Women's Tennis Sweeps Two Teams in One Day

Feb. 1, 2003

EUGENE - The No. 46 Oregon women's tennis team won both of its matches Saturday at the Student Tennis Center to improve its record to 3-1. The Ducks did not lose a set in beating Portland, 7-0, in the morning and then knocking off Idaho, 7-0, in the evening.

'Overall, I think we played really smart,' head coach Nils Schyllander said. 'We stuck to our game plan. The bright spot for today was our doubles play. We knew what we wanted to do and we executed.'

The Ducks won all of their matches in straight sets in singles play, outscoring their opponents in total games, 144-28. The story in doubles was no different, as the closest doubles match of the day came against Idaho, with Monika Gieczys and Julie Merle teaming to win at No. 2, 8-5.

Daria Panova, ranked No. 28 nationally, won easily at the No. 1 position in both matches. Courtney Nagle and Gieczys each won one match at No. 2 and one match at No. 3. Sophomore Ester Bak played only in singles play, but won both of her matches, losing a total of two games in the process.

Oregon returns to action Friday against Sacramento State at the Student Tennis Center. The Ducks will play a total of four matches in only three days.

No. 46 Oregon defeats Idaho, 7-0

1. #28 Daria Panova (O) def. Vida Senci (I), 6-1, 6-2
2. Courtney Nagle (O) def. Barbora Kudilkova (I), 6-1, 6-0
3. Monika Gieczys (O) def. Sunel Nieuwoudt (I), 6-4, 6-1
4. Julie Merle (O) def. Leslie Banks (I), 6-1, 6-0
5. Ester Bak (O) def. Larissa Nicoll (I), 6-0, 6-1
6. Anna Leksinska (O) def. Monica Martin (I), 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLES (Oregon wins doubles point)
1. Nagle/Panova (O) def. Senci/Kudilkova (I), 8-3
2. Gieczys/Merle (O) def. Martin Nieuwoudt (I), 8-5
3. Leksinska/Marshall (O) def. Banks/Nicoll (I), 8-1

No. 46 Oregon defeats Portland, 7-0

1. #28 Daria Panova (O) def. Amy Juppenlatz (P), 6-2, 6-0
2. Monika Gieczys (O) def. Kaori Tanabe (P), 6-1, 6-0
3. Courtney Nagle (O) def. Sanja Indic (P), 6-1, 6-2
4. Julie Merle (O) def. Alyson Tyson (P), 6-1, 6-3
5. Ester Bak (O) def. Deirdre Ring Marrinson (P), 6-0, 6-1
6. Anna Leksinska (O) def. Kellee Menke (P), 6-2, 6-3

DOUBLES (Oregon wins doubles point)
1. Nagle/Panova (O) def. Tanaba/Tyson (P), 8-4
2. Gieczys/Merle (O) def. Juppenlatz/Menke (P), 8-1
3. Leksinska/Merle (O) def. Indic/Ring-Marrinson (P), 8-4

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