No. 17 Texas Tech sweeps Oregon women’s tennis
Even after a stellar opening at Long Beach Invitational last weekend, the Ducks were unable to clinch a single point in their dual opener at Texas Tech on Saturday, falling to the No. 17 team 4-0.
Oregon began the match with two doubles losses right of the bat when Marlou Kluiving and Shweta Sangwan fell 6-2.
Nia Rose and her doubles partner Alyssa Tobita led the No. 25 rank 4-2 when their match was suspended, as Kennan Johnson and Christi Woodson 6-3 lost their match, giving the Red Raiders the doubles point.
Trying to make up the difference in singles, the Ducks entered with veracity, but only Johnson, Oregon’s new transfer, led her opponent before the match was suspended.
Rose, Woodson and Kluiving all fell in singles to their Texas Tech opponents. The straight losses gave the Red Raiders the win over the Ducks and suspended the remaining singles matches for the day.
Tomorrow, Oregon will take on the winner of the Virginia Tech vs. Illinois match, to be played later today. The teams are ranked No. 30 and No. 58, respectively, and with the Ducks at No. 60, a win would end the rough-start weekend on a positive note.
Doubles | Order of finish: 2, 3, unf.
No. 1 – Rose/Tobita (UO) v. No. 25 Kiro/Valenstein (TTU) 4-2, unf.
No. 2 – Dvorak/Talaba (TTU) def. Johnson/Woodson (UO) 6-3
No. 3 – Maltby/Federici (TTU) def. Kluiving/Sangwan (UO) 6-2
Singles | Order of finish: 1, 5, 6, unf.
No. 1 – No. 77 Gabriela Talaba (TTU) def. Nia Rose (UO) 6-2, 6-1
No. 2 – Kennan Johnson (UO) v. Lynn Kiro (TTU) 6-3, 3-5, unf.
No. 3 – Sarah Dvorak (TTU) v. Shweta Sangwan (UO) 6-4, 2-2, unf.
No. 4 – Alex Valenstein (TTU) v. Alyssa Tobita (UO) 6-4, 4-2, unf.
No. 5 – Sabrina Federici (TTU) def. Christi Woodson (UO) 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 – Felicity Maltby (TTU) def. Marlou Kluiving (UO) 7-5, 6-3
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