EUGENE, Ore. - No. 66 University of Oregon completed the Pac-12 weekend sweep by defeating the University of Utah, 4-3, on Sunday (Apr. 15) at the outdoor 18th Street courts in Eugene, Ore.
"This is a great feeling to get the conference weekend sweep," commented men's head coach Nils Schyllander. "I'm very happy that our seniors were a part of this because they have given so much to this program."
Oregon got off to critical hot start by sweeping the doubles point behind their dynamic No. 1 doubles duo of Jeff Mullen and Robin Cambier. Mullen and Cambier combined for their 18th spring duals win at the No. 1 doubles spot by defeating Utah's Dmytro Mamedov and Benito Suriano, 8-0. The record-setting pairing of Mullen and Cambier was followed up by Jose Izquierdo and Alex Rovello taking care of Utah's Ace Matias and Alejandro Medinilla, 8-5, to seal the 1-0 lead.
"Once again our doubles were rock solid," said Schyllander. "No. 1 and 2 singles played as well as they have all year and it was the opportune time because Utah came to play. It was an unbelievable effort."
After Utah squared the match at one a piece, Oregon looked to their workhorse at the top to take the lead for good. Cambier, now 18-4 during the spring, defeated Suriano, 6-1, 6-3 to get the ball rolling for the Ducks at No. 1 singles. After Daniel Sardu defeated Utah's Rafael Davidian, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 singles, the Ducks need just one more singles win to take the dual. Oregon's Rovello clinched the match with his decisive, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Utah's Mamedov at No. 2 singles.
"It was a great day," said Oregon sophomore Robin Cambier. "To get our second Pac-12 win in a row; the team did an unbelievable job. Now we're heading north for a big match against Washington."
The Ducks (17-5, 2-4 Pac-12) next travel to the University of Washington to close out their regular season and look to seek revenge from a 3-4 loss on Feb. 24 at home. That match will take place in Seattle on Saturday (Apr. 21) at 2:00 p.m.
"We're ready to head north and see what we can do in Washington," added coach Schyllander.