EUGENE, Ore.- The University of Oregon women's tennis team continues their Pac-12 road trip as they head to SoCal to take on No. 1 UCLA and No. 4 USC. on Friday and Saturday.
The Ducks (9-5, 0-4 Pac-12) take on the Trojans on Friday at 1:30 at Marks Stadium and face the Bruins on Saturday at noon at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
Oregon made the trip to the desert last week, posting a 1-2 mark. UO fell to both Arizona State and Arizona, 5-2 and 6-1, respectively, but grinded out a non-conference match with Northern Arizona, winning that one, 6-1 to close out the trip.
On the season, the Ducks have been led by senior Trudie du Toit and junior Julia Metzger, who have both tallied nine wins on the season. Both have identical records of 9-5. Junior Patricia Skowronski has the next highest win total of eight with her 8-6 record.
Du Toit and Metzger have also been the leaders for Oregon in doubles competition as they have combined to post an 8-5 tally heading into this weekend's matches. The Ducks have also received seven more doubles victories from the combination of freshman Sofia Hager and Skowronski, who are an even 7-7.
UCLA (16-0, 3-0 Pac-12) made its first-ever Pac-12 road trips to Colorado and Utah last week, coming away with a pair of victories to improve to 3-0 in conference play. The Bruins downed Colorado, 5-2 in Boulder on Friday and followed that up with a 6-1 victory over Utah on Sunday in Salt Lake City.
In the latest ITA rankings, UCLA freshman Robin Anderson continues to be the team's highest-ranked singles player, checking in at No. 6. She is followed by: Chanelle Van Nguyen (No. 84), Pamela Montez (No. 87), Courtney Dolehide (No. 97), Kaitlin Ray (No. 103), McCall Jones (No. 105) and Skylar Morton (No. 116). The Bruins' two ranked doubles teams are Dolehide and Montez at No. 9, followed by Anderson and Morton at No. 11.
USC (14-2, 3-0 Pac-12) swept through the mountain states for two 7-0 wins in the Trojans' first-ever visits to Utah and Colorado last week in Pac-12 action.
Four Trojans are ranked in the latest rankings. They are led by No. 15 Zoë Scandalis, who is followed by No. 22 Danielle Lao, No. 36 Sabrina Santamaria and No. 76 Kaitlyn Christian. In doubles, USC has Christian and Santamaria at No. 2, with Valeria Pulido and Scandalis ranked No. 52.
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