The Ducks fall to 9-5 with the setback with all five of their dual losses coming at the hands of ranked opponents.
Cambier moved into the No. 2 spot in the singles lineup and improved to 18-8 overall (10-4 in duals) with his straight set win over CP’s Jordan Bridge (6-4, 6-1).
“I’m very proud of Robin,” head coach Nils Schyllander said. “He’s getting better week by week right now. It’s fun to see him play at a high level once again.”
Cal Poly’s 97th-ranked Andre Dome topped Alex Rovello at No. 1 singles (6-1, 6-4) and had a 2-1 lead with a default win at No. 4 as Jose Izquierdo retired due to injury.
The Ducks had set-point opportunities at No. 3 and 5 singles as Baptiste Faynot led 5-2 in his second set and Duncan MacDonald-Korth also had a chance to grab an early lead to swing things in Oregon’s favor. The Mustangs were able to rally, however, as Alexander Sonneson topped Faynot (6-4, 7-6) and Marco Comuzzo prevailed over MacDonald-Korth (7-5, 6-4). Sebastian Bell also edged Aaron Clissold (6-4, 6-4) at No. 6 singles to round out the dual.
“This was a hard fought dual,” Schyllander said. “We had a couple of set points that could have put us back in the thick of things against a ranked team. Unfortunately, we did not capitalize on those opportunities and we came up short in the end.”
Oregon returns home to open Pac-10 play when it faces No. 53 Arizona at 10:30 in the Student Tennis Center.
2011 Oregon Men's Tennis
#40 Cal Poly 5, Oregon 1
Oregon vs Cal Poly (Mar 22, 2011)
Mar 22, 2011 at Avila Beach, Calif.
|1. #97 DOME, Andre (CP) def. ROVELLO, Alex (ORE) 6-1, 6-4|
|2. CAMBIER, Robin (ORE) def. BRIDGE, Jordan (CP) 6-4, 6-1|
|3. SONESSON, Alexander (CP) def. FAYNOT, Baptiste (ORE) 6-4, 7-6|
|4. MCPHEE, Brian (CP) def. IZQUIERDO, Jose (ORE) 7-5, retired|
|5. COMUZZO, Marco (CP) def. MACDONALD-KORTH, D. (ORE) 7-5, 6-4|
|6. BELL, Sebastian (CP) def. CLISSOLD, Aaron (ORE) 6-4, 6-4|
|Cal Poly 9-2; National ranking #40|
|Doubles matches were not played due to weather concerns.|