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Busy weekend for men's, women's tennis teams results in three victories

It was a busy weekend for both the University’s men’s and women’s tennis teams, which combined to go 3-1 in four dual meets.@@[email protected]@

The men (17-5, 2-4 Pac-12)@@[email protected]@ played host to Pac-12 rivals Arizona and Utah in Eugene, defeating both to snap a two-match losing streak.@@[email protected]@ On Friday against the Wildcats, Oregon cruised to a 6-1 victory after winning the opening doubles point along with five singles matches.@@[email protected]@ Of Oregon’s six singles players, only senior Jose Izquierdo lost in straight sets.@@[email protected]@

Wrapping up the weekend on Sunday, the men squeaked by with a narrow 4-3 win over Utah on Senior Day.@@[email protected]@ The Ducks swept the doubles point early on and clinched the victory with three singles victories led by team No. 1 Robin Cambier, who is now 18-4 in singles play for the season.@@see [email protected]@

The women, meanwhile, traveled to Washington State and Idaho in their penultimate road trip of the season.@@[email protected]@ The weekend got off to a rocky start on Friday as the Ducks (12-8, 3-7 Pac-12) fell 5-2 at the hands of the No. 32 Cougars.@@[email protected]@ Washington State took control early by winning the doubles point, and though Oregon tied the score 1-1 early in singles play, the Cougars bounced back to win four of the five remaining singles matchups and came away with the 5-2 victory.@@see [email protected]@

There was little time to dwell on the loss, as the Ducks returned to action on Saturday against Idaho. The results were much better this time around, as Oregon battled to a 5-2 win.@@[email protected]@ Though junior Patricia Skowronski and freshman Sofia Hager lost in the top-billed doubles slot,@@see [email protected]@ the Ducks still won two of three and came away with the opening doubles point.@@[email protected]@ After that, four more singles victories clinched the 5-2 victory.@@see [email protected]@

The men and women close regular season play at Washington this coming weekend.@@[email protected]@

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