The No. 50 University of Oregon men’s tennis team returns to action after a one week hiatus, hosting UNLV on Sunday. Action will get underway at 11 a.m. (PT) from the Student Tennis Center. Live stats will be available at GoDucks.com.
CAMBIER WITHIN ONE WIN OF PROGRAM RECORD
Senior Robin Cambier is one win away from tying the program record for all-time singles victories, set by Sven Swinnen with 84 wins between 2001 and 2005. Cambier posted singles records of 21-13 as a freshman, 24-9 as a sophomore and 22-11 as a junior. This season, Cambier has posted an impressive 16-2 mark with an undefeated 7-0 record in the spring. Cambier ranks as the program’s all-time winningest player in combined singles and doubles victories.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT
The Rebels (4-2) opened the season with four straight victories before falling to BYU, 5-2, and San Diego State, 4-3. Oregon defeated San Diego State earlier this season by a 4-0 count. UNLV is led in singles by Denys Pume (15-5) and Tamas Batyi (9-4). The Rebels are 20-8 in singles and 8-8 in doubles this spring.
DUCKS SWEEP ROAD TRIP
Oregon fared well in Albuquerque, N.M., last week, collecting a pair of sweeps to improve its record to 8-1. The Ducks opened with a 4-0 victory against Pacific. Oregon claimed the doubles point with a pair of 8-4 wins in the No. 1 and 3 spots. Robin Cambier, Kevin Farin and Jayson Amos each won in straight sets in singles to secure the sweep. Against New Mexico, Oregon won the top two doubles matches to open a 1-0 lead. Daan Maasland, Daniel Sardu and Amos each picked up singles wins to secure the 4-0 Duck victory.
DUCKS HOLD STEADY IN POLLS
Oregon improved one spot to No. 50 in the latest ITA rankings, released on Feb. 18. The Ducks are one of six Pac-12 teams to receive a ranking; USC (2), UCLA (4), California (9), Stanford (39) and Washington (47).
DUCKS OFF TO ANOTHER HOT START
Oregon has been victorious in eight of its first nine matches this season. The Ducks have now posted an 8-1 record through nine matches in each of the past three seasons. The Ducks have already collected six shutouts this season, which ranks higher than each of the previous two seasons at this mark.
DUCKS DOMINATING DOUBLES
Oregon has claimed the doubles point in 8-of-9 matches in 2014 and are undefeated when doing so. The Ducks are a combined 17-4 (.813) in doubles this spring and 28-12 (.700) on the season. Oregon’s top doubles tandem of Robin Cambier and Kevin Farin are 5-1 in duals with a team-best 13-2 overall record. In the No.2 spot, Daan Maasland and Joey Swaysland have posted a team-best 6-1 spring record. Daniel Sardu and Jayson Amos are 6-2 in No. 3 doubles.
OREGON LEADS THE PAC-12 IN WINS
The Ducks boast the Pac-12’s best winning percentage (.888), and are currently tied with Arizona (8-6) and Utah (8-2) for most wins in the league with eight.
DUCKS STAY UNDEFEATED IN TOP TWO SINGLES SPOTS
The Ducks are undefeated in the top two singles positions with a 12-0 combined record. Robin Cambier has played all spring matches in the top two spots, posting a 7-0 record. Kevin Farin is 4-0 in No. 1 and 2 singles, and Daan Maasland is 1-0 at the No. 2 spot.
DUCKS ARE STACKED ONE THROUGH SIX
Oregon has posted impressive numbers in singles play, whether at the No. 1 position or No. 6. Seven players have seen action this spring in singles, yet the Ducks only have a combined five losses. Oregon has a .884 win percentage in dual singles. Cambier (7-0), Amos (8-1), Sardu (7-1), Maasland (6-1), Farin (5-1) and Swaysland (4-1) have anchored the Duck singles lineup this season. Currently, four players are riding singles wins streak of at least four matches; Cambier (7), Amos (5), Sardu (4) and Maasland (4).
CAMBIER RE-WRITES THE RECORD BOOKS
Senior Robin Cambier holds six UO program record and is approaching one of the most valued record of them all; all-time singles wins. With 83 career singles wins, Cambier trails Sven Swinnen by two wins. Cambier also holds the record in the following categories;
• Career singles & doubles wins: 157
• Season doubles wins: 29, with Jeff Mullen
• Career doubles wins by a team: 57, with Jeff Mullen.
• Career doubles wins: 78
• Consecutive singles wins: 15
• Consecutive doubles wins: 14, with Jeff Mullen.
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE
Oregon will meet five nonconference opponents ranked nationally by the most recent ITA poll; No. 17 Duke, No. 50 San Diego State, No. 72 New Mexico, No. 46 Boise State and No. 73 Santa Clara. Six-of-eight Pac-12 teams are ranked by the ITA as well; No. 2 USC, No. 4 UCLA, No. 9 California, No. 39 Stanford, No. 47 Washington and No. 50 Oregon.
DUCKS IN MIDST OF IMPRESSIVE RUN
The Ducks posted its winnigiest two-year stretch since the 1995-96 seasons after going 16-8 last season and 17-7 in 2012. Schyllander has coached at least three players to 20+ win singles seasons and a doubles team to a 25+ win season in each of the past two years. The Ducks have been consistently ranked by the ITA, and drew a best-ever No. 33 ranking last season.
OREGON ANNOINTS ROVELLO COURT
The University of Oregon held a naming ceremony on 11/9/13 at the Student Tennis Center, dedicating the center court on the north side of the facility Alex Rovello Court.
Oregon will kick off Pac-12 play on Feb. 28, hosting Washington at 5 p.m. (PT). Action will be held at the Student Tennis Center.