EUGENE, Ore. -- For the first time in 10 years, Oregon has been selected to the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship. The Ducks earned the No. 3 seed in the Athens, Ga., regional, where all matches will be played at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex at the University of Georgia. UO will meet second-seeded North Carolina State (17-9) in the first round on Saturday, May 10, at 7 a.m. (PT).
NCAA ATHENS REGIONAL SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 10
MATCH 1: 7 a.m. – #2 NC State vs. #3 Oregon
MATCH 2: 10 a.m. – #1 Georgia vs. #4 Jacksonville State
Sunday, May 11
MATCH 3: 10 a.m. - Winner Match 3 vs. 4
Oregon will be making its fourth NCAA Championship appearance in program history and the first under head coach Nils Schyllander. The Ducks previously advanced to NCAA competition in 2004, 2000 and 1998. UO is in pursuit of its first-ever victory at the NCAA Championship.
NCAA Championship results (0-3):
2004: Vanderbilt 4, Oregon 0
2000: Fresno State 4, Oregon 0
1998: UC Santa Barbara 4, Oregon 0
OREGON’S BANNER SEASON
The Ducks are in the midst of one of the best seasons in recent program history, posting a 17-9 overall record with numerous accomplishments along the way. A timeline of UO’s top achievements is listed below.
• April 29: UO earns first NCAA Championship bid since 2004.
• April 24: Oregon stuns third-seeded Stanford for the second time in program history and reaches the Pac-12 Championship semifinals for the very first time.
• April 23: Ducks down UW for the second time this season, collect first win at Pac-12 Championship in program history.
• April 5: Robin Cambier wins twice and UO defeats Arizona, 4-1, on senior day.
• March 28: Cambier defeats nation’s third-ranked player in three-set thriller.
• March 26: UO improves to 14-1, tying its best start in the past 20 years.
• March 26: Schyllander reaches the 100-win plateau with UO men’s team.
• March 16: Ducks ranked No. 24 - their first-ever top 25 ranking.
• March 12: UO snaps Drake’s 37-match home win streak with 4-0 sweep.
• March 9: Cambier becomes UO’s all-time winningest singles player.
• March 2: UO defeats #15 Boise State, the highest ranked foe UO has ever beat.
• Feb. 28: Ducks defeat the Huskies for the first time since 2004.
• Jan. 17: Oregon opens the spring season ranked No. 52 in the nation.
DUCKS IMPROVE IN RANKINGS
Oregon improved five spots to No. 44 in the latest ITA national rankings, released last Tuesday. The doubles tandem of Robin Cambier and Kevin Farin improved to No. 44 in the doubles rankings. Cambier remained ranked nationally in singles, checking in at No. 72 this week.
UO’S TOP DOUBLES TEAM CLIMBING CHARTS
Robin Cambier and Kevin Farin have tallied 24 doubles wins this season, which ranks second-most in Oregon history. The Belgium natives are 24-7 overall with a 16-6 record at the No. 1 doubles position.
AMOS, CAMBIER CLIMB SINGLES WIN CHARTS
With singles victories against Stanford, Cambier and freshman Jayson Amos each collected their 23rd win of the season. That mark ranks tied for fourth in program history. Cambier is 23-10 overall with a 14-8 record this spring. Amos is 23-5 overall with a team-best 19-3 record in dual matches.
Oregon won the doubles point in 19-of-26 matches this season, and is 16-3 when doing so. UO has a combined doubles record of 45-20 (.740) this spring. Cambier and Farin lead Oregon with a 24-7 record. Junior Daniel Sardu and freshman Jayson Amos are 16-10 in No. 3 doubles. Sophomore Daan Maasland and junior Joey Swaysland are 12-5 in No. 2 doubles.
BREAKING ALL THE RECORDS
With a 23-10 overall record this season, senior Robin Cambier now has four of the top 10 singles seasons in UO history. Cambier is UO’s winningest doubles player with 92 wins and is also the top singles player in program history with 90 wins. The Brussels, Belgium, native holds seven major program records.
• Career singles wins: 90
• Career doubles wins: 92
• Career singles & doubles wins: 182
• 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.
SCOUTING THE ATHENS REGIONAL
• #1 GEORGIA BULLDOGS: As a top 16 team, Georgia earned the right to host the first two rounds as the top seed of their regional. The Bulldogs posted a 16-7 record this season and went 11-1 to win the Southeastern Conference regular season title outright. The Bulldogs have three players with at least 25 singles wins: Nathan Pasha, Hernus Pieters and Austin Smith.
• #2 NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK: The Wolfpack posted a 17-9 record this year with five wins in the challenging Atlantic Coast Conference. North Carolina State has three ranked doubles team, and is led by Austin Powell in singles.
• #4 JACKSONVILLE STATE: The Gamecocks earned an automatic bid as the winner of the Ohio Valley Conference. Jacksonville State is 17-7 overall with an 8-1 mark in conference play. The Gamecocks are led Jefferson Wendler-Filho in singles wins.