No. 35 women’s tennis takes down UC Santa Barbara
Oregon women’s tennis continued its winning streak today, taking down UC Santa Barbara to notch its fourth straight win of the season, 5-2.
The Ducks are now 6-2 on the season and have just one more road match before returning to Eugene to start conference play.
In the Saturday match, the Ducks picked up the doubles win to score the first point of the day. Kennan Johnson and Shweta Sangwan, followed by Nia Rose and Alyssa Tobita, won on the doubles courts to earn Oregon the point.
Doubles has been Oregon’s sweet spot this year; its freshman and sophomore pairs have shown good chemistry in the past four matches.
The Ducks swept up singles consecutive wins to take home an early victory when Tobita, Johnson and Christi Woodson won back-to-back.
Tobita was the first to finish in singles. She took a 6-3, 6-4 win to give Oregon the 2-0 lead. Johnson took her match to a third set before securing the 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory, and Woodson bested UCSB’s Jaimee Gilbertson 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to secure Oregon the 4-0 victory.
Play continued for sake of records on the remaining courts, and Marlou Kluiving and Rose were the only Ducks to fall in singles play. Oregon ended the day 5-2.
Tomorrow, the Ducks will remain in Manoa when they take on Hawaii at 3 p.m.
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