EUGENE, Ore. -- A busy stretch for Oregon will consist of three matches in the span of four days, all coming on the road against ranked opponents. UO will meet its last nonconference opponent of the season, Santa Clara, on Wednesday at 3 p.m. (PST). The Ducks will then return to Pac-12 play, meeting two ranked foes. The Ducks will take on California on Friday and Stanford on Saturday, with both matches starting at 1:30 p.m. (PT).
UO TAKES No. 39 IN LATEST ITA RANKING
Oregon slipped 12 spots to No. 39 in the latest ITA Ranking, released Tuesday. The Ducks are one of six ranked Pac-12 foes; USC (2), UCLA (3), California (19), Oregon (39), Stanford (43) and Utah (51).
DUCKS TALLY FIRST CONFERENCE WIN
Robin Cambier picked up a pair of victories and Oregon earned a decisive win on senior day. The Ducks downed Arizona, 4-1, Saturday at the Student Tennis Center to notch their first Pac-12 victory of the season.The Ducks snapped a three-match losing skid with the win, giving an improved performance in their final home match of the season. UO will finish the 2014 season with an impressive 10-3 record at home this season. Oregon won the doubles point and claimed three-of-four singles matches to clinch.
UTES UPSET OREGON WITH SINGLES RALLY
Utah overturned a 2-0 deficit and won four-of-five singles matches to upset Oregon last Friday in Eugene. Despite sweeping doubles with easy and notching a No. 4 singles win, Utah rallied to hand UO its first loss to a team ranked outside the top 17 all season.
CAMBIER AND FARIN CLIMB UO CHARTS IN DOUBLES
With at least five matches remaining this season, senior Robin Cambier and sophomore Kevin Farin have already posted the third-winningest doubles season in UO history. The duo have a team-best record of 19-4 and trail only the 2011-12 and 2012-13 team of Cambier and Jeff Mullen, who recorded 29 and 23-win seasons. This spring, Cambier and Farin are 11-3 in the No. 1 doubles position.
CAMBIER MAKES BIG LEAP IN SINGLES RANKINGS
With a marquee victory over the nation’s formerly third-ranked player, USC’s Ray Sarmiento, senior Robin Cambier made a massive leap to No. 59 in the latest ITA singles rankings. Cambier was ranked 103rd in the previous poll. The Brussels, Belgium, native has posted a team-best 21-5 singles record this season, which is tied for 10th best in UO’s charts for most singles wins in a season. All four of Cambier’s seasons are ranked in Oregon’s top 10 chart for singles wins.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS
After a 6-1 victory over BYU, Santa Clara enters the week with a 12-5 overall record. The Broncos improved three spots to No. 64 in the latest rankings. John Lamble leads Santa Clara with 16 singles win on the season.
No. 19 California is 2-1 in Pac-12 play and 12-4 overall. The Golden Bears defeated Utah before falling, 4-1, to No. 3 UCLA last week. The Golden Bears are led by Ben McLachlan, who is ranked No. 69 in singles.
Stanford improved nine spots in the latest rankings to No. 43. The Cardinal won six straight matches before getting swept by USC and UCLA. Stanford’s Maciek Romanowicz is ranked No. 66 in singles.
Oregon has won the doubles point in 16-of-19 matches this season, and is 15-1 when doing so. UO has a combined doubles record of 34-10 (.773) this spring. Cambier and Farin lead Oregon with a 19-4 record. Sophomore Daan Maasland and junior Joey Swaysland are 11-1 in No. 2 doubles. Junior Daniel Sardu and freshman Jayson Amos have posted a 12-6 record this spring.
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 21 wins this season, Cambier can collect an eighth program record with six more wins - matching UO’s record for most singles wins in a season. Cambier currently holds four of Oregon’s top 10 seasons in singles, and all three of UO’s top three doubles seasons.
• Career singles wins: 88
• Career singles & doubles wins: 175
• Season doubles wins: 29, with Jeff Mullen
• Career doubles wins by a team: 57, with Jeff Mullen.
• Career doubles wins: 88
• Consecutive singles wins: 15
• Consecutive doubles wins: 14, with Jeff Mullen.
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.
UO will close the regular season with a Pac-12 rivalry match up against Washington on April 19. Start time is set for 1 p.m. in Seattle, Wash. Oregon defeated Washington by a 4-1 margin in nonconference play earlier this season - its first win in the series in 10 years.