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Ducks Drop First Two Matches of 2021

Feb 26, 2021

BERKELEY/MORAGA, Calif. – After going nearly a year between matches, Oregon was back on the sand Friday, but dropped a pair of 5-0 decisions on the road at No. 9 California and at Saint Mary's.
 
How It Happened: In the first match of the day at California, the Ducks battled at the No. 1 through 3 spots against a top-10 opponent, but ultimately fell in straight sets in all five matches. Savannah Siegrist and Carly Wallace made things close in the opening set, but fell 21-15, 21-12, while Delaney Hopen and Josie Cole also dropped a tight first set in a 21-15, 21-14 loss.
 
Oregon battled again in the afternoon match at Saint Mary's, but lost straight-set matches at all five spots once again. Bea Wetton and Batia Rotshtein kept things close in set one, but lost 21-18, 21-13, at the No. 4 spot, while Hopen and Cole again put up a strong effort before losing 21-14, 21-18 at the No. 3 spot.
 
Match 1: No. 9 California 5, Oregon 0
1. Mima Mirkovic/Caroline Schafer (CAL) def. Savannah Siegrist/Carly Wallace (ORE) – 21-15, 21-12
2. Ainsley Radell/Jordan Polo (CAL) def. Madelyn LaFollette/Vivian Donovan (ORE) – 21-12, 21-15
3. Alexia Inman/Brooke Buchner (CAL) def. Delaney Hopen/Josie Cole (ORE) - 21-15, 21-14
4. Kate Bierly/Maya Gessner (CAL) def. Bea Wetton/Batia Rotshtein (ORE) - 21-4, 21-9
5. Maddie Micheletti/Avan Mann (CAL) def. Mia Lopez/Abby Plevin (ORE) – 21-10, 21-5
Order of Finish – 5, 3, 4, 1, 2
 
Match 2: Saint Mary's 5, Oregon 0
1. Parker/Harrer (SMC) def. Siegrist/Wallace (ORE) 21-12, 21-11
2. Suarez/Young (SMC) def. LaFollette/Donovan (ORE) 21-12, 21-11
3. Laird/Kendrick (SMC) def. Hopen/Cole (ORE) 21-14, 21-18
4. Baka/Cowell (SMC) def. Wetton/Rotshtein (ORE) 21-18, 21-13
5. Sundt/Durfee (SMC) def. Plevin/Thomas (ORE) 21-13, 21-18
Order of finish: 4, 2, 5, 3, 1
 
Up Next: The Ducks will return to Oregon before heading up to Salem to take on Corban on March 4.