Women's Tennis Competes in Pac-10 Championships

April 25, 2001

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Oregon (5-17, 0-8 Pac-10) travels to Ojai, Calif., for the Pac-10 Championships Thursday through Sunday. Oregon is coming off a 6-1 loss Wednesday to No. 30 UCLA. Vickie Gunnarsson picked up a win at No. 6 singles, while Adeline Arnaud and Jeanette Mattsson won at No. 3 doubles.

Singles competition for the Pac-10 Championships begins Thursday at 9:30 a.m. There are 32 entrants in the main draw, the top four from each conference team, in the championship bracket. Doubles features 16 teams in the main draw and begins Friday at 11 a.m. An Invitational also will be played for lower-seeded singles and doubles entrants. Each player is guaranteed two matches and losers will compete in the consolation bracket. Results will be posted daily on www.pac-10.org and www.ojaitourney.org.

For Oregon, Janice Nyland, Davina Mendiburu and Monika Gieczys will be playing in the singles main draw. For the Invitational, Jeanette Mattsson, Adeline Arnaud, Vickie Gunnarsson, Valerie Young and Courtney Nagle will compete. Ducks in the doubles main draw are the 49th-ranked duo of Nagle and Gieczys along with Mendiburu and Nyland. In the doubles Invitational, Mattsson and Arnaud will team up while Gunnarsson and Valerie Young will play together.

The Ducks captured their first victory since pummeling Pacific 6-1 on April 1. Oregon's sole loss came at No. 1 singles as the Ducks swept UC Irvine, 6-1. Coming off the win at Irvine, the Ducks traveled south to take on San Diego State. The No. 46 Aztecs served the Oregon its seventh 4-3 loss of the year.

Freshman Davina Mendiburu saw her 10-match singles winning streak end Wednesday, losing 6-1, 6-4 to Catherine Hawley of UCLA at No. 2. She has a 16-6 record on the year.

Courtney Nagle is another emerging Duck freshman. Playing primarily at Nos. 5 and 6 singles, she has a team-best 17-6 mark.

The Ducks have surrendered seven 4-3 losses this season, six of them to ranked opponents.

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