EUGENE, Ore. – Sophomore Kevin Farin has been named Pac-12 men’s tennis Player of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday. It marks Oregon’s third weekly award of the season and the first of Farin’s career.
The Etterbeek, Belgium, native was given the honor following his role in leading the No. 34 Ducks (11-1) to a pair of landmark victories. Oregon defeated Washington, 4-1, last Friday to collect its first win in the series since Feb. 28, 2004. Two days later, the Ducks stunned No. 15 Boise State – the highest ranked foe UO has ever beat – by a 5-2 margin.
Farin went undefeated on the weekend, posting a 3-0 record at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles. He collected a pair of straight-set singles wins, beginning with a 6-2, 7-5, win against UW’s Gal Hakak. Farin then bested Boise State’s Nathan Sereke, 6-3, 7-5. He improved his overall singles record to 15-4, while posting an 8-1 mark this spring.
Farin and senior Robin Cambier’s No. 1 doubles match against Washington was left unfinished with Oregon leading, 7-5. Farin and Cambier dominated the Broncos’ top doubles team of Brendan McClain and Garrett Patton, winning eight games to three. They improve their team best doubles record to 15-2 this season and 7-1 in the spring.
UO has claimed 3-of-7 weekly conference awards this season with Cambier claiming the other two. Following the pair of wins, Oregon jumped to No. 34 in the latest ITA Rankings – just one away from a program-best.
Riding an eight-match win streak, Oregon returns to action next on Sunday at Portland. The Ducks and Pilots will get underway at 2 p.m. (PST) from the Mt. Park Racquet Club in Lake Oswego, Ore.