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Women's tennis beats Oregon to open Pac-10 play


March 07, 2011

The Arizona State women's tennis team (8-2) defeated the Oregon Ducks, 6-1, sweeping its conference opponents in the opening weekend of Pac-10 play. The Sun Devils are 8-2 in dual play and 2-0 in the Pac-10 Conference.

ASU won the doubles point to start off the match, with the pairs of Cako/Brycki and Hein/McKenna closing out their games with UO, one and two in that order. 

No. 17 Senior Kelcy McKenna defeated No. 100 Pavlina Smatova, 6-1, 7-5 in the No. 1 spot for Arizona State. Senior Micaela Hein, playing in the third sport, was first off the court for the Sun Devils, defeating Oregon's Julia Metzger, 6-4, 6-2. No. 30 Freshman Jacqueline Cako also took her match, 6-4, 6-2 over UO's Patricia Skowronski to extend her singles winning streak to 15-straight games.

The Sun Devils face one of the biggest tests of the season next week as they host No. 3 Duke University on Thursday, Mar. 10 and No. 6 California on Saturday, Mar. 12. Individually, the Blue Devils and the Golden Bears each have a player ranked in the top-20 in the nation, with No. 4 Jana Jurikova of Cal and No. 9 Reka Zsilinszka of Duke.

 

Arizona State def. Oregon, 6-1

Doubles

1) No. 39 Hein/McKenna (ASU) def. Smatova/Skowronski (UO) 8-6
2) Metzger/Du Toit (UO) def. No. 46 Brown/Simmons (ASU) 8-3
3) Cako/Brycki (ASU) beat Stuckemann/Neubert (UO) 8-2

Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

Singles

1) No. 17 Kelcy McKenna (ASU) def. No. 100 Pavlina Smatova (UO) 6-1, 7-5
2) No. 30 Jacqueline Cako (ASU) def. Patricia Skowronski (UO) 6-4, 6-2
3) Micaela Hein (ASU) def. Julia Metzger (UO) 6-2, 6-1
4) No. 108 Hannah James (ASU) def. Rabea Stuckemann (UO) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
5) Pascale Neubert (UO) def. No. 117 Michelle Brycki (ASU) 6-4, ret.
6) Ashlee Brown (ASU) def. Lana Buttner (UO) 6-0, 6-1

Order of finish: 3, 6, 5, 2, 4, 1