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Ducks Drop ITA Kickoff Finale

Jan 29, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Freshman Sophie Luescher picked up her first career ranked singles victory, beating the No. 43 player in the nation but Oregon couldn't dig out of an early hole in a 4-1 loss to Charlotte Saturday at the ITA Kickoff.
How it Happened: The Ducks dropped the doubles point for the second straight match, losing at the No. 1 and 3 spots to go down 1-0. After Allison Mulville and Lillian Mould dropped their match at No. 1 doubles, 6-1, UO had a chance to clinch the opening point with 5-4 leads and match point opportunities at both the No. 2 and 3 spots. Charlotte would save match point at both spots and the pair of Safont/Petruzelova would go on to top Myah Petchey and Ares Teixido Garcia, 7-5.
Luescher put the Ducks on the board with her win at the No. 1 spot, rolling to an opening set win before erasing a 4-1 deficit in the second to finish off a 6-2, 6-4 sweep. Teixido Garcia was up 3-6, 6-2, 3-1 when her match was halted while freshman Karin Young came back from down 4-1 to win her opening set, 7-5, at the No. 5 spot in an unfinished match.
Mould fell at No. 3, 6-3, 6-0 while Misaki Kobayashi lost 6-1, 7-5 despite coming back from down 3-1 to take a 5-4 lead in the second before dropping the last three games. Petchey battled but came up short in a 6-4, 6-3 loss at the No. 2 spot to give Charlotte the clincher.
Charlotte 4, Oregon 1
1. Margaux Marquet/Lucia Quiterio (CLT) def. Allison Mulville/Lillian Mould (ORE), 6-1
2. Sophie Luescher/Uxia Martinez Moral (ORE) vs. Ruxi Schech/Kaavya Sawhney (CLT) 5-6 (uf)
3. Rocio Safont/Lucie Petruzelova (CLT) def. Myah Petchey/Ares Teixido Garcia (ORE), 7-5
Order of Finish: 1, 3
1. Sophie Luescher (ORE) def. No. 43 Margaux Maquet (CLT), 6-2, 6-4
2. Ruxi Schech (CLT) def. Myah Petchey (ORE), 6-4, 6-3
3. Quiterio Lucia (CLT) def. Lillian Mould (ORE), 6-3, 6-0
4. Ares Teixido Garcia (ORE) vs. Rocio Safont (CLT), 3-6, 6-2, 3-1 (uf)
5. Karin Young (ORE) vs. Emma Wilkins (CLT), 7-5, 2-5 (uf)
6. Lucie Petruzelova (CLT) def. Misaki Kobayashi (ORE), 6-1, 7-5
Order of finish: 3, 6, 1, 2
Up Next: Oregon continues its road stretch when it plays Wisconsin in Denver next Saturday at 1 p.m. PT.