Ducks Roll Past WSU
EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon picked up its 10th win of the season with a 5-2 victory over Washington State to kick off the final home weekend of the season Friday at the UO Outdoor Tennis Courts.
How It Happened: The Ducks got off to a strong start with a convincing win in doubles to go up 1-0. Ares Teixido Garcia and Karin Young quickly put away their match at the No. 3 spot with a 6-1 win, before Allison Mulville and Myah Petchey followed shortly after with a 6-2 victory at No. 2 doubles.
Oregon kept its dominance going into singles play, picking up three quick wins to clinch the match. Young was first to clinch, extending her singles match winning streak to 11 with a 6-1, 6-1 win at the No. 4 spot to make it 2-0. Teixido Garcia finished her match off soon after with a 6-2, 6-2 win at the No. 3 spot and Mulville, the Ducks' lone senior, kicked off her Senior Weekend with a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles to clinch the match.
Uxia Martinez Moral delivered a 6-2, 7-5 win at the No. 5 spot to put up the final point of the day for the Ducks, making it 5-0. UO's two singles losses came in third-set tiebreakers, as Petchey fell 2-6, 6-3, 1-0(9) at the No. 2 spot and Sophie Luescher dropped a back-and-forth battle at No. 1, 6-7(7), 7-6(5), 1-0(4).
Young's current 11-match winning streak in singles play is the longest by a Duck since Alyssa Tobita won 12 in a row in 2016. Oregon improved to 8-1 at home on the season and 24-5 since the start of the 2020 dual season.
Oregon 5, Washington State 2
1. Sophie Luescher/Uxia Martinez Moral (ORE) vs. Michaela Bayerlova/Maxine Murphy (WSU) 2-3 (UF)
2. Allison Mulville/Myah Petchey (ORE) def. Yang Lee/Fifa Kumhom (WSU) 6-2
3. Ares Teixido Garcia/Karin Young (ORE) def. Elyse Tse/Savanna Ly-Nguyen (WSU) 6-1
Order of Finish: 3, 2
1. #91 Michaela Bayerlova (WSU) def. Sophie Luescher (ORE) 6-7(7), 7-6(5), 1-0(4)
2. Savanna Ly-Nguyen (WSU) def. Myah Petchey (ORE) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0(9)
3. Ares Teixido Garcia (ORE) def. Maxine Murphy (WSU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Karin Young (ORE) def. Fifa Kumhom (WSU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Uxia Martinez Moral (ORE) def. Yang Lee (WSU) 6-2, 7-5
6. Allison Mulville (ORE) def. Stefaniia Mikhailova (WSU) 6-3, 6-1
Order of finish: 4, 3, 6, 5, 2, 1
Up Next: The Ducks host Senior Day on Sunday against No. 20 Washington at 11 a.m.