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Oregon’s season comes to a close after NCAA Tournament loss to NC State

The Oregon women’s tennis team ended its NCAA Tournament run in the first round on Saturday morning when No. 30 North Carolina State defeated the Ducks 4-2 in Athens, Georgia. It has been a decade since the Ducks last qualified for the NCAA Tournament. The Ducks jumped out to an early lead …

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Oregon earns first NCAA berth in 10 years, but it doesn’t come as a surprise to the team

The last time the Oregon women’s tennis team participated in the NCAA Championships was 10 years ago at Athens, Georgia, where they finished last. Oregon head coach Alison Silverio, then a senior at Georgia Tech, led her team to the school’s first-ever NCAA title in any sport. When Silverio returns …

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Women’s tennis’ Pac-12 Championships run ends with 4-0 loss to Stanford

After Oregon pulled out its first program win over UCLA on Thursday, the Ducks were unable to pull off another upset as Stanford blanked Oregon 4-0 on Friday at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club to maintain its unbeaten streak in Pac-12 play. The Ducks’ six conference wins in the regular season (6-4) is their …

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Oregon defeats UCLA for the first time in program history to progress to Pac-12 semifinal

After the Oregon women’s tennis team received a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Championships thanks to their fifth seed, they squeaked past No.4 UCLA to nail a victory of 4-3, earning a berth in the semifinal. It marked the the first time the Ducks have downed the Bruins in program history. The …

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Oregon narrowly loses to Cal 4-3 in final home match

When Marlou Kluiving entered the locker room to prepare for the final home game of her collegiate career, a note from teammate Julia Eshet, her fellow winningest doubles player this season, was taped to her locker. She swung open her locker, and balloons of different colors along with green and …

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Oregon overpowered by Pac-12 leader Stanford, 7-0

The Ducks women’s tennis team may be entering the final stretch of home games, but its rivals aren’t about to let them capitalize on home-field advantage. The No. 10 Stanford Cardinal, who has only lost once this season, extended their win streak to 11 after taking down the Ducks 7-0 Friday afternoon …

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New language and new culture no problem for Rifanty Kahfiani

Rifanty Kahfiani jumped through hoops to become a starter on the Oregon women’s tennis team. The 18-year-old freshman from Jakarta, Indonesia took the TOEFL test, an English language test, seven times before she met the target score to get accepted into and play tennis for Oregon. When she finally got …

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Oregon wins nail biter against Arizona 4-3

Less than 24 hours after suffering a sound defeat at Arizona State, the Oregon women’s tennis team made its way to Tucson, Arizona, to edge out a 4-3 win against Arizona on Saturday afternoon at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center. The Ducks shuffled their doubles teams, which saw Marlou Kluiving pairing …

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Oregon overpowered by Arizona State’s offense, goes down 4-1

After reducing Fresno State’s two-year home winning streak to zero last Wednesday, Oregon was handed a 4-1 loss by Arizona State on Friday afternoon at the Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe, Arizona. Though Oregon ranked four positions above the No. 42 ASU, the latter possessed three ranked singles players – No. 63 …

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Oregon tennis ends Fresno State’s home winning streak

Fresno State had been undefeated on its home ground the past 25 months and 18 matches. That staggering statistic, however, did not daunt Oregon from trouncing the Bulldogs 4-1 on Wednesday afternoon at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center in Fresno, California. Fresno State scored its lone point in doubles when it took down …

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Oregon women’s tennis defeats USC for the first time in school history

The last time the entire Oregon women’s tennis team stood in a line on the neighboring court to cheer on their final player was against Washington last weekend. That match lasted four hours, with Shweta Sangwan clinching the last point to bring the Ducks to an upset victory over then …

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Oregon women’s tennis falls to No. 20 UCLA 4-1

After the Oregon women’s tennis team booted Washington from the top-25 ITA rankings in an upset victory last weekend, the Ducks had a hard task ahead of them as they faced No. 20 UCLA, the first of the California schools in their Pac-12 schedule, on Friday afternoon at the UO …

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Oregon opens Pac-12 play with wins over the Washington schools

The Oregon women’s tennis team opened Pac-12 conference play on a good note over weekend as they scored two wins against Washington and Washington State on the rivals’ home turf. The Ducks’ upset victory over No. 25 Washington at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle, Washington, proved to be the highlight …

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Ducks strike even on weekend trip with victory over Boise State

After the Oregon women’s tennis team endured a 4-2 loss to Denver on Saturday at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center, they came back with a vengeance on Sunday to edge out Boise State by a point with a 4-3 road win on Sunday. The Duck’s winningest pair of Marlou Kluiving …

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Oregon women’s tennis caps off successful weekend with 4-0 victory over Houston

After Houston defaulted a match in both the doubles and singles categories, the Oregon women’s tennis team sailed to its second win of the weekend at the UO Student Tennis Center on Sunday morning with a score of 4-0. The default meant that Oregon had an advantage of one point …

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Oregon rides renewed strength to take down UC Santa Barbara

After taking an unusually long two-week break from its competition schedule, the Oregon women’s tennis team rode a wave of positive energy to disrupt UC Santa Barbara’s winning streak on Friday afternoon at the Student Tennis Center. The Ducks won 5-2. The Ducks swept the doubles section with two of their pairs taking wins, …

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Oregon women’s tennis suffers two losses in Texas

The Oregon women’s tennis team fell to both Baylor and Texas Christian University in Texas over the weekend during its second week of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. While Oregon was more evenly matched with Baylor on Saturday, going down 4-3, Texas Christian bested the Ducks on Sunday, sweeping the competition …

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Oregon women’s tennis falls to North Carolina, defeats Columbia for a weekend split

Oregon women’s tennis lost to No. 2 North Carolina 4-0 on Saturday but bounced back with a 4-2 consolation win over Columbia on Sunday for a weekend split in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend Tournament. The Ducks are now 3-2 after the opening month of the 2017 season. “This weekend was …

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Women’s tennis sweeps Eastern Washington with three freshmen hitting the court

The Oregon women’s tennis team beat the Eastern Washington Eagles 7-0, with half of the participating Ducks being freshman, on Saturday at the Student Tennis Center. Saturday was New Zealand native Janvhi Clark’s first match as a Duck. She contributed to the win by besting the Eagles in her doubles match …

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New Zealand standout Janvhi Clark has achieved her dream to play collegiate tennis in the U.S.

When Janvhi Clark was 6 years old, she was eager to follow in her older sister Sita’s footsteps by beginning to take tennis lessons. Now the third-highest ranked junior in New Zealand, Clark has signed with the Ducks, fulfilling her dream to be a Division I athlete in the United States. …

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Oregon women’s tennis falls to Georgia Tech, Alison Silverio’s alma mater

Oregon women’s tennis fell to No. 11 Georgia Tech, Duck head coach Alison Silverio’s former school, on Sunday afternoon, 6-1, at the Student Tennis Center. Silverio spent eight years in total with the Yellow Jackets: four as a student-athlete followed by four as an assistant coach. She helped land a No. 6-ranked recruiting …

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Oregon women’s tennis opens 2017 season with 6-1 win against Portland

Entering her final season at Oregon, senior Marlou Kluiving understands — and appreciates — the importance of a strong start to each season. She and her teammates did just that, as the Ducks defeated Portland 6-1 to begin their 2017 season. “It’s really exciting to be back,” Kluiving said. “We came out …

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Julia Eshet’s tennis-halting ACL tear led her to discover a passion for music

Current Oregon tennis freshman standout Julia Eshet was in the middle of contemplating turning professional versus attending college when her decision was rocked by an ACL tear that sidelined her for a minimum of six months. Though Eshet had temporarily lost the game of tennis, and admittedly was in a “mentally bad …

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Ducks dominate in doubles play at Gonzaga Invitational

By remaining undefeated in doubles play after day two of the Gonzaga Invitational, the women’s tennis team has gone 12-0 in doubles in the last two tournaments. Before their streak of perfect play, pair Marlou Kluiving and Julia Eshet advanced to the quarterfinals in the ITA Northwest Regional Championships. They …

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Tennis continues strong start and finishes 26-1 at Georgia State Invitational

The Ducks had an impressive weekend at the Georgia State Invitational, sweeping in doubles play and winning all but one match in singles. Freshman Julia Eshet delivered a perfect performance for the team. Eshet was a strong recruit for Oregon this year and has been living up to the hype …

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Eshet, Kluving reach quarterfinals of ITA Northwest Regionals before falling to Cal

Over this past weekend, the Oregon women’s tennis doubles team of Julia Eshet and Marlou Kluving advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Northwest Regionals. Eshet, a freshman, and Kluving, a senior, made it as far as any Duck pair has in regional play. Courtney Nagle and Daria Panova were …

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Women’s tennis preview: Ducks prepare for travel-intensive schedule

Oregon women’s tennis kicks off its season today in Stanford, California, in what will be one of many road trips on deck for the 2016-17 season. The Ducks will compete in the Northwest Regional Championships along with fellow Pac-12 teams California, Washington and Washington State. Six Ducks — Marlou Kluiving, Nia Rose, Alyssa Tobita, …

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Five-star recruit Julia Dale-Eshet works to make splash at Oregon

Julia Dale-Eshet will be 3,270 miles from home when she begins her Division I tennis career. The high school senior from Miami, Florida, is another recruit the Oregon women’s tennis program snagged from the Sunshine State. Nia Rose, Daniela Nasser, Shweta Sangwan and former player Christi Woodson all have Florida roots. …

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Oregon’s season ends after rocky second half

Oregon women’s tennis is likely over after suffering losses across the board at the Pac-12 tournament this past weekend. The Ducks were ranked No. 55 in the ITA rankings on April 18, but after failing to get a single win in their conference tournament, they will likely not be part of the …

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