EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon will close the regular season this week at Seattle, taking on rivals Washington on Saturday, April 19. Action will get underway at 1:30 p.m. (PT) from the Bill Quillian Tennis Stadium. Live stats and streaming will be available online at GoDucks.com.
OREGON IN PURSUIT OF RIVALRY SWEEP
The Ducks defeated the Huskies, 4-1, in nonconference action on Feb. 28 this season, picking up their first win in the series since Feb. 29, 2004. The Ducks won the doubles point and won three straight set singles matches to clinch. After a streak of 17 straight losses to Washington, UO will now attempt to sweep Washington on the season and begin its own win streak in the series.
CAMBIER AND FARIN MAKE DEBUT IN DOUBLES POLL
Senior Robin Cambier and sophomore Kevin Farin made their debut in the latest ITA doubles rankings, released earlier this week, checking in at No. 64. Cambier and Farin defeated California’s and Stanford’s top doubles team last week to improve to 21-5 on the season. In the singles poll, Cambier dropped to No. 79 nationally. As a team, the Ducks fell five spots to No. 44 in the ITA team rankings.
UO’S TOP DOUBLES TEAM CLIMBING CHARTS
After acheiving their 21st victory of the season last week, Robin Cambier and Kevin Farin have tallied the third-winningest doubles season in UO history. The Belgium natives are 21-5 on the season and 13-4 in the No. 1 doubles position. The marks for the first (29) and second (23) best doubles seasons were set by Cambier and Mullen in the previous two seasons. With 90 wins, Cambier is UO’s all-time winningest doubles player.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT
Washington enters the regular season finale with a 10-12 overall record with a 1-5 mark in Pac-12 play. The Ducks and Huskies both defeated Arizona while losing to the same five Pac-12 teams. Max Manthou and Gal Hakak (10) lead the team in spring singles wins, while UW is a combined 26-28 in dual doubles.
Oregon has won the doubles point in 17-of-22 matches this season, and is 15-2 when doing so. UO has a combined doubles record of 38-14 (.731) this spring. Cambier and Farin lead Oregon with a 21-5 record. Junior Daniel Sardu and freshman Jayson Amos are 13-7 in No. 3 doubles. Sophomore Daan Maasland and junior Joey Swaysland are 11-3 in No. 2 doubles.
CAMBIER REACHES TOP 10 LIST IN SEASON SINGLES WINS
With a 21-5 overall record this season, senior Robin Cambier now has four of the top 10 singles seasons in UO history. His current mark is tied for 10th best along with his freshman season (21-11). Cambier also possesses the sixth-best (22-11) and second-best (24-8) seasons in Oregon’s record books. With 88 career singles wins, Cambier is the program’s all-time winningest singles player. The Brussels, Belgium, native holds seven major program records.
• Career singles wins: 88
• Career doubles wins: 90
• Career singles & doubles wins: 178
• Season doubles wins: 29, with Jeff Mullen
• Career doubles wins by a team: 57, with Jeff Mullen.
• Consecutive singles wins: 15
• Consecutive doubles wins: 14, with Jeff Mullen.
SARDU CLIMBIMG RECORD BOOKS
Junior Daniel Sardu has improved to seventh in Oregon’s all-time most singles wins chart with a overall record of 56-27 (.675). The Sopron, Hungary, native has posted a 15-8 overall record this season with a 14-7 mark in spring. Sardu won 22 matches as a freshman and 19 as a sophomore.
AMOS HITS 20-WIN PLATEAU
Jayson Amos earned a straight set victory in the No. 5 spot and Santa Clara, collecting his 20th singles win of the season. The Mission Viejo, Calif., native is 20-5 overall and 16-3 in spring competitions. Amos’ 20 wins rank 13th best in a season in UO history as he becomes the 19th Duck to post a 20-win singles season in program history.
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 guaranteed 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.
Oregon will enter the postseason with the Pac-12 Championships, April 23-27, in Ojai, Calif.