Oregon women’s tennis: Ducks sweep Santa Clara University 7-0
It was Oregon’s second consectutive road game, but their fourth consecutive win. After a more difficult meet against UC Santa Barbara yesterday, today the Ducks made easy work of Santa Clara and swept the Broncos 7-0.
Oregon secured the doubles point early on with wins from the No. 2 and No. 3 spot. Marlou Kluiving/Nicole Long versus SCU’s Nabila Farah/Zeina El Tawil in No. 2 doubles was the first match to complete. Kluiving and Long made quick work of SCU, winning with an 8-0 score. Kadie Hueffner/Lina Åkesson then finished their No. 3 game 8-5 against Danielle Zinn/Riley Morgan. Although Nia Rose/Alyssa Tobita’s No. 1 match against Chelby Cooke/Daniella Silva went unfinished, Rose/Tobita were leading 6-5.
Kadie Hueffner had the match-clinching point for Oregon in No. 6 singles. Her 6-1, 6-2 victory over Riley Morgan gave the Ducks the fourth point in the meet, guaranteeing the win after both Åkesson and Long had defeated their opponents. The sweep-clinching point, however, went to Nia Rose in No. 1 singles. Rose’s match with Nabila Farah was the closest in the entire meet and ended 7-6 (3), 6-2 in favor of Oregon.
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