EUGENE, Ore. - After returning home from a 1-1 road trip at Washington State and Idaho, the No. 66 ranked University of Oregon women's tennis team departs north yet again to face No. 55 University of Washington on Sunday (Apr. 22) at noon in Seattle.
The Ducks (12-8, 2-7 Pac-12) look to end the regular season on a high note over their rivals from the north while the Huskies attempt to avoid finishing at the bottom of the Pac-12 conference's first full season.
Oregon is coming off a bounce back win over the University of Idaho where they were powered by No. 1 singles player Julia Metzger. The junior from Perrysburg, Ohio defeated UI's Victoria Lozano in a hard-fought three-set match, 6-1, 2-6, 11-9. Alongside Metzger, the Ducks received yet another impressive weekend performance from freshman Sofia Hager (11-8). Hager took down Washington State's Andjela Kakaras, 6-4, 7-5 on Friday (Apr. 13) before defeating Idaho's Sophie Vickers, 6-4, 6-1. Hager, who continues to play her best tennis of the year, goes into Seattle with a team-best four-match winning streak. .
In doubles, Oregon is led by the No. 54 ranked tandem of Skowronski and Hager. Skowronski and Hager have combined for 11 victories this spring including a team-high four conference wins. Aside from Skowronski and Hager's 11-9 mark, Metzger and du Toit have a team-high 12-7 tally at No. 2.
The Huskies will lean heavily on their lone ranked singles players in No. 22 Denise Dy. Dy, a native of San Jose, Calif., has compiled a 7-5 spring dual record all at No. 1 singles. Her seven spring wins make up her team-high 16 wins during the 2011-12 season. Washington and Oregon share a pair of recent common opponents in Colorado and Utah. Whereas both Northwest schools defeated Colorado, 7-0, only the Ducks can claim to have beaten the Utes 4-3 on Apr. 6 as compared to 1-6 loss for the Huskies.
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