The No. 51 University of Oregon men’s tennis travels to Albuquerque, N.M., this weekend for a pair of matches. The Ducks will meet Pacific (2-1) at 12 p.m. Saturday before meeting the host New Mexico (7-2) squad at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Both matches will be held at The Linda Estes Tennis Complex.
DUCKS SWEEP SERIES WITH FRESNO STATE
In a two-match series with Fresno State at the Student Tennis Center, the No. 51 Ducks earned a pair of convincing wins. Oregon defeated the Bulldogs by 7-0 and 6-1 score lines, improving to 6-1 on the season while remaining undefeated at home. The Ducks went 5-0 in doubles play, winning the first point in both matches. Robin Cambier, Daan Maasland, Daniel Sardu and Jayson Amos each went 2-0 in singles play. Joey Swaysland and Brent Chin went 1-0 in singles action.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS
Pacific enters the week with a 2-1 record. The Tigers opened the season with a 6-1 loss to Stanford before beating UC Davis, 6-1, and Hawaii, 5-2. The Tiger’s Sam Verbeek is 2-1 in singles play and 3-0 in doubles, carrying a No. 105 ITA national singles ranking. New Mexico opened the season on a seven match win streak before dropping 3-4 decisions to Utah and Boise State, two ranked opponents. The Lobos’ Samir Iftikhar is ranked No. 45 in singles.
CAMBIER WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE OF RECORD
Senior Robin Cambier could tie the program record for all-time singles wins this season. The Brussels, Belgium, native sits at 82 career singles wins, just two short of Sven Swinnen’s program-best mark of 84 wins. Cambier posted a 21-win season as a freshman, 24 wins as a sophomore and 22 wins last season. He is currently 15-2 in singles this season.
DUCKS DOMINATING DOUBLES
Oregon is making a habit of starting fast, having claimed the doubles point in 6-of-7 matches this season. The Ducks are 13-3 in doubles play this spring as all three positions are yet to lose more than one match. Sophomore Daan Maasland and junior Joey Swaysland are 5-1 in the No. 2 spot, while junior Daniel Sardu and freshman Jayson Amos are 5-1 in No 3 doubles. At the top doubles spot, Cambier and sophomore Kevin Farin are 4-1.
DUCKS HOLD STEADY IN POLLS
Oregon remained No. 51 in the latest ITA rankings, released on Tuesday. The Ducks are one of six Pac-12 teams to receive a ranking.
OREGON LEADS THE PAC-12 IN WINS
Oregon is currently the winningest team in the vaunted Pac-12 this season with six victories. California, UCLA, Utah and Arizona each have five wins. Stanford sit atop the conference standings after defeating Washington in the first Pac-12 meeting of the season.
DUCKS STAY UNDEFEATED IN TOP TWO SINGLES SPOTS
The Ducks are undefeated in the top two singles positions with an 11-0 combined record in No. 1 and 2 singles. Robin Cambier has played all spring matches in the top two spots, posting a 6-0 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 .865 win percentage in dual singles. Cambier (6-0), Amos (6-1), Sardu (6-1), Maasland (5-1), Farin (4-1) and Swaysland (4-1) have anchored the Duck singles lineup this season. Currently, four players are riding singles wins streak of at least three matches; Cambier (6), Amos (3), Sardu (3) and Maasland (3).
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 82 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. Seven-of-eight Pac-12 teams are ranked by the ITA as well; No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 USC, No. 11 California, No. 38 Stanford, No. 44 Washington and No. 51 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.
The Ducks will play their next four matches at the Student Tennis Center, beginning with a dual against UNLV on Feb. 23. Action will get underway at 11 a.m. (PT).