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Ducks defeat Pepperdine to snap two-match losing streak



The Ducks are back in Eugene and back in the win column.

Following back-to-back losses to Stanford and Cal at the ITA Kick-off Weekend, Oregon bounced back with a 4-0 win over Pepperdine.

With clear skies on Sunday, the Ducks were able to play their first match of the season on the outdoor courts. The result outdoors was the same as the first three matches indoors — a clean sweep.

Oregon took the doubles point to get out to a 1-0 lead. Playing in the No. 1 position, Armando Soemarno and Charles Roberts defeated Dennis Uspensky and Nicholas Baez by a score of 6-1. Simon Stevens and Ty Gentry secured the doubles point from the No.3 spot with a 6-2 victory over Yusef Khamis and Max Mendelsohn.

Stevens got the best of Khamis again, this time in singles, winning 6-2, 6-3 to give Oregon a 2-0 lead.

No. 6 Thomas Laurent topped No. 100 Uspensky in straight sets, 6-3,6-4 to put the Ducks up 3-0 and within one point of the victory. Freshman Riki Oshima sealed the deal with a 6-4, 6-3 victory playing in the No. 5 spot.

So far, so good for the Ducks when playing at home. Oregon has outscored its opponents 19-0 in Eugene. They’ll look to continue that streak on Friday, when they welcome Wisconsin.

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