MOSCOW, Idaho - After a disappointing loss at No. 32 Washington State, the No. 65 University of Oregon women's tennis program rebounded on Saturday (Apr. 14) with a 5-2 victory over the University of Idaho.
"Even though we came away with the win, I was disappointed with our performance today," remarked women's head coach Paul Reber. "We got off to a slow start in doubles on all three courts and we paid for it on court one. Fortunately, we were able to step it up with some of the singles matches, but overall I was not happy with our performance for this point in the season."
In doubles, the Ducks had to overcome a loss at the top of the lineup as the No. 50 ranked tandem of junior Patricia Skowronski and freshman Sofia Hager dropped their second consecutive match, this time to Idaho's Victoria Lozano and Almudena Sanz, 8-3. It was the No. 2 Oregon team of senior Trudie du Toit and junior Julia Metzger who picked up the slack, sealing the opening dual point with an 8-6 win over Idaho's Sophie Vickers and Molly Knox.
In singles, Metzger returned to her winning ways at No.1 singles in defeating the Vandal's Lozano in a grueling three-set match, 6-1, 2-6, 11-9. Accompanying Metzger in the win column was du Toit with dominating, 6-0, 6-0 victory over Knox at No. 3 singles. In addition to the upperclassmen, freshman Hager won her fourth consecutive singles match this team defeating Idaho's Vickers 6-4, 6-1 at No. 4 singles.
"We are looking forward to returning home and getting prepared for the Huskies next Sunday," said Reber.
The Ducks (12-8, 2-7 Pac-12) next travel to Seattle, Wash. to face the Huskies in their 2011-12 season finale.
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