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Oregon women's tennis team beat UNLV 6-1 in dual opener

In its first dual meet of the season, the Oregon women’s tennis team traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to play the UNLV Lady Rebels. The Ducks dominated the Lady Rebels with a 6-1 win at the Fertitta Tennis Complex, an improvement over their 4-1 loss to them last season.

Three doubles matches occurred at the meet. Freshman pair Alyssa Tobita/Nia Rose defeated UNLV’s Santa Shumilina/Anett Ferenczi-Bako 6-4 for the No. 1 doubles position. The win pushed Tobita/Rose’s double’s record to 13-4 this season.

The No. 2 doubles spot was the second doubles victory for the Ducks after Marlou Kluiving/Nicole Long pushed out Paola Artiga/Mercedes Lopez Valez, 7-5.

Oregon’s Lina Akesson/Kadie Hueffner dropped the third match 6-4 against Iren Kotseva/Alexis Garrett.

In singles, the Ducks dropped only their No. 6 spot out of their six matches of the day.

Akesson was the first to complete her match after a 6-3, 6-3 win over UNLV’s Bojana Petrovic. Afterward, Long finished up her No. 2 doubles match with a similar 6-2, 6-3 victory over Ferenczi-Bako. Both Kluiving and Tobita won their matches in three sets—Kluiving 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 and Tobita 6-0, 2-6, 6-3.

The No. 1 singles spot between Rose and Shumilina went into extra sets before Rose pulled ahead for the victory. It ended 7-6, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8).

Lopez Valez was the only Lady Rebel to win in singles. She beat out Oregon’s Allie Hueffner 6-4, 7-5.

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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.