Wildcats Defeat Ducks 4-2
Eugene, Ore. - No. 50 Arizona won its second Pac-12 conference match 4-2 against No. 53 Oregon. The win for the Wildcats breaks the series tiebreaker between the two progams with the Cats ahead 13-12.
The Cats started off strong by taking the doubles point. Midori Castillo and Belen Nevenhoven clinched the doubles point with a 7-5 win against Lillian Mould and Karin Young. Kirsten Prelle and Salma Ziouti finished first 6-3 against Myah Petchey and Allison Mulville.
After losing the first two singles points, Arizona took the four remaining singles points to solidify their second Pac-12 conference match. Kayla Wilkins snagged the first singles point for the Cats after battling Mould to three sets 1-6, 6-1, 6-1.
The rest of the Cats took their points in two sets. Castillo defeated Uxia Martinez Moral 6-3, 7-5, and Prelle won 7-5, 7-6(7-5) against Mulville.
The Wildcats are back in Tempe, Arizona next Friday, March 25 for a match against No. 47 Rice University. Then they host two home matches against No. 24 Stanford on Friday, April 1 and No. 14 California on Saturday, April 2.
1. Luescher, Sophie (ORE) def. Salma Ziouti (ARIZ) 6-1, 6-2
2. Petchey, Myah (ORE) vs. Lexi Ryngler (ARIZ) 2-6, 5-6, unfinished
3. Kayla Wilkins (ARIZ) def. Mould, Lillian (ORE) 1-6, 6-1, 6-1
4. Midori Castillo-Meza (ARIZ) def. Martinez Moral, Uxia (ORE) 6-3, 7-5 5. Young, Karin (ORE) def. Khim Iglupas (ARIZ) 6-4, 6-4
6. Kirsten Prelle (ARIZ) def. Mulville, Allison (ORE) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3
1. Luescher, Sophie/Martinez Moral, Uxia (ORE) def. Khim Iglupas/Kayla Wilkins (ARIZ) 6-4 2. Kirsten Prelle/Salma Ziouti (ARIZ) def. Petchey, Myah/Mulville, Allison (ORE) 6-3
3. Midori Castillo-Meza/Belen Nevenhoven (ARIZ) def. Mould, Lillian/Young, Karin (ORE) 7-5
Order: 1, 5, 3, 4, 6