EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon will play its final two homes matches this week, hosting Utah and Arizona in Pac-12 action. The 27th-ranked Ducks will meet the No. 58 Utes (12-5, 0-2) at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. UO will then take on Arizona (11-10, 0-2) at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Both matches will be held at the Student Tennis Center. Live stats will be available for both matches.
Saturday’s match against the Wildcats will be Senior Day for the Ducks, as UO will honor its lone senior - Robin Cambier - between doubles and singles play. The Brussels, Belgium, native is Oregon’s all-time winningest player. This season, Cambier sports the team’s best singles (20-4) and doubles (17-4) record.
DUCKS TO HOST FREE YOUTH CLINIC
UO will host its annual free youth clinic day for all kids ages 12 and under after its match on Saturday against Arizona on April 5. The clinic is slated to begin 15 minutes following the conclusion of the match, which begins at 1:30 p.m. (PST).All participants must bring their own racquet and wear non-marking shoes as well as have an accompanying parent sign an insurance waiver form before the end of the match.
CAMBIER STUNS NATION’S THIRD-RANKED PLAYER
Senior Robin Cambier tallied one of the biggest individual wins in program history, taking down the third-ranked player in the nation in three sets. Cambier defeated top-ranked USC’s No. 3 Ray Sarmiento, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, on March 28 at the STC. Cambier only won one game against Sarmiento in a straight-set loss as a sophomore. This time, Cambier won the final two sets to stun Sarmiento and tally UO’s lone point against the Trojans.
SCHYLLANDER REACHES WIN No. 100
Oregon won the first six points of the match to down Hawaii on March 26, 6-1, giving head coach Nils Schyllander his 100th career victory with the team. Schyllander’s milestone victory is a reflection of the team’s recent upsurge, as UO is guarenteed to finish .500 or better for a fifth straight season. Schyllander is one of two coaches in program history to reach triple figures in wins, trailing only legendary Buzz Summers, who won 374 times between 1968-94.
UO RETAINS SPOT IN ITA RANKINGS
Oregon remained No. 27 in the latest ITA Ranking, released Tuesday. The Ducks are one of six ranked Pac-12 foes; USC (2), UCLA (3), California (18), Oregon (27), Stanford (52) and Utah (58).
DUCKS REMAIN UNBEATEN IN No. 2 SINGLES
Through 17 matches, Oregon is yet to lose a match in No. 2 singles this season. The Ducks are a combined 13-0 at the position with four no decisions. Senior Robin Cambier and sophomore Kevin Farin have led the way, posting a 7-0 and 5-0 record at the spot, respectively.
MAASLAND-SWAYSLAND LETHAL IN No. 2 DOUBLES
Junior Joey Swaysland and sophomore Daan Maasland didn’t play fall doubles together, but they’ve been dynamite in the doubles lineup this spring. They sport a team-best 11-1 record in duals, all coming at the No. 2 position. Maasland and Swaysland are winners of their last nine matches.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS
The Utes notched their third straight win against UO in the Pac-12 Tournament last season. Utah enters the weekend with a 12-5 record and an 0-2 mark in Pac-12 play after falling to Stanford and California. Devin Lane leads Utah with a 12-3 singles record. Utah is a combined 30-18 in doubles this spring.
Oregon has defeated Arizona in three straight matches. The Wildcats are 11-10 on the season with an 0-2 mark in league play. Arizona has lost three of their last four matches.
Freshman Jayson Amos lead the team in dual singles victories, posting a 14-2 record competing at No. 5 and 6 singles. The Mission Viejo, Calif., native notched an 11-match win streak this spring. On the season, Amos has tallied an 18-4 overall record and is approaching the program’s top 10 list for singles wins in season.
CAMBIER RE-WRITES THE RECORD BOOKS
Senior Robin Cambier, Oregon’s all-time winningest player in combined singles and doubles, holds seven UO program records. With 20 wins this season, Cambier can collect an eighth program record with seven more wins - matching UO’s record for most singles wins in a season. Cambier currently holds four of Oregon’s top 13 seasons in singles.
• Career singles wins: 86
• Career singles & doubles wins: 172
• Season doubles wins: 29, with Jeff Mullen
• Career doubles wins by a team: 57, with Jeff Mullen.
• Career doubles wins: 86
• Consecutive singles wins: 15
• Consecutive doubles wins: 14, with Jeff Mullen.
The doubles point has been a key indicator for Oregon this season. UO is 14-0 when winning the first point and 0-3 when losing it. All three of the Duck’s doubles tandems have secured 10+ wins already, led by Cambier and Farin (17-4). Maasland and Swaysland are (11-1), followed by Daniel Sardu and Amos (10-7).
FARIN TAKES CONFIDENCE FROM LOSSES
Playing against the nation’s 12th and first-ranked players (Yannick Hanfmann, Clay Thompson), sophomore Kevin Farin won four games in every set in two competitive matches. The Belgium native is 17-6 in singles on the season and 10-3 in the spring season.
UO will close the regular season with four straight road matches. Next week, the Ducks travel to Santa Clara on April 9, No. 18 California on April 11 and No. 52 Stanford on April 12.