Women's Tennis Returns Home to Take on Washington Schools, Pacific

March 28, 2001

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Oregon (3-11, 0-5 Pac-10) returns home after a tough nine-match stretch away from Eugene. The Ducks play host to three consecutive home matches this weekend. Oregon takes on 20th-ranked Washington (12-6) on Friday at 1:30 p.m. On Saturday, it plays 34th-ranked Washington State (8-5). Oregon then plays its final home match this year against Pacific (3-10) on Sunday at 1 p.m. All matches will be played in the new Student Tennis Center behind McArthur Court. The Ducks have lost nine in a row, dating back to their Feb. 9 contest against Arizona.

Griffin is in 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.

Oregon fell to Washington 6-1 at Seattle on March 9. Oregon was unable to earn a point in singles contests. Courtney Nagle and Adeline Arnaud battled for three sets each before falling to Washington's Erin Boisclair and Erin Hoe. The Ducks won two out of the three doubles matches to earn one point. At No. 2, Oregon's Davina Mendiburu and Janice Nyland put away Colleen Gray and Kristina Kraszewski, 9-7, while Adeline Arnaud and Jeanette Mattsson, playing at No. 3, defeated the Washington duo of Andrea Coulter and Hoe, 8-4.

The Ducks lost a close 4-3 battle to Washington State on March 10 at Pullman. Janice Nyland (No. 2) and Davina Mendiburu (No. 6) each picked up singles victories for Oregon, but it wasn't enough. The Ducks, though, won the doubles point as Mendiburu and Nyland won at No. 2 and Adeline Arnaud and Jeanette Mattsson scored a victory at No. 3.

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