Two massive nonconference matches await the No. 43 Oregon men’s tennis team this weekend as the Ducks host two talented squads. First, Oregon welcomes its rivals from the north to town on Friday, hosting Washington at 5 p.m. (PT). The Ducks return to action two days later, hosting No. 15 Boise State on Sunday at 11 a.m. (PT). Both matches will be held at the Student Tennis Center.
CAMBIER TO SET UO WINS RECORD WITH NEXT WIN
Senior Robin Cambier matched the program record for all-time singles wins last weekend against UNLV, and is set to become Oregon’s winningest singles player with his next victory. The Brussels, Belgium, native matched Sven Swinnen’s UO record of 84 all-time wins. Swinnen was a two-time All-American, competing between 2001-05. Cambier is 17-2 on the season with a career singles record of 84-35 (.706).
Freshman: 21-13 17-7
Sophomore: 24-9 18-12
Junior: 22-11 22-9
Senior: 17-2 27-9
Totals: 84-35 (.706) 84-37 (.694)
DUCKS RACKING UP WIN STREAKS
Oregon has won six consecutive matches and every player to see singles action this spring is also on an individual win streak. Cambier sports the longest streak on the team at eight, followed by freshman Jayson Amos (6), sophomore Daan Maasland (5), junior Daniel Sardu (4) and sophomores Kevin Farin (2) and Brent Chin (2). The Ducks have also won five consecutive matches in the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles spot.
UO STAYS PERFECT AT TOP SINGLES SPOTS
Oregon is a combined 14-0 at the top two singles positions, sporting a 7-0 record in No. 1 and 2 singles. Cambier (8-0), Farin (5-0) and Maasland (1-0) have helped the Ducks take down their opponents top two singles players in every completed match this season.
DUCKS JUMP TO No. 43 IN ITA RANKINGS
Oregon improved seven spots to No. 43 in the latest ITA rankings, marking their highest ranking of the season. The Ducks are one of six Pac-12 teams to receive a ranking; USC (2), UCLA (4), California (9), Oregon (43), Utah (51) and Stanford (52). In the singles rankings, Cambier improved from 119th to 68th in the nation.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS
Washington enters the match with a 6-4 record following consecutive sweeps of Portland. The Huskies were ranked 47th before a four-match losing skid saw them drop from the polls. Boise State (9-2) won the Blue Gray Classic last week with three impressive wins, and improved from No. 41 to No. 15 in the polls. The Broncos’ Andrew Bettles is ranked No. 88 in singles.
OREGON SWEEPS REBELS, 7-0
The Ducks (9-1) earned their seventh shutout of the season with a 7-0 rout of the Rebels (4-4) Sunday at the Student Tennis Center. Oregon was firing on all cylinders in another impressive win, sweeping singles and winning the doubles point for the ninth time this season. The Ducks improved their win streak to six matches and remained undefeated at the Student Tennis Center. In a tooth and nails No. 1 singles match, Cambier won a tiebreaker at the end of each set to equal Sven Swinnen’s UO record.
NEWCOMERS MAKING A BIG IMPACT
Three newcomers have been regulars in Oregon’s lineup this season, combining to post a 20-3 record. Freshman Jayson Amos (9-1), sophomore Kevin Farin (6-1) and junior Joey Swaysland (5-1) each have lost only a single match this spring.
DUCKS DOMINATING DOUBLES
The Ducks have taken the doubles point in 9-of-10 matches this spring, and are undefeated when doing so. The Ducks are a combined 19-5 (.792) in spring doubles. UO’s No. 2 team of Swaysland and Maasland lead the way at 7-1, while Cambier and Farin are 6-1 in the No. 1 spot. Sardu and Amos are 6-3 in No. 3 doubles.
OREGON LEADS THE PAC-12 IN WINS
The Ducks boast the highest win percentage (.900) in the league. Oregon is currently tied with Utah and Arizona for the most wins in the Pac-12 with each boasting nine wins.
CAMBIER RE-WRITES THE RECORD BOOKS
Senior Robin Cambier, Oregon’s all-time winningest player in combined singles and doubles, holds seven UO program records.
• Career singles wins: 84 (Tied w/ Sven Swinnen)
• Career singles & doubles wins: 157
• 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
The Ducks have met two ranked nonconference foes this season, and will make that three following their match with No. 15 Boise State. Oregon also entertained No. 17 Duke and No. 50 San Diego State. Five ranked Pac-12 foes are also on the schedule, led by top 10 teams USC (2), UCLA (4) and California (9).
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 travels to Portland on Sunday, March 9, to meet the Pilots of Portland. Start time is set for 2 p.m.