LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Oregon Ducks women’s tennis team wrapped up play at the ITA All-American Tournament this week in Los Angeles, Calif. Patricia Skowronski and Sofia Hager teamed up in the doubles qualifying round, while the two of them and Julia Metzger each competed in the pre-qualifying round for singles play.
In singles, seventh-seeded Julia Metzger won her first round matchup against Purdue’s Lynda Xepoleas 6-3, 6-4. Unfortunately, she was bested in the second round by Florida’s Olivia Janowicz. Hager also advanced to the second round after defeating Nebraska’s Stefanie Weinstein 6-3, 6-2, but could not take down Florida State’s Daneika Borthwick. Skowronski faltered in the first round and fell to Virginia’s Julia Elbaba, who went on to win the next two rounds as well.
“I was happy with the way we played, especially since it was our first tournament since April,” said assistant coach Maja Kovacek. “We had two good wins and faced some tough competition.”
The Ducks’ doubles team of Skowronski and Hager was seeded third in the qualifying doubles round and proved why right off the bat as they defeated Boston College’s duo of Kelleher and Khmylev 8-1. The Ducks were taken down in the second round, however, by Marshall’s duo of Zaprazna and Voscekova, 8-2.
"We had a great win in the first round over the 39th ranked team, but couldn't keep the momentum going in the second round," added Kovacek. "We need to keep working on our consistency in doubles."
The Ducks travel to Colorado Springs this weekend to compete in the United States Air Force Academy Invitational.