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Tennis continues strong start and finishes 26-1 at Georgia State Invitational



The Ducks had an impressive weekend at the Georgia State Invitational, sweeping in doubles play and winning all but one match in singles. Freshman Julia Eshet delivered a perfect performance for the team.

Eshet was a strong recruit for Oregon this year and has been living up to the hype ever since. Along with her partner Marlou Kluiving, the two advanced to the quarterfinals at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships, which is the farthest an Oregon doubles pair has gone in regional play since 2003.

This weekend, Eshet went 2-for-2 in singles matches and teamed up with Kluiving to go 3-for-3 in doubles.

The Georgia State Invitational included teams from Oregon, Georgia State, Middle Tennessee and Furman. The Ducks swept day one with doubles wins from Alyssa Tobita and Shweta Sangwan and Daniela Nasser and Nia Rose. All six Oregon players won in singles matches.

During day two, the Ducks swept in doubles matches and went 5-1 in singles play. The pair of Sangwan and Tobita defeated Middle Tennessee 6-2, while Eshet and Kluiving and Rose and Nasser both won by finals of 6-2.

In singles play, Tobita, Kluiving, Eshet and Nasser each won in two sets, while Rose won in three. Only Sangwan lost in two sets to Damira Muminovic.

The Ducks were perfect on day three after a sweep of singles matches. They went 6-0 against Furman, with all matches being won in two sets.

Overall, the Ducks went 17-1 in singles play and were undefeated in doubles, finishing 26-1. They now head to Los Angeles for the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Invite.

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Alexa Chedid

Alexa Chedid

Alexa is a senior at the University of Oregon, majoring in journalism and cinema studies. She's from southern California and her passions include traveling, writing, and finding great coffee & teahouses.