EUGENE, Ore. - The University of Oregon women's tennis team wrapped up their 2012 home schedule with a victory over the University of Colorado, 7-0, on Saturday (Apr.7) at the Student Tennis Center.
"We're really happy with how the weekend went," said women's head coach Paul Reber. "Obviously, getting two wins in a Pac-12 weekend is a good thing. I didn't think we started as sharp today as we did yesterday, but we were able to overcome that with hard work in order to get the job done."
Oregon came to play on a day highlighted by honoring their lone senior Trudie du Toit playing in her last home match. The energy was high from the start as the Ducks were able to snag the doubles point to start the dual. After an injury forced Colorado out of No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles, Oregon started the match with a 1-0 lead that quickly added to 2-0 after an 8-4 victory at No. 1 doubles from junior Patricia Skowronski and freshman Sofia Hager, 8-4, over Winde Janssens and Julyette Steur.
The Ducks took time in between the doubles and singles portions of the dual to honor du Toit.
Du Toit has served as the anchor of the team throughout the entire season and her teammates look up to her tremendously. Coach Reber, in his speech in front of more than 100 visitors talked about her leadership and maturation as a player and woman, "This is a special time for us to let you know that she is much more than a tennis player. She is a fantastic young lady."
In singles, it was du Toit who helped lead the Ducks to an eventual sweep. The Abbotsford, British Columbia native playing at No. 3 singles for the ninth time this season was matched against Colorado's Steur. A back and forth match ultimately swung the way of the Ducks for du Toit's 11th victory of the spring; a third set tiebreak 6-0, 4-6, 10-5.
"A great senior weekend for Trudie (du Toit)," said Reber. "It was nice to see her win all four matches in her last weekend at home."
The Ducks next travel to Pullman, Wash. for a showdown with the Cougars of Washington State, a match that comes after a shortened week of practice.
"We have a short week of practice before heading to play a tough Washington State team on the road," added Reber. "If we continue to play like we have been, it should be a very exciting match and we're look forward to playing the Cougars."
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