April 19, 2013
#33 WASHINGTON AT #43 OREGON
April 20 | 1:00 p.m. | UO Student Tennis Center | Eugene, Ore.
SEATTLE -- No. 33 Washington (15-10, 2-4 Pac-12) wraps up the Pac-12 season on Saturday, heading to Eugene to take on No. 43 Oregon (16-6, 2-4). First serve between the Dawgs and Ducks will be at 1 p.m. at the UO Student Tennis Center.
The Dawgs are coming off a tough road trip to UCLA and USC, two teams ranked in the top-5 in the country. Washington earned only a single point in the two matches, a Kyle McMorrow upset win over No. 5 Emilio Gomez of USC.
McMorrow continues his excellent play this season, losing only one match in the Pac-12 so far. He is 19-3 in dual matches this season and is now ranked No. 18 in the country. McMorrow saw his 12-match winning streak end at UCLA, but after the win at USC has won 13 of his past 14. He has 21 wins overall this season and 96 for his career.
Oregon is coming off of a three-match road trip that included a 4-3 win over UC Santa Barbara, and two 7-0 losses to USC and UCLA. The Ducks are led by freshman Daan Maasland and junior Alex Rovello, who each boast a 17-5 record. In doubles, Oregon has the 65th-ranked team of Robin Cambier and Jeff Mullen.
Washington has played and defeated Oregon more than any school in program history. Washington is 124-6-1 against the Ducks, including a non-conference meeting earlier this season. In that match back on February 23, Washington defeated Oregon, 5-2. Oregon won the doubles point in that match, but Washington stormed back to win five of six singles matches, including the clincher from Viktor Farkas.
Following the season finale against Oregon, Washington will prep for the Pac-12 Tournament in Ojai, Calif. The tournament begins on Wednesday, April 24, with Washington and Oregon battling for the fifth seed this weekend.