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Ducks Cruise To Win Over Idaho

Feb 7, 2021

BOX SCORE - Oregon 5, Idaho 2 | Boxscore

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon dominated the doubles point and picked up a trio of convincing singles wins in a 5-2 win over Idaho Sunday at the Student Tennis Center.
How it Happened: For the third straight match to start the season, the Ducks got on the board first by dominating in doubles play. Rifanty Kahfiani and Uxia Martinez Moral controlled their match all the way in a 6-1 win, while Lillian Mould and Janice Tjen clinched the point with a 6-1 victory of their own at the No. 2 spot. Madisen Olsen and Ares Teixido Garcia were also in control of their match at the No. 3 spot, up 5-2 when the Ducks clinched.
With the doubles point already secured, Oregon again needed just three singles wins to clinch. Martinez Moral dominated the whole way in her match, winning 6-0, 6-0 to put up the second point for the Ducks. Kahfiani also cruised to a win at the No. 3 spot with a 6-1, 6-0 victory to put Oregon a point away from the victory.
Tjen provided the clincher a few moments later, finishing off a 6-1, 6-4 win on court No. 1 to move to a perfect 6-0 in her singles and doubles matches combined. Mould dropped her opening set, but battled back to take a back-and-forth second and force a tiebreaker set to decide the match. She dominated the tiebreak to win 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (1) and earn her first singles victory of the year. On the No. 6 court, Olsen dropped an absolute battle to Idaho's Marta Magalhaes, falling 6-4, 7-6 (17) in a marathon second-set tiebreak.
Quotable: Head Coach Courtney Nagle
"Today was a great team win. I'm very proud of the way the girls competed all the way down the line. It was especially inspiring at the end having Maddie out there battling as hard as she could and leaving everything out there. Just looking forward to getting better every week. I think we were better today than we were Friday, so I'm excited to see what we can do next week."
Oregon 5, Idaho 2
1. Rifanty Kahfiani/Uxia Martinez Moral (ORE) def. Melissa Hutchet/Laura Spataro (Idaho), 6-1
2. Lillian Mould/Janice Tjen (ORE) def. Maggie Chen/Katherine Jhang (Idaho), 6-1
3. Madisen Olsen/Ares Teixido Garcia (ORE) vs. Saffron Dowse/Marta Magalhaes (Idaho), 5-2 (uf)
Order of Finish: 1, 2
1. Janice Tjen (ORE) def. Laura Spataro (Idaho), 6-1, 6-4
2. Lillian Mould (ORE) def. Melissa Hutchet (Idaho), 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (1)
3. Rifanty Kahfiani (ORE) def. Maggie Chen (Idaho), 6-1, 6-0
4. Uxia Martinez Moral (ORE) def. Saffron Dowse (Idaho), 6-0, 6-0
5. Katherine Jhang (Idaho) def. Ares Teixido Garcia (ORE), 6-3, 6-1
6. Marta Magalhaes (Idaho) def. Madisen Olsen (ORE), 6-4, 7-6 (17)
Order of Finish: 4, 3, 5, 1*, 2, 6
Up Next: The Ducks remain home to host Seattle next Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Student Tennis Center.