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Ducks Fall at No. 18 USC

Apr 10, 2022

LOS ANGELES – Oregon dropped a close doubles point before falling in the first three singles matches to finish in a 4-0 loss at No. 18 USC in the regular season finale Sunday.
How It Happened: The Ducks (14-7, 5-5 Pac-12) battled in the doubles point but ultimately started the match down 1-0 after losing the opening point. After a 6-1 loss at the No. 2 spot, the matches at No. 1 and 3 doubles both sat tied at 5-5, before Ares Teixido Garcia and Karin Young dropped the final two games to give USC a 7-5 win at the No. 3 spot.  
USC (15-10, 6-3 Pac-12) carried that momentum into singles, as Oregon fell in the first set at all six spots to dig an even deeper hole. The Ducks dropped matches at No. 3, 4 and 5 singles to give the Trojans the match victory. Sophie Luescher and Myah Petchey each battled in unfinished matches at the top two spots, as Luescher's match sat at 6-4, 4-4 against No. 42 Salma Ewing and Petchey's was at 6-4, 3-2 against No. 4 Eryn Cayetano.  
No. 18 USC 4, Oregon 0
1. Sophie Luescher/Uxia Martinez Moral (ORE) vs. Eryn Cayetano/Salma Ewing (USC), 5-6 (UF)
2. Grace Piper/Naomi Cheong (USC) def. Allison Mulville/Myah Petchey (ORE), 6-1
3. Danielle Wilson/Snow Han (USC) def. Ares Teixido Garcia/Karin Young (ORE), 7-5
Order of Finish: 2, 3
1. Sophie Luescher (ORE) vs. #42 Salma Ewing (USC) 4-6, 4-4 (UF)
2. Myah Petchey (ORE) vs. #4 Eryn Cayetano (USC), 4-6, 2-3 (UF)
3. #82 Snow Han (USC) def. Ares Teixido Garcia (ORE) – 6-3, 6-3
4. Grace Piper (USC) def. Karin Young (ORE) – 6-1, 6-2
5. #115 Naomi Cheong (USC) def. Uxia Martinez Moral (ORE) – 6-2, 6-4*
6. Misaki Kobayashi (ORE) vs. Danielle Willson (USC), 4-6, 1-5 (UF)
Order of finish: 3, 4, 5
Up Next: The Ducks will play in the Pac-12 Tournament, which runs April 20-23 in Ojai, Calif.