Dawgs Back Home For Ducks
THIS WEEK IN HUSKY MEN'S TENNIS
Saturday, Apr. 10, Bill Quillian Stadium
Washington hosts #47 Oregon, 2:00 pm
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SEATTLE - Men's tennis returns home this weekend after a five-match run through Southern California and making the trip north to Seattle will be the rival Oregon Ducks. This will be the second meeting of the season between the two, and the match that counts for Pac-12 standing, and seeing as the Ducks got a 4-3 win in the first meeting in Eugene, the Huskies have plenty of motivation for Saturday's rematch. First serve is set for 2 p.m. at the Bill Quillian Stadium courts, weather permitting.
Washington (9-9) picked up two big road wins on the trip, over UC Santa Barbara and San Diego State, but dropped its two most recent matches against the Bruins and Trojans so the Dawgs are still hunting for their first Pac-12 win.
The Ducks come in ranked 47th in both the computer and coaches polls. Oregon is 13-4 on the season and 1-4 in Pac-12 play, coming off a pair of 5-2 losses at USC and UCLA last week. Oregon won the doubles point in both matches against the L.A. schools, so the Huskies will need to be ready from the get-go. Emmanuel Coste is ranked 91st in singles for the Ducks and Joshua Charlton and Quinn Vandecasteele are ranked 70th in doubles.
In the first match between the squads, the Huskies won the doubles point and then had singles wins from Clement Chidekh and Han-Chih Lin. But the Ducks won on the remaining four courts, with the deciding match going three sets at No. 6 singles, with Vandecasteele coming out ahead of Jack Pulliam, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.