Riding a 10-match win streak, Oregon returns to the Student Tennis Center for three matches this week. The Ducks host Hawaii (3-8), Wednesday, starting at 1:30 p.m. (PST). UO will then open Pac-12 play, hosting No. 4 USC (17-2) on Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Ducks will play the following day against No. 3 UCLA (11-2) at 11:30 a.m. Live results for all three matches will be available at GoDucks.com
SCHYLLANDER APPROACHING WIN No. 100
With 99 career victories as the men’s coach at Oregon, head coach Nils Schyllander’s next victory will be his 100th at UO. After 17-7 and 16-8 record the past two seasons, and this year’s 13-1 start, Schyllander has improved his career UO record to 99-80. Schyllander is in his eighth season as the men’s coach after previously coaching the UO women for three seasons.
DUCKS EARN HIGHEST RANKING IN HISTORY
Following its victory at No. 39 Drake, Oregon improved 10 spots to No. 24 in the ITA rankings - the program’s first top 25 ranking. The Ducks opened the season ranked 54th and have steadily climbed the rankings.
DUCKS OFF TO HOT START
For the second straight season, Oregon has won 13 of its first 14 matches and is off to its best start in program history with a number of milestones achieved. The Ducks are 4-1 against ranked foes with wins against No. 50 San Diego State, No. 72 New Mexico, No. 15 Boise State and No. 39 Drake. UO defeated Washington for the first time in program history, defeated the No. 15 Broncos, the highest ranked opponent UO has ever defeated, and snapped Drake’s 37-match home win streak. Oregon has shutout eight teams.
CAMBIER SETS UO ALL-TIME SINGLES WINS RECORD
With a three-set singles victory at Portland, senior Robin Cambier bested Sven Swinnen’s all-time singles record of 84. The Brussels, Belgium, native pushed the record to 86 wins with a victory at Drake. Cambier has a team-best 19-3 record this season, and has a career mark of 86-36.
CAMBIER'S SINGLES RECORD
Totals: 86-36 (.705)
DUCKS SNAP DRAKE’S HOME WINNING STREAK
Behind an inspired effort, Oregon snapped Drake’s 37-match home winning streak on March 12 at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The Ducks (13-1) blanked the Bulldogs, 4-0, and improved to 4-1 this season against ranked opponents. The Bulldogs are ranked No. 39 in the nation and were 3-1 against ranked teams in their last four matches. Despite a bout of sickness hitting members of the team before the match, the Ducks prevailed and improved their win streak to 10 matches. Oregon claimed the doubles point and won the first three singles matches to hand Drake their first shutout loss of the season. Cambier, sophomore Daan Maasland and freshman Jayson Amos earned singles wins to lead the Ducks.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS
The Rainbow Warriors are riding a two-match win streak after defeating San Francisco and Cal Poly. After opening the season with a win, Hawaii lost eight straight matches before returning to the win column. As a team, Hawaii is 25-39 in singles and 10-17 in doubles this spring.
The fourth-ranked Trojans are off to a hot start with a 17-2 record and an eight-match win streak. USC finished second at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. Five Trojans have at least 17 singles wins this season, while USC is 32-5 in doubles this spring.
No. 3 UCLA has notched impressive wins against USC and Virginia, and is 11-2 this spring. The Bruins are 48-13 in dual singles this spring, led by Clay Thompson’s 22-2 record. On the season, UCLA is only .500 (39-39) in doubles.
DUCKS DOMINATING BOTH DOUBLES AND SINGLES
The Ducks have taken the doubles point in 12-of-13 matches this spring, and are undefeated when doing so. The Ducks are a combined 27-6 (.818) in spring doubles. Oregon is equally impressive in singles, tallying a 59-9 (.868) spring singles record. Five Ducks have reached double figure singles wins this 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 19 wins this season, Cambier can collect an eighth program record with eight more wins - matching UO’s record for most singles wins in a season.
• 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.
Oregon will play its final two home matches, meeting No. 51 Utah on April 4 and Arizona on Senior Day, April 5. The Ducks will close the regular season with four straight road matches prior to the Pac-12 Tournament.