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Mustangs Ground Ducks, 5-1
Release Date: 03/22/2011
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AVILA BEACH, Calif. – Robin Cambier picked up his 18th-singles victory of the season, but the Oregon men’s tennis team was unable to capitalize on its opportunities in the other singles matches in a 5-1 loss to No. 40 Cal Poly on Tuesday.

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
Oregon vs Cal Poly (Mar 22, 2011)

#40 Cal Poly 5, Oregon 1
Mar 22, 2011 at Avila Beach, Calif.

Singles competition
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

Doubles competition

Match Notes
Oregon 9-5
Cal Poly 9-2; National ranking #40
Doubles matches were not played due to weather concerns.

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