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International players adapt to playing familiar game in a foreign country

In every tennis match, there are always three things: a net, a ball and a pair of rackets. While the type of court may change and the match strategy will vary depending on where you’re playing, tennis remains one of the most popular international sports. In the Pac-12, six men’s …

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Thomas Laurent remains humble in midst of historic career

Thomas Laurent has every reason to view himself on a higher level when compared to his Oregon teammates. Just two seasons into his collegiate career, Laurent is firmly established as the Ducks’ top singles players and led  Oregon during a historic 2016-2017 season for the program. Not many would blame …

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Quick Hits: Volleyball bounces back after loss to No. 2 Stanford, football adds 2018 four-star QB to class

— Oregon volleyball lost to No. 2 Stanford Cardinal in a sweep of three sets, but brought in the second largest attendance in program history, with 5,872 people on Friday night. Back in Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday, the Ducks redeemed themselves and ended their two-match losing streak with a …

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Ducks tennis comes up just short in pair of tournaments

Competing in a pair of tournaments, Oregon had a chance to make Sunday one to remember. Instead, the Ducks’ will head back to Eugene without any hardware. Playing in the singles main draw at the ITA All-American championships, junior Thomas Laurent put himself in position to make history. After defeating …

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Ducks look to take next step, become one of NCAA’s elite programs in upcoming season

The Oregon men’s tennis program has long been the “hunter,” seeking the consistency and big-time wins to earn respect across the nation as one of the top teams. Last season, the Ducks posted a 19-7 dual record, made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and were consistently …

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Ducks open ITA All-American Championships with disappointment

Oregon’s Akihiro Tanaka and Thomas Laurent fell short in Monday’s qualifying matches of the ITA All-American Championship in Tulsa, Okla. Tanaka started the tournament for the Ducks in singles play against North Carolina’s Bo Boyden. Tanaka took the first set win but failed to maintain his lead, giving Boyden the …

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Ducks hope to use international experience to build on last year’s success

For many Oregon athletes, summer break means trading in their Eugene lives for three months back home. The long summer days are filled with everything from working jobs, summer school, camps, catching up on Netflix binges and even possibly studying abroad. Oregon men’s tennis senior Simon Stevens was one such …

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Oregon’s season ends with loss to Texas A&M in regional final

On Saturday afternoon, the Ducks’ season came to an end as they lost to No. 12 Texas A&M 4-0 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The loss ends a 2017 season that saw the Ducks (19-7) advance to the regional final for the second year in a row. …

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Ducks tennis defeats Memphis, advance to regional final

For the second time in as many seasons, the Ducks earned an NCAA Tournament win, topping Memphis 4-2. Oregon will face Texas A&M on Saturday in the College Station Regional final, with the winner advancing to Georgia for the Sweet 16. No. 24 Oregon (19-6) started off its tournament run on …

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Ducks look to make historic run in NCAA Tournament Friday

The Ducks made history during the 2016 season when they beat No. 23 Tulsa in the first round for the first ever tournament win in program history. The 2017 Ducks, however, have their sights set to Georgia and beyond as they are set to begin the NCAA Tournament on Friday …

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Ducks eliminated from Pac-12 Championships after loss to Stanford

Oregon came into the Pac-12 Championships looking to punctuate their regular season performance. Instead, the Ducks will leave Ojai, California, after an early exit. On Thursday afternoon, the No. 4-seeded Ducks fell to No. 5 Stanford 4-2 in the quarterfinals after earning a first-round bye. Similar to their match on April 16 — …

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Ducks look to make some noise in upcoming Pac-12 Championships

With the Pac-12 Championships right around the corner, the Ducks still had one match left in their record-setting regular season — Washington. Because Oregon State doesn’t sponsor a tennis program, the Huskies are Oregon’s top rival in the Pacific Northwest. After waiting through an 80-minute rain delay to begin action, the Ducks went …

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Oregon upsets No. 15 Stanford 4-3

Oregon sophomore Ethan Young-Smith hasn’t been a consistent presence for the Ducks on the court this season. The last time he played was March 17 against Iowa. But he stepped up on Sunday afternoon against No. 15 Stanford to relieve teammate Simon Stevens due to injury. Despite being thrown into …

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Oregon men’s tennis drops 4-3 nail-biter to No. 15 Cal

In a match that came down to the wire, Oregon (16-5, 2-3) was edged out 4-3 by No. 15 Cal in the Ducks’ first home match of Pac-12 play on Friday afternoon. Tied 3-3, the match came down to a battle of the No. 1 singles court between Oregon’s Thomas …

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Amos makes history in Ducks’ 4-1 victory at Arizona

Jayson Amos now stands alone. The senior earned his 91st career singles win — good for the most in program history — in the Ducks’ 4-1 victory at Arizona on Sunday. The win was a big one for the Ducks. They cap their road conference schedule with a 2-2 record. Their …

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Ducks defeat Utah 4-0 for first Pac-12 win

The Ducks are in the Pac-12 win column. After dropping their first two conference matches, the No. 25 Ducks (15-4) swept Utah 4-0 to earn their first Pac-12 win. Unlike their losses at No. 5 USC and No. 10 UCLA, the Ducks claimed the doubles point to jump out to the …

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Jayson Amos set to break Robin Cambier’s record for most singles wins in Oregon history

When former Duck Robin Cambier broke the record for most singles wins in Oregon men’s tennis history in 2014, he was already thinking about which of his successors might top his mark one day. “When I got recognized, I said that I hoped one of my teammates would get the record,” said Cambier. …

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Pac-12 preview: Oregon men’s tennis will find out what they’re made of

The Oregon men’s tennis team is a confident group right now. They should be. The team wrapped up its nonconference schedule winning the San Diego Invite to improve to 14-2 in 2017. After starting the season outside the ITA rankings, the Ducks now find themselves No. 24 in the nation. The Ducks …

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Ducks open Pac-12 play with loss to No. 5 USC

The Oregon men’s tennis team kicked off conference play with a 5-0 loss against the No. 5-ranked USC Trojans. Oregon came into the Pac-12 opener winning the doubles point in 13 of 16 nonconference matches. The same success didn’t carry over against USC. The Ducks dropped the doubles point to …

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Amos closes in on history as Ducks top Tulane to win San Diego Invite

The Oregon men’s tennis team ended its nonconference schedule on a high note, winning the championship match of the San Diego invite over Tulane on Saturday. The Ducks (14-2) won their third match in as many days, after topping San Diego State and Iowa to advance to the championship. Fittingly …

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Laurent breaks Oregon record with 16th consecutive win to help Ducks beat UCSB

Thomas Laurent stands alone. The sophomore won his 16th consecutive singles match  — a new Oregon record — to help the Ducks (11-2) come back to defeat UC-Santa Barbara 4-3 in their first outdoor match of the 2017 season on Sunday. Though all eyes were on the No. 36-ranked Laurent’s quest …

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Thomas Laurent can break Oregon history with 16th consecutive win on Sunday

There is the old adage that “records are meant to be broken.” Thomas Laurent hopes for that to be the case when he aims for history on Sunday. Laurent is currently in a three-way tie for first place in Oregon history with 15 consecutive wins. With a win on Sunday in No. …

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Laurent ties UO record, Oregon men’s tennis sweeps Drake

In a battle of two ranked teams, No. 23 Oregon flexed its muscles against No. 45 Drake on Sunday afternoon at the Student Tennis Center. “I thought we played really, really well,” head coach Nils Schyllander said. “We came out very aggressive and didn’t leave anything out there.” Oregon (10-2) …

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Ducks sweep BYU to improve to 9-2 on the season

Oregon got back in the win column with a convincing 7-0 sweep of BYU on Friday night at the Student Tennis Center. “It was great to be back on the court,” said head coach Nils Schyllander. “It feels really good to get back out on Friday night and play and …

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Oregon’s five-game win streak snapped by Minnesota

Oregon’s five-match winning streak came to an end Sunday with a 5-2 loss to Minnesota (9-1). Oregon (8-2) grabbed the doubles point, but the Ducks lost on five of six singles courts. Felix Corwin defeated Oregon’s Simon Stevens 6-0, 6-3 on court No.2 to give Minnesota got its first point. …

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Oregon men’s tennis defeats Middle Tennessee State for fifth straight victory

Oregon men’s tennis is on a roll. After winning three matches in as many days last week, the Ducks hit the road and defeated Middle Tennessee State 4-0 to improve to 8-1 on the season. Playing at the Baseline Tennis Center at the University of Minnesota, the Ducks took the …

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Oregon men’s tennis tops Iowa, moves to 7-1 on the season

Three days. Three matches. Three wins. Playing in their third match in as many days, the Oregon men’s tennis team defeated Iowa 5-2, improving to an impressive 7-1 on the 2017 season. “I think it was a good performance this weekend,” said Simon Stevens. “It’s never easy to play three …

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