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Ducks Play No. 6 UCLA, No. 5 USC This Weekend
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Release Date: 04/09/2013
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OREGON WRAPS UP PAC-12 SLATE THIS WEEKEND IN EUGENE
After going 1-2 in the Bay Area last week, the No. 64 Oregon Ducks (12-8, 1-7) conclude their 2013 Pac-12 regular season schedule this weekend against No. 6 UCLA and No. 5 USC in Eugene. Both matches are slated for 12 p.m. at the Oregon Student Tennis Center. The No. 5 and No. 6 opponent rankings are the highest for an Oregon opponent since the Ducks traveled to Los Angeles, Calif., a year ago to face the No. 4 Trojans and No. 1 Bruins.

OREGON KNOCKS OFF USF IN BAY AREA
The Oregon Ducks picked up a big victory on the road in California on April 4, beating the No. 67 San Francisco Dons, 4-3. For the Ducks, the win allowed them to match last year’s win total and also gave them their second victory over a ranked team this season (they beat No. 55 Denver in March). San Francisco fell to 11-7.

Oregon won all three doubles matches to start the day, giving them a 1-0 lead. Patricia Skowronski and Nicole Long teamed up for their 13th win of the season, an 8-6 win over Andrea Ka and Sofia Holmberg in the No. 1 match. Julia Metzger and Pascale Neubert outlasted Yurie Hashiguchi and Milica Hadzi-Tanovic in a tie breaker, 8-7 (5), to seal the point in the No. 2 match and Sofia Hager and Brooke Hughes beat Brooke Irish and Marina Nikolic in the No. 3 match, 8-6.

In singles play, No. 102 Long dropped a tough 6-4, 7-5 battle to No. 78 Ka but Skowronski and Metzger each won in the No. 2 and No. 3 matches, respectively. In fact, it was Metzger’s 6-3, 6-3 win over Hadzi-Tanovic that gave the Ducks their fourth point of the day to seal the victory. Lana Buttner posted the other singles win for Oregon, handling Hashiguchi in the No. 6 match, 6-1, 6-3.

DUCKS TO HOST CAMPUS KIDS DAY FOLLOWING USC MATCH
EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon women’s tennis team will be hosting Campus Kids Day, a free kids clinic, following its match again USC on Sunday, April 14. Kids 12 years of age and under are invited to participate, but they must bring their own non-marking tennis shoes and racquet. The clinic will begin approximately 15 minutes following the conclusion of the Ducks’ match and last for one hour. Parents can register their kids to attend the clinic following the women’s tennis match vs. USC by going to GoDucks.com. Registration is not required but encouraged. All tennis matches are played at the Student Tennis Center and admission is free. Be sure to visit GoDucks.com to stay ahead on news, promotions and other events happening with the Ducks.

LOOKING AHEAD
Oregon’s matches with UCLA and USC this weekend conclude the team’s regular season Pac-12 schedule. Next Sunday, (April 21), Oregon plays host to No. 58 Santa Clara to wrap up the regular season. Match time from the Oregon Student Tennis Center is slated for 12 p.m. The 2013 Pac-12 Championships in Ojai, Calif., begin on Tuesday, April 23.

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