Women's Tennis Falls to No. 10 Arizona State, 7-0

TEMPE, Ariz. --The University of Oregon women's tennis team broke its three match winning streak Saturday, losing to tenth-ranked Arizona State, 7-0. The Ducks fall to 3-3 on the season (0-3 Pac-10).

In doubles, play, the Oregon tandem of sophomore Monika Gieczys and freshman Courtney Nagle recorded the lone Duck victory, an 8-6 win over Arizona State's Karin Palme and Adria Engel.

In singles play, junior Janice Nyland took one set from Engel, 5-7, before falling in the next two, 6-2, 6-3. Gieczys and freshman Davina Mendiburu, despite their hard-fought, first-set victories, and like Nyland, could not manage a win.

'I was extremely pleased with our team's effort,' said head coach Jack Griffin. 'It doesn't look very good losing 7-0, but we played three three-hour singles matches. For our second outdoor match of the season, I think we performed extremely well. If we keep this progress up, we're going to start having some wins against higher-ranked opponents.'s

The Ducks will travel to Los Angeles to battle USC on, Friday, February 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Singles:#1 - Adria Engel, ASU, def. Janice Nyland, UO, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3#2 - Karin Palme, ASU, def. Monkia Gieczys, UO, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5#3 - Megan Yeats, ASU, def. Adeline Arnaud, UO, 6-3, 7-5#4 - Faye DeVera, ASU, def. Vickie Gunnarsson, UO, 6-2, 6-0#5 - Mhairi Brown, ASU, def. Davina Mendiburu, UO, 6-7, 6-2, 6-2#6 - Cindy Sureephong, ASU, def. Courtney Nagle, UO, 6-0, 6-0

Doubles:#1 - Celena McCoury/Brown, ASU, def. Mendiburu/Nyland, UO, 8-3#2 - Gieczys/Nagle, UO, def. Palme/Engel, ASU, 8-6#3 - Yeats/Sureephong, ASU, def. Arnaud/Gunnarson, UO, 8-4

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