EUGENE, Ore. – Riding a nine-match win streak, the UO men’s tennis team drew its highest ranking in program history in today’s Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Poll. The Ducks (12-1) improved four spots to No. 30 in the rankings.
Oregon’s previous best ranking came under head coach Nils Schyllander last season after the Ducks opened with a 13-1 record, ranking 33rd in the nation. The Ducks were ranked 52nd at the beginning of this year’s spring season, but have climbed 22 spots following their nine-match win streak and a 3-1 record against ranked opponents. UO’s only loss this season came to Duke, who is currently ranked No. 10.
Senior Robin Cambier is ranked 110th nationally in singles. The Brussels, Belgium, native recently became the program’s all-time winningest singles player with 85 career wins.
In dual competition, the Ducks have posted a 56-9 (.862) cumulative singles record and a 25-6 (.806) combined doubles record. Cambier (18-3), freshman Jayson Amos (16-3) and sophomore Kevin Farin (16-4) lead the team in singles wins on the season. Cambier and Farin sport UO’s best doubles record (16-2).
UO defeated in-state foe Portland, 6-1, on Sunday. The week prior, Oregon defeated Washington for the first time in 10 seasons and upset No. 15 Boise State – the highest ranked opponent UO has ever defeated.
The Ducks return to action Wednesday, meeting No. 39 Drake (9-4) on Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa. Action will get underway at 9:30 a.m. (PST) at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.