieve a berth in the NCAAs.

THE LAST TIMEOregon's last wins over the Washington schools date back to the 1998-99 season. In that year, the Ducks swept Washington State (5-3) and Washington (5-4) at their opponents' home courts.

DANVILLE DELIGHTFreshmen Courtney Nagle owns a 6-1 record in singles matches this season, in cluding five straight-set victories over her opponents.

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