Road Trip To Mountains Up Next
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon will look to stay hot when it heads to the mountains for a three-match road trip, starting with a nonconference match at BYU (Thursday, 11 a.m.) followed by Pac-12 contests at Utah (Friday, 12:30 p.m.) and Colorado (Sunday, 9 or 10 a.m.).
The Ducks come into the week on a three-match winning streak, highlighted by two wins over top-25 teams over that stretch. Oregon is currently tied for fifth in the Pac-12 at 3-3 in league while sitting at No. 36 in the ITA computer rankings.
When: Thursday, March 31
Where: Provo, Utah
Time: 11 a.m.
Live Results: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=402602
When: Friday, April 1
Where: Salt Lake City, Utah
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Stream Link: https://utahutes.com/sports/2018/2/16/tennis-video-streaming.aspx
Live Results: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=381312
When: Sunday, April 3
Where: Boulder, Colo.
Time: 9 or 10 a.m.
Live Results: https://cubuffs.com/sports/2017/1/19/colorado-tennis-live-updates.aspx
SENIOR WEEKEND SUCCESS
Oregon closed out its 2022 home schedule by picking up two key wins over Washington State and Washington. After rolling past the Cougars on Friday, 5-2, the Ducks capped off the weekend with a dominant 4-0 sweep of the No. 20 Huskies on Sunday. The win marked the fourth straight season that UO has won on Senior Day, and the second straight year they have beaten a ranked team in the home finale.
The true freshman duo of Sophie Luescher and Karin Young have made a huge impact in their first collegiate seasons. Luescher has spent the entire dual season at the No. 1 spot and is 9-6 in singles play during the dual season. Young joined the team in January and is 13-1, highlighted by an active streak of 12 straight singles victories.
PROTECTING HOME COURT
Oregon has taken care of business at home over the past three seasons, holding a 25-5 record at the Student Tennis Center since the 2020 season. The Ducks have not lost more than two matches at home in each of the last three seasons and are 20-2 in matches played indoors at home over that span. UO has won its last 15 matches played inside the STC, at streak that dates back to the season finale of the 2020 COVID-shortened season.
DOUBLES IS THE KEY
Getting off to a good start has been important for Oregon throughout the first half of the season. The Ducks are 10-1 when winning the opening point and 1-4 when falling in doubles. UO won each of the match each of the first eight times it took the opening point this season before falling at Cal after winning doubles. The Ducks dominated in doubles both times out this past weekend, scoring a trio of 6-1 wins and one 6-2 victory. Oregon has mixed and matched its doubles lineup, using 13 different pairs in the dual season.