The Oregon women’s tennis team saw their 2011 regular season come to a close falling 5-2 to 48th-ranked Sacramento State. The loss on Senior Day landed the Ducks at 7-15 overall in duals for the year.
In her final home dual as a Duck, Pavlina Smatova won both of her matches, notching her 23rd doubles win and her 21st singles win by defeating 112th-ranked Tatsiana Kapshai (6-2, 6-4). She won all four of her matches in the final weekend of the dual season season. Smatova moves into a four-way tie for ninth with Lindsay Bartlett, Amber Goheen and Alina Wygonowska on UO’s single season singles win list.
Smatova teamed with Patricia Skowronski for an 8-2 win over Maria Meliuk and Clarisse Baca at No. 1 doubles. The win was the duo’s 22nd of the year, tying Kumi Nagamoto and Cindy Grall for third on the school’s single season list. Sacramento State followed suit with an 8-2 win at the No. 2 match, leaving the first point of the day to the No. 3 pairings.
The doubles point was determined in a thrilling back and forth match between Rabea Stuckemann and Siobhan Cavan fell to Sacramento State’s Sophie Lohscheidt and Milica Zivanovic, 9-7. Senior Siobhan Cavan , playing in her final home match as a Duck, displayed a full variety of shots and serves to even the score at seven games apiece before the Hornets closed it out by winning two straight games.
The Hornets secured the win with straight set victories at No. 3 and 4 singles and a three-set win by Rebeca Delgado over Skowronski (6-1, 2-6, 6-3) at the No. 2 spot. After taking the No. 5 match to go up 5-0, Oregon salvaged two points by way of Smatova at No. 1 and freshman Lana Buttner (7-6 [7-4], 7-5 over Melica Zivanovic) at No. 6.
The Ducks are off from competition until April 28 when they head to Ojai, Calif., for the Pac-10 Championships.
2011 Oregon Women's Tennis
#48 Sacramento State 5, Oregon 2
Sacramento State vs Oregon (4/17/2011)
4/17/2011 at Eugene, Ore. (Student Tennis Center)
|1. #102 SMATOVA, Pavlina (ORE) def. #112 KAPSHAI, Tatsiana (SAC) 6-2, 6-4|
|2. DELGADO, Rebeca (SAC) def. SKOWRONSKI, Patricia (ORE) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3|
|3. MELIUK, Maria (SAC) def. METZGER, Julia (ORE) 7-5, 6-3|
|4. BACA, Clarisse (SAC) def. DU TOIT, Trudie (ORE) 6-3, 6-3|
|5. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SAC) def. STUCKEMANN, Rabea (ORE) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)|
|6. BUTTNER, Lana (ORE) def. ZIVANOVIC, Milica (SAC) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5|
|1. SKOWRONSKI, Patricia/SMATOVA, Pavlina (ORE) def. MELIUK, Maria/BACA, Clarisse (SAC) 8-2|
|2. #87 KAPSHAI, Tatsiana/DELGADO, Rebeca (SAC) def. DU TOIT, Trudie/METZGER, Julia (ORE) 8-2|
|3. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie/ZIVANOVIC, Milica (SAC) def. STUCKEMANN, Rabea/CAVAN, Siobhan (ORE) 9-7|
|Sacramento State 17-8 (8-0 Big Sky); National ranking #48|
|Oregon 7-15 (1-7 Pac-10)|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,3,2,5,1,6)|