Men's Tennis Faces Tough Southern Road Swing

March 26, 2001

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WHAT'S UP
The Ducks, who have won three straight and seven of their last eight matches, travel to Mobile, Ala., for two non-conference competitions at the Bruce David Lubel Memorial Tennis Complex. On Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., No. 62 Oregon (8-6, 0-2 Pac-10) takes on national powerhouse South Alabama (18-2), which is ranked No. 13 in the country. South Alabama is 8-0 in home matches this season. The Ducks then face No. 19 Fresno State (10-6) Thursday at noon. Oregon wraps up its Southern road swing with a Saturday match against Louisiana-Lafayette (5-11) at 11 a.m. at the Cajun Courts. The Rajin' Cajuns lost 7-0 to South Alabama on March 24.

IN THE RANKINGS
The Ducks are ranked No. 62 in the latest WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings, released March 21, moving up seven spots from No. 69. Oregon has been ranked as high as No. 42 this season.

TEIG, MINK HEATING UP
Sophomore Oded Teig has won three in a row and eight out of his last 10 matches. He leads the Ducks with an 18-9 singles record. Meanwhile, freshman Buck Mink has won six out of his last seven matches. He has an 11-11 singles record this season.

DYNAMITE DOUBLES
Jason Menke and Buck Mink have formed one of the best doubles duos this season. The two have teamed up for a 9-6 record and posted six consecutive victories.

ROAD WARRIORS
After finishing its inaugural home season at the Student Tennis Center with a 5-5 record, the Ducks will end the regular season with eight straight matches away from Eugene.

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