The No. 54 University of Oregon men’s tennis team returns to the Student Tennis Center, hosting Fresno State in a two-game series. Action will get underway Friday at 5 p.m. (PT). The Ducks and Bulldogs will meet again Sunday at 11 a.m. (PT).
DUCKS TO USE REGULAR RULES FORMAT
Both matches this weekend will be played using the non-experimental ITA rules. Doubles will be played to eight games and singles will play all advantage points.
‘STUDENT NIGHT’ FOR FRIDAY’S MATCH
Friday’s contest with Fresno State will be Student Night, with free pizza for the first 100 students in attendance.
No. 54 OREGON 4, No. 50 SAN DIEGO STATE 0
Oregon closed its trip to North Carolina with its third sweep of the season, besting No. 50 San Diego State, 4-0 on Jan. 26. The Ducks won the No. 1 and 2 doubles matches to clinch the doubles point. Oregon rattled off three straight singles wins to clinch the shutout. Daan Maasland (No. 3), Daniel Sardu (No. 4) and Jayson Amos (No. 6) each won their singles matches.
No. 17 DUKE 4, No. 54 OREGON 1
Oregon opened the ITA Kick-Off Weekend against No. 17 Duke on Jan. 25, dropping its first dual of the year. The Blue Devils bested Oregon, 4-1. Senior Robin Cambier won his No. 2 singles match in straight sets, but Duke followed with three singles wins to secure the team victory
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT
Fresno State is 1-1 on the season with a 4-3 win over Cal Poly and a 4-3 loss to Saint Mary’s. Sam MacNeil and Sai Kartik Makireddi are each 2-0 in dual singles to lead the Bulldogs. Fresno State is just 1-5 in doubles play this spring.
CAMBIER TALLIES SINGLES WIN No. 80
Senior Robin Cambier became only the second player in program history to reach the 80 career singles win plateau. He reached the mark with a No. 2 singles win over Duke’s Fred Saba, 6-5 (7-0), 6-2, on Jan. 25.
DUCKS STAY UNDEFEATED IN TOP TWO SINGLES SPOTS
The Ducks are a combined 7-0 in the top two singles positions this season. Sophomore Kevin Farin has made his dual debut playing No. 1 singles, winning his first three matches. Robin Cambier has posted a 4-0 mark in No. 2 singles. Farin (10-3) and Cambier (12-2) lead the team in singles wins this season.
Freshman Jayson Amos has opened the dual slate with a 4-1 record in No. 6 singles and a 3-1 mark in No. 3 doubles. The Mission Viejo, Calif., native has posted an 8-3 overall singles record this season - third-best on the season.
The Ducks have been a force in singles play this dual season, combining for a 21-4 (.840) overall record. Cambier (4-0), Farin (3-0), Amos (4-1), Sardu (4-1), Maasland (3-1) and Swaysland (3-1) have each played in all five matches.
DUCKS STRIKE FIRST
Oregon has claimed the doubles point, taking a 1-0 lead, in 4-of-5 matches this season. The Ducks are a combined 8-3 (.727) in dual doubles play. Farin and Cambier are 3-1 in No. 1 doubles while Amos and Sardu are 3-1 in No. 3 doubles. Maasland and Swaysland have done 2-1 in the No. 2 spot.
CAMBIER EARNS CONFERENCE HONOR
Senior Robin Cambier was named Pac-12 men’s Player of the Week (Jan. 21), the conference office announced. Cambier went a combined 4-0 to lead Oregon to a perfect start.
OFF ON THE RIGHT TRACK
For the 11th straight season, Oregon opened the dual campaign with a win after besting Portland State, 7-0. The Ducks have outscored their opponents, 67-8, in the past 11 season-openers. Oregon’s last loss to start a season came in 2003 against Illinois.
CAMBIER RE-WRITES THE RECORD BOOKS
Senior Robin Cambier holds six UO program record and is approaching one of the most valued record of them all; all-time singles wins. With 80 career singles wins, Cambier trails Sven Swinnen by four wins. Cambier also holds the record in the following categories;
• Career singles & doubles wins: 159
• Season doubles wins: 29, with Jeff Mullen
• Career doubles wins by a team: 57, with Jeff Mullen.
• Career doubles wins: 78
• Consecutive singles wins: 15
• Consecutive doubles wins: 14, with Jeff Mullen.
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE
Oregon will meet five nonconference opponents ranked nationally by the most recent ITA poll; No. 17 Duke, No. 42 North Carolina or No. 50 San Diego State, No. 72 New Mexico, No. 46 Boise State and No. 73 Santa Clara. Seven-of-eight Pac-12 teams are ranked by the ITA as well; No. 2 UCLA, No. 4 USC, No. 16 California, No. 36 Washington, No. 40 Stanford and No. 54 Oregon.
DUCKS IN MIDST OF IMPRESSIVE RUN
The Ducks posted its winnigiest two-year stretch since the 1995-96 seasons after going 16-8 last season and 17-7 in 2012. Schyllander has coached at least three players to 20+ win singles seasons and a doubles team to a 25+ win season in each of the past two years. The Ducks have been consistently ranked by the ITA, and drew a best-ever No. 33 ranking last season.
OREGON ANNOINTS ROVELLO COURT
The University of Oregon held a naming ceremony on 11/9/13 at the Student Tennis Center, dedicating the center court on the north side of the facility Alex Rovello Court.
The Ducks travel to Albuquerque, N.M., for a pair of matches next week. The Ducks will face Pacific on Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. (PT) before meeting New Mexico on Feb. 9 at 12 p.m.. (PT).