Ducks Open Conference Play in Arizona
EUGENE, Ore. – Riding a six-match winning streak, Oregon opens Pac-12 play when it hits the road for the first time in over a month for matches at No. 24 Arizona State (Friday, 12:30 p.m.) and Arizona (Sunday, 10 a.m.).
HOW TO FOLLOW
Friday, March 5 – 12:30 p.m.
Oregon at No. 24 Arizona State
Sunday, March 7 – 10 a.m.
Oregon at Arizona
Oregon is coming off of another 2-0 home weekend in which it topped BYU, 4-3, in a thrilling match that came down to the wire on Feb. 26 before dominating Seattle U in a 6-1 victory on Feb. 28. The Ducks won all six of their matches in the month of February, all of which were at home.
In a tight match all the way against the Cougars, Oregon pulled out a victory in the final match with Janice Tjen winning 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3) at No. 1 singles. The Ducks also got a three-set win from Uxia Martinez Moral at the No. 4 spot while Rifanty Kahfiani put up the first Oregon point of singles with a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 3. On Sunday, the Ducks got back to their dominant ways in a 6-1 win over Seattle U, wrapping up the doubles point quickly once again before picking up five sweeps in singles play.
Tjen and Martinez Moral are both 7-0 in singles on the year while Kahfiani has won her last six singles matches and is 6-1. The Ducks have also won the doubles point in each of their seven matches and have only lost a doubles match twice all season at 14-2 on the year.
Oregon split with the Arizona schools in Eugene to begin conference play last year. After falling to the Sun Devils in the Pac-12 opener, the Ducks topped the Wildcats, 4-2, in the final match before the season was halted due to COVID-19. After dropping the doubles point vs. Arizona, the Ducks put up four points in singles play, capped off by Kahfiani's three-set win at No. 1 singles to clinch the match.
Following the weekend, Oregon will return home to host Colorado (1;30 p.m.) and Utah (11 a.m.).