EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon men’s tennis team’s two Belgian stars earned all-conference honors after leading the Ducks to the NCAA Championship for the first time in 10 years, the conference office announced Wednesday. Senior Robin Cambier and sophomore Kevin Farin – both natives of Brussels, Belgium – were named second team and honorable mention All-Pac-12, respectively.
Cambier will graduate as the program’s all-time winningest player with 183 career wins to his name. All four of his singles season rank in the top 10 in program history, while he sports the most career singles wins (90) after breaking Sven Swinnen’s record earlier this season. Cambier is also the owner of the three winningest doubles seasons in UO history after smashing the record for most career doubles wins (93).
This season, Cambier led the team in combined singles and doubles wins (47). He posted a mark of 23-10 in singles, which ranked fifth best in program history, and a record of 24-7 in doubles, which ranked second best in program history. He played exclusively in the top doubles position and the top two singles spots. Cambier’s top win came against the nation’s third ranked player, USC’s Ray Sarmiento, in three sets. Cambier closed the season ranked nationally in both singles and doubles.
After transferring from the University of Brussels, Farin shined in his first season of collegiate tennis and made his debut at the top singles and doubles position. Teamed with his countrymate in doubles, Farin posted the second-most doubles wins in a season in UO history with a 24-7 record. Farin posted an 18-13 record in singles, competing in the top two singles spots in the lineup.
Cambier and Farin combined to help lead UO to one of its most successful seasons in recent memory. The Ducks tallied their first ever ITA top 25 national ranking, reached the semifinals of the Pac-12 Championship for the first time in program history and qualified to the NCAA Championship for the fourth time in program history and for the first time since 2004. Recently, head coach Nils Schyllander was named Wilson/ITA Northwest Region Coach of the Year.
The Pac-12 named six players to the first, second and honorable mention all-conference teams. Additionally, USC’s Yannick Hanfmann was named singles player of the year, UCLA’s Mackenzie McDonald was named newcomer of the year, Hanfmann and Sarmiento were named doubles team of the year and UCLA head coach Billy Martin was named coach of the year.