Ducks Are Flying South to Face Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Rice
EUGENE, Ore.—The No. 33 University of Oregon men’s tennis team is set to face the No. 53 Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders and the Rice Owls in Houston, Tex. this weekend. The Ducks will face against the 6-5 Islanders on Friday, March 15th at 9 a.m. and the 5-8 Owls on Saturday, March 16th at noon.
The Islanders are coming off of a 4-3 Wednesday victory over Southern Mississippi in Corpus Christi, while the Owls last competed on March 9th in a home doubleheader against Penn State (L, 4-3) and Abilene Christian (W, 4-0). Four of Rice’s five victories have come at home this season.
The Ducks enter the weekend with a 12-1 record, having won their last four matches. Oregon is an impressive 34-3 in doubles, having won every single doubles point this season. In singles, UO has also had success, posting a 61-17 overall record. Courts 3 and 4 have been especially strong for the Ducks as they have posted 12-1 records in each.
Leading the Ducks individually are junior Alex Rovello and freshman Daan Maasland, who both have 12-1 singles records thus far. Oregon’s top duo of junior Robin Cambier and senior Jeff Mullen has posted a 10-1 record, while Rovello and Maasland have teamed up to post an 11-0 record.
A full recap with statistics from each match will be available following action Houston, Tex. on the UO athletics website, www.goducks.com