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Smatova Goes 1-1 on Opening Day of Pac-10 Tournament
Release Date: 04/28/2011
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OJAI, Calif. – Pavlina Smatova moved up the Oregon women’s tennis single season charts with her performance at the Pac-10 Championships on Thursday.

Smatova picked up her 22nd singles win of the year, moving into a tie for seventh on the Ducks’ single season list. The senior dispatched UCLA’s Nina Pantic in straight sets (6-2, 6-3) to move into the round of 16. The Plzen, Czech Republic native was then matched up against No. 2 Maria Sanchez of USC, where her run came to an end as Sanchez prevailed (6-2, 6-1).

Patricia Skowronski also opened up in the singles competition, but fell in straight sets to No. 99 Kaitlyn Christian of USC (6-2, 6-0).

Smatova and Skowronski will step onto the doubles court on Friday when they face USC’s Alison Ramos and Cristala Andrews at 10 a.m.

2011 Oregon Women's Tennis
4/28-5/1/2011 -- Pac-10 Championships

Pac-10 Championships
4/28-5/1/2011 at Ojai, Calif.

Singles competition
32   #107 SMATOVA, Pavlina (Oregon) def. PANTIC, Nina (UCLA) 6-2, 6-3
32   #99 CHRISTIAN, Kaitlyn (USC) def. SKOWRONSKI, Patricia (Oregon) 6-2, 6-0
16   #2 SANCHEZ, Maria (USC) def. #107 SMATOVA, Pavlina (Oregon) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition

Tournament Notes

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