Ducks Open Home Conference Slate
EUGENE, Ore. – Coming off of a big road win at Arizona on Sunday, Oregon will host No. 47 Colorado and Utah for its first two home conference matches of the season, Friday and Sunday at the Student Tennis Center.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Friday, March 12 – 12 p.m.
Oregon vs. No. 47 Colorado
Sunday, March 14 – 11 a.m.
Oregon vs. Utah
The Ducks split their conference-opening weekend in Arizona, picking up a thrilling 4-3 win over the Wildcats on Sunday after dropping Friday's match at No. 24 Arizona State, 4-0. Sunday's match came down to No. 3 and 4 singles, as Oregon was down 3-2 with both of those matches headed to a third set. Rifanty Kahfiani tied things up with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles, before Uxia Martinez Moral clinched the victory by winning 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-3 at the No. 4 spot.
Oregon also won the doubles point in the victory over Arizona, with Janice Tjen and Lillian Mould winning 6-2 at the No. 2 spot and Julia Eshet and Allison Mulville also claiming a 6-2 victory at No. 3 doubles. Tjen put up the Ducks' second point of the match with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles. The win was a big-time bounce back for the Ducks after Friday's loss in which they lost the doubles point for the first time this year while dropping the first three singles matches to finish.
Tjen remains a perfect 8-0 on the season in singles play, while she and Mould improved to 7-0 in pairs play with two wins last weekend. Martinez Moral lost for the first time this year in singles on Friday, but her win on Sunday moved her to 8-1 on the year. Kahfiani won her seventh consecutive decision with her win on Sunday while her and Martinez Moral are now 6-1 on the year at No. 1 doubles.
Following this weekend's matches, Oregon will head back on the road to take on San Diego and San Diego State in a pair of nonconference matches, Feb. 21 and 22.