Women's Tennis Looks to Host UC Santa Barbara, Boise State

Jan. 24, 2001

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The Ducks, hoping to rebound from losses to nationally-ranked opponents #1 Stanford and #5 California, will face non-conference foes UC Santa Barbara and Boise State. The Ducks' match with the Gauchos marks the first dual match in the new Student Tennis Center, completed in September. The Broncos (2-1) are coming off back-to-back wins over Portland State and Seattle University, while the Gauchos play their first dual match of the year Friday vs. Boise State at Eugene, Ore., at the Student Tennis Center.

Griffin enters his fifth season as head coach of Oregon women's tennis. At 31-56, he is quickly moving up the ranks of Oregon winningest women's tennis coaches. He is tied for second in tenure (4) among all Oregon coaches. 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-ranked South Florida. Last season, the Ducks against advanced to the NCAA tourney, 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 to the NCAAs.

The last meeting between Oregon and Boise State was April 4, 1999, when the Ducks defeated the Broncos, 5-2. Juniors Janice Nyland (UO) and Jemima Attard (BSU) competed that day, winning singles and doubles matches, respectively.

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