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Clissold, Laurent make history in Ducks win over UC Santa Barbara



t was only a matter of time before history was made.

On Monday afternoon, the Oregon doubles pair of Cormac Clissold and Thomas Laurent  won their 58th career match, passing Jeff Mullen and Robin Cambier for the program record for doubles wins, with 58.

The win kickstarted a successful match for the Ducks in its 6-1 win over UC Santa Barbara at the Student Tennis Center.

Clissold and Laurent gave Oregon the upper hand in doubles with a 6-4 win over Simon Freund and Joseph Rotheram. The win gives the Oregon pair the program record, still with at least six matches left.  Armando Soemarno and Charles Roberts clinched the doubles point and gave the Ducks the early 1-0 lead with a 6-4 win of their own.

In singles, the Ducks continued to roll. Akihiro Tanaka dominated Freund with a convincing 6-0, 6-0 win to put Oregon up 2-0. Riki Oshima put the Ducks up 3-0 with a 6-3, 6-1 win of his own.

Clissold clinched the win for the Ducks with a 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 win over Anders Holm.

With the match in hand, Ty Gentry and Laurent were still able to pull out victories to give Oregon a 6-1 win.

Up next for the Ducks is a PAC-12 matchup versus Washington on Saturday.

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