No. 60 Oregon edges out No. 56 Colorado, 4-3
It came down to the final match to determine who would win the meet in Boulder, Colorado between the No. 60 Oregon Ducks and No. 56 Colorado Buffaloes.
Oregon came away with the doubles point after wins by Alyssa Tobita/Nia Rose, 8-2, and Nicole Long/Marlou Kluiving, 8-6, in No. 1 and No. 2 doubles respectively.
In singles, Colorado tied it up and nearly won it.
First, Julyette Steur beat Rose 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 singles and her teammate, Ashley Tiefel defeated Paloma Gomez 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 6 spot, giving Colorado a 2-1 lead.
Kluiving and Lina Akesson responded with identical 6-2, 6-1 wins in the No. 4 and No. 5 position, putting Oregon back in the lead.
Then Colorado took No. 2 singles and tied it up after Nuria Ormeño Ruiz narrowly beat Tobita 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4).
The match came down to Long’s No. 3 match-up against Kyra Wojcik, which the Duck was able to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in a third set.
Oregon’s next match will be at home on March 27 against USC.
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