Oregon women’s tennis defeated the Georgia State Panthers 6-1 Saturday morning in its opening match through the teams trip in Georgia.
Freshman Julia Lilien, in her doubles debut, alongside Julia Eshet, took down Georgia State’s Damira Muminovic and Lara Vovk, 6-0, at the No. 2 spot.
Alyssa Tobita and Shweta Sangwan clinched the doubles point for Oregon with a 6-3 win at the No. 1 position.
“We did a better job of attacking today,” said Head Coach Alison Silverio. “Transition was a focus last week for practice and I was happy with our execution of it during the match. We continue to trust the process and develop each and every day.”
During singles competition, three matches went to three sets. At the No. 2 spot, Sangwan played against Kristen Rehse, ranked No. 108. After losing the first set, 5-7, Sangwan crawled back to win the match in the three sets by a score of 5-7, 6-4, 1-0.
Eshet put up the first points for Oregon with a win, 6-1, 6-1. Meanwhile her Duck teammates, Tobita and Rifanty Kahfiani, both won with mirror reflection performances with 6-1, 6-3.
Lilien’s win against Damira Muminovic made for her third straight with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 score at the No. 5 spot.
Oregon’s only loss on the day came at the No. 4 spot as Daniela Nasser gave up a win after three long sets to Arina Taluyenko, 7-5, 6-7, 1-0. All but one of Nasser’s singles matches have gone into a third set this season.
Oregon will remain in Atlanta for its match against coach Alison Silverio’s alma mater, Georgia Tech, Sunday at 9 a.m. PT.
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