Pair of Ranked Matchups Close Out Home Schedule
Oregon wraps up its 2021 home schedule by taking on a pair of top-25 teams in No. 23 California on Friday at 11:30 a.m. and No. 25 Stanford on Sunday at 11 a.m. Both matches are currently set to be played on the outdoor tennis courts.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Friday, April 2 – 11:30 a.m.
No. 46 Oregon vs. No. 23 California
Sunday, April 4 - 11 a.m.
No. 46 Oregon vs. No. 25 Stanford
The Ducks are coming off of a weekend split at home against the LA Schools, beating USC last Friday, 5-2, before falling to a top-10 UCLA team on Sunday, 4-1. The loss to UCLA snapped a four-match conference winning streak - which was Oregon's longest stretch in conference play since at least 1999. Oregon also moved into the ITA Team Rankings at No. 46 following last weekend's matches, marking the first time the Ducks have been ranked since the end of the 2018 season.
True freshman Janice Tjen also cracked the ITA Singles Rankings for the first time this season, checking in at No. 121 after earning a ranked win by beating No. 91 Eryn Cayetano of USC last week. She is 12-2 on the season at the No. 1 singles spot and has lost just six sets all season in singles play. Uxia Martinez Moral also picked up her 12th singles win of the season last week, moving to 12-3 on the year while Julia Eshet continued her strong play at the No. 6 singles spot by delivering the clincher in Friday's win over USC.
Tjen and Lillian Mould suffered their first doubles loss of the season against USC, but bounced back with a win against UCLA to help the Ducks clinch the doubles point Sunday, moving them to 11-1 on the year. Eshet and Allison Mulville extended their winning streak as a pair to six straight matches with two wins over the weekend, delivering the clincher in the doubles point in both matches.
Oregon will honor its seniors prior to Sunday's match against Stanford, recognizing fifth-year players in Eshet and Rifanty Kahfiani, in addition to graduating junior Plobrung Plipuech and student assistant coach and former player, Paiton Wagner.