EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon enters postseason play this week with the Pac-12 Championships, April 23-27, at Libbey Park in Ojai, Calif. The Ducks earned the No. 7 seed in the bracket, and will meet sixth-seeded Washington in the opening round. The contest will get underway on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The winner moves on to meet third-seeded Stanford.
Oregon will be meeting Washington for the second time this week and for the third time this season. The Ducks defeated the Huskies, 4-1, in nonconference action on Feb. 28 this season, picking up their first win in the series since Feb. 29, 2004. The Ducks won the doubles point and won three straight set singles matches to clinch. Washington rebounded with a senior day win over Oregon on April 19 by a 4-3 margin. UO again won the doubles point, but dropped four singles matches in a dramatic regular season finale.
PAC-12 ANNOUNCES BRACKET
Wednesday’s two first round matches will feature No. 5 Utah and No. 8 Arizona, and No. 6 Washington and No. 7 Oregon. Third-seeded Stanford and fourth-seeded California received byes into the quarterfinals. USC and UCLA, the top two seeds, await the winners in the semifinals. The finals will get underway on Saturday at 4 p.m., and will be televised on tape delay by the Pac-12 Networks at 5 p.m. that day. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships.
DUCKS FALL TO 47TH IN ITA RANKINGS
Oregon fell six spots to No. 49 in the latest ITA national rankings, released this Tuesday. UO was also ranked No. 49th nationally and the Pac-12 Championship’s No. 7 seed at this time last year. The doubles tandem of Robin Cambier and Kevin Farin improved to No. 59 in the doubles rankings. Cambier remained ranked nationally in singles, checking in at No. 78 this week.
UO’S TOP DOUBLES TEAM CLIMBING CHARTS
Riding a streak of three straight Pac-12 wins, Robin Cambier and Kevin Farin have tallied the third-winningest doubles season in UO history. The Belgium natives are 22-5 on the season and 14-4 in the No. 1 doubles position. The marks for the first (29) and second (23) best doubles seasons were set by Cambier and Jeff Mullen in the previous two seasons. With 90 wins, Cambier is UO’s all-time winningest doubles player.
FRESHMAN HITTING IMPRESSIVE MARKS
Freshman Jayson Amos entered the UO record books for most singles wins in a season, ranking 10th with 21 wins. The Mission Viejo, Calif., native has posted a 21-5 record on the season with a team-best 17-3 mark in spring. Amos is 6-0 in No. 5 singles and 11-3 in the No. 6 spot.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT
Washington enters the postseason with a 11-12 overall record with a 2-5 mark in Pac-12 play. The Huskies went a combined 65-56 in singles this spring, led in wins by Max Manthou (11), Emmett Egger (10) and Gal Hakak (10). Egger and Jeff Hawke lead UW in spring doubles wins with eight.
Oregon won the doubles point in 18-of-23 matches this season, and is 15-3 when doing so. UO has a combined doubles record of 40-14 (.740) this spring. Cambier and Farin lead Oregon with a 22-5 record. Junior Daniel Sardu and freshman Jayson Amos are 14-7 in No. 3 doubles. Sophomore Daan Maasland and junior Joey Swaysland are 11-3 in No. 2 doubles.
CAMBIER REACHES TOP 10 LIST IN SEASON SINGLES WINS
With a 21-9 overall record this season, senior Robin Cambier now has four of the top 10 singles seasons in UO history. His current mark is tied for 10th best along with his freshman season (21-11). Cambier also possesses the sixth-best (22-11) and second-best (24-8) seasons in Oregon’s record books. With 88 career singles wins, Cambier is the program’s all-time winningest singles player. The Brussels, Belgium, native holds seven major program records.
• Career singles wins: 88
• Career doubles wins: 91
• Career singles & doubles wins: 179
• Season doubles wins: 29, with Jeff Mullen
• Career doubles wins by a team: 57, with Jeff Mullen.
• Consecutive singles wins: 15
• Consecutive doubles wins: 14, with Jeff Mullen.
The NCAA Championships will last from May 16 through May 20 this season and will be hosted in Athens, Ga.