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Oregon women’s tennis excels at Bulldog Classic, finish tournament 21-8

This Halloween weekend, the Oregon women’s tennis team headed down to Fresno, California for the Bulldog Classic to participate in its last tournament of the fall. The Ducks ended the meet 20-8 overall and were 10-3 the first day and 11-5 during the second day. The typically three-day competition was cut slightly short as Day 2 was cancelled due to rainy conditions.

In doubles, two Ducks pairings made it to the semifinals. No. 1 Freshmen Nia Rose and Alyssa Tobita faced off against no. 4 Portland State’s Siena Peri and Dane Vorster, and won 8-4. Allie Hueffner and Nicole Long also made it to semifinals, but were barely edged out Fresno State’s Rana Sheif-Ahmed and Anneka Watts in an 8-6 game.

In singles, there were three divisions: Blue Flight, Red Flight and White Flight.

In Blue Flight, Tobita, Rose, and no. 1 Long all won their matches. Long lost in the semifinal round 6-1, 2-6 (10-6) to Aishwarya Agrawal, but Rose won her bout 6-1, 6-4 and moved onto the final round where she eventually fell to Agrawal, 6-3, 6-7 (9-7).

In Red Flight, Marlou Kluiving and Nicole Long both won their semifinal matches while Lina Akesson beat PSU’s Alexa McDonald 6-1, 6-2 in consolation finals.

In White Flight, twins Allie and Kadie Hueffner both made it to the quarterfinal round and both defeated their opponents, 6-3, 6-2. Kadie had to withdraw in the semifinal round due to injury.

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Anne Yilmaz

Anne Yilmaz

Anne is a senior sports reporter for the Emerald. Her beats are ACHA hockey, NCAA women's tennis and club sports.
You can reach her on Twitter @anneyilmaz.