ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Uiversity of Oregon men's tennis team collected its second sweep in as many days, closing its trip to Albuquerque, N.M., with another decisive victory. The Ducks (8-1) defeated New Mexico (8-3), 4-0, Sunday at the Linda Estes Tennis Complex.
The No. 51 Ducks won the doubles point and defeated the No. 72 Lobos in No. 3, 5 and 6 singles, improving their win streak to five matches. Oregon also collected its second win of the season over a ranked foe.
"This was a complete team win," said head coach Nils Schyllander. "Joey and Daan stormed back from being down 4-7 to close out doubles, and that momentum carried over into singles. We came out playing solid, aggressive tennis."
The Ducks opened by winning the doubles point for the eighth time this season out of nine matches. Senior Robin Cambier and sophomore Kevin Farin put the Ducks on the board first, defeating Hayden Sabatka and Andrew Van Der Vyver, 8-2 in No. 1 doubles. The tandem improved their team-best doubles recprd to 13-2.
After New Mexico responded with a victory in No. 3 doubles, junior Joey Swaysland and sophomore Daan Maasland rallied to clinch the doubles point with a victory in the No. 2 match. Once down 4-7, the Ducks won four straight games to defeat Sahir Iftikhar and James Hignett, 8-7. Swaysland and Maasland are 6-1 in doubles.
The Ducks are a combined 17-4 (.810) in doubles this spring.
Oregon won all three finished singles matches in straight sets, while the remaining matches were left unfinished after the team result was decided. Maasland, junior Daniel Sardu and freshman Jayson Amos each improved their singles win streaks to four matches.
Maasland defeated the Lobos' Rodolfo Jauregui in the No. 3 match. The Geldrop, Natherlands, native won, 6-4, 6-2, to improve to 6-1 this spring.
In the No. 5 match, Sardu defeated junior James Hignett, 6-2, 6-4. Sardu became the fourth Duck to reach double figures in singles wins this season (10-3).
Amos collected his eighth singles win this spring, all of which have come in straight sets. Amos bested senior Mads Hegelund in the No. 6 spot, claiming each set six games to three. The Mission Viejo, Calif., native is 12-3 on the season.
"I have a lot of respect for New Mexico - they are a well-coached team that fights hard," said Schyllander. "We knew we had to play our best to get a win against that team on the road."
Oregon will return to action with a five-match home stand following a two week break. The Ducks will host UNLV on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. (PT) at the Student Tennis Center.
No. 51 Oregon (8-1) 4, No. 72 New Mexico (8-3) 0
1. Cambier/Farin (UO) def. Sabatka/Van Der Vyver (UNM) 8-2
2. Swaysland/Maasland (UO) def. Iftikhar/Hignett (UNM) 8-7
3. Jauregui/Hegelund (UNM) def. Amos/Sardu (UO) 8-5
1. Robin Cambier (UO) def. No. 45 Samir Iftikhar (UNM) 6-3, 5-6, DNF
2. Kevin Farin (UO) def. Hayden Sabatka (UNM) 1-6, 7-5, 2-5 DNF
3. Daan Maasland (UO) def. Rodolfo Jauregui (UNM) 6-4, 6-2
4. Joey Swaysland (UO) def. Mitch McDaniels (UNM) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 DNF
5. Daniel Sardu (UO) def. James Hignett (UNM) 6-2, 6-4
6. Jayson Amos (UO) def. Mads Hegelund (UNM) 6-3, 6-3