Women's Tennis

Ducks Elevate Lumpkin Robinson to Associate Head Coach

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Entering her fifth season on the Oregon coaching staff in 2021-22, Elizabeth Lumpkin Robinson earned a promotion to associate head coach, head coach Courtney Nagle announced Thursday.
 
Lumpkin Robinson has been a part of three winning seasons in her four years with the Ducks, and has helped guide a pair of players to appearances in the NCAA Singles Championship, two players to All-Pac-12 selections and one to All-America status.
 
In her first year on staff in 2018, Lumpkin Robinson helped lead Oregon to an NCAA Tournament second round appearance. That year, the Ducks went 16-10 overall and knocked off Tennessee in the opening round of the tournament, marking just the fourth time that an Oregon team won a match in the NCAA postseason.
 
In the shortened 2020 season, the Ducks went 8-6 and surpassed their win total from the 2019 season, when they went 7-16. Lumpkin Robinson helped Oregon continue to build in 2021, as the Ducks finished the season ranked No. 46 by the ITA at 13-8 overall, highlighted by the first win in program history over Stanford and two more ranked wins over Colorado and USC.
 
Both All-Pac-12 selections Lumpkin Robinson has helped coach have made the NCAA Singles Championship, with Alyssa Tobita earning a bid in 2018 and Janice Tjen qualifying in 2021. Tjen turned in the deepest run of any player in program history, reaching the national semifinals and ending the year at No. 6 in the ITA Singles Rankings.
 
During her playing days, Lumpkin Robinson was a captain on UCLA’s 2008 national title team and ended her career eighth on the Bruins’ all-time wins list. She enjoyed a successful stint as a pro, picking up six doubles titles and one singles title before beginning her coaching career.  
 

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Tjen Adds Regional Freshman of the Year Honors

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Oregon true freshman Janice Tjen added yet another postseason honor to a growing list of awards, receiving ITA Northwest Region Freshman of the Year recognition Monday.
 
Tjen is the first player in program history to receive the honor, after turning in the best season in singles play by any Oregon player. She delivered the deepest NCAA Singles Championship run by a Duck, advancing to the national semifinals and finishing the season 22-3 in singles play.
 
The freshman from Jakarta, Indonesia picked up four dominant victories over ranked opponents to reach the final four of the singles championship. Tjen also became the first Pac-12 player since 2015 to advance to the national semifinals, and surpassed Daria Panova’s 2003 run to the third round for the longest run by a Duck at the singles championship.
 
Tjen opened play at the singles championship with a dominant 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 45 Indianna Spink of Arkansas, before knocking off the No. 4 overall seed in the tournament and 2019 national runner-up Katarina Jokic of Georgia, 6-1, 6-4. She advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Duke’s Georgia Drummy, then secured a spot in the semifinals with another sweep, this time a 6-2, 6-3 win over NC State’s Anna Rogers. Tjen battled hard against defending NCAA champion Estela Perez-Somarriba, but fell 7-6(4), 6-0.
 
Just the third Oregon player ever to earn ITA All-America status, Tjen finished the year ranked No. 6 in the ITA Singles Rankings after going 10-3 on the season against ranked opponents while turning in the highest winning percentage in a season by an Oregon player in singles play at .880. Her 22 wins are tied for 10th in a season in program history despite not having a fall season.
 
Tjen’s 2021 Postseason Honors and Awards
 
» ITA All-American
» Pac-12 Freshman of the Year
» First-Team All-Pac-12
» ITA Northwest Region Freshman of the Year
» Ranked No. 6 in the final ITA Singles Rankings

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Tjen Becomes Third All-American in UO History

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Oregon true freshman Janice Tjen earned ITA All-America status following her incredible run to the national semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championship. She is the third Oregon player to receive All-America recognition and the second to do so as a singles player.
 
Tjen joins Daria Panova and head coach Courtney Nagle as the only Ducks to gain All-America status, with the Panova and Nagle receiving the honor as a doubles pair in 2003 and Panova earning the honor as a singles player in 2003 and 2004.
 
The freshman from Jakarta, Indonesia became the first Oregon player to reach the final four of the NCAA Singles Championship, with Panova previously holding the deepest run with a trip to the round of 16 in 2003. Tjen also became the first Pac-12 player since 2015 to advance to the national semifinals, taking down four ranked opponents in straight sets to get there.  
 
Tjen opened play at the singles championship with a dominant 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 45 Indianna Spink of Arkansas, before knocking off the No. 4 overall seed in the tournament and 2019 national runner-up Katarina Jokic of Georgia, 6-1, 6-4. She advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Duke’s Georgia Drummy, then secured a spot in the semifinals with another sweep, this time a 6-2, 6-3 win over NC State’s Anna Rogers. Tjen battled hard against defending NCAA champion Estela Perez-Somarriba, but fell 7-6(4), 6-0.
 
The Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, Tjen finished the year ranked No. 6 in the ITA Singles Rankings after going 10-3 on the season against ranked opponents while turning in the highest winning percentage in a season by an Oregon player in singles play at .880. Her 22 wins are tied for 10th in a season in program history despite not having a fall season.
 

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Tjen’s Memorable Run Ends in Semis

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Janice Tjen’s incredible run at the NCAA Singles Championship came to an end in the national semifinals, following a 7-6(4), 6-0 loss to defending national champion, Estela Perez-Somarriba of Miami (FL).
 
Tjen became the first player in program history to advance to at least the quarterfinal round of the singles championship, and became the first Pac-12 player to reach the national semifinals since 2015.
 
The freshman got off to a hot start in the opening set, going up 3-0 on the No. 1 player in the country, but Perez-Somarriba would respond by winning the next three games to tie it up at three. The two players then went back-and-forth, with each holding serve twice to make it 5-5 late in the opening frame.
 
Perez-Somarriba broke serve to go up 6-5, but Tjen responded with a break of her own to tie things up again at six and send the opening set into a tiebreaker. After going down 6-1 in the tiebreak, Tjen rallied for three straight points to make it 6-4, but Perez-Somarriba took the next point to win an opening set battle that took over an hour, 7-6(4). The Hurricanes’ senior took control early in the second set and rolled to a 6-0 win to clinch the match and hand Tjen just her third singles loss this year.
 
Tjen finished the year 22-3 in singles play and won 10 of her final 11 singles matches, nine of which came against ranked opponents. She ended the year 10-3 in matches against ranked foes, and lost just nine sets all season. Tjen’s singles winning percentage on the season of .880 is also the best single-season win percentage in school history and her 22 wins are tied for 10th in a season in UO history despite not playing a fall season.
 

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Tjen Makes More History, Advances to Final Four

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Janice Tjen continued her historic run at the NCAA Singles Championship, advancing to the national semifinals with a dominant 6-2, 6-3 win over No. 6 Anna Rogers of NC State on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.
 
Already the owner of the deepest NCAA Singles Championship run in program history, Tjen also became the first Pac-12 player since 2015 to make it to the semifinal round of the tournament. She will take on defending national champion Estela Perez-Somarriba of Miami (FL) with a spot in the national title match on the line Thursday at 9 a.m. PT.
 
Tjen again got off to a bit of a slow start in the opening set, falling behind 2-1 before winning five straight games to end the first and take the lead in the match. The pair went back-and-forth to begin the second, with both breaking serve in the first two games to tie it at one.
 
The two players each held serve for the next four games to tie the second set at three, before Tjen won the final three games to finish off the straight-sets victory.
 
The freshman moved to 22-2 on the year in singles play and has now won each of her last 10 singles matches, nine of which have come against ranked opponents following the win over Rogers. She improved to 10-2 on the year in matches against ranked foes, and has still lost just seven sets all season. Tjen’s singles winning percentage on the season of .917 is also the best single-season win percentage in school history.
 

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Tjen Becomes First UO Player Ever to Reach NCAA Singles Quarterfinals

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Janice Tjen kept her incredible freshman season going with another straight-sets victory, beating Duke’s Georgia Drummy, 6-2, 6-4 in the round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championship.
 
The true freshman is the first player in program history to advance to the national quarterfinals at the singles tournament. With a win in Wednesday’s quarterfinal, Tjen would become the first Pac-12 player since 2015 to make it to the national semifinals in singles play.
 
“I’m very grateful to be competing in my first NCAA Championship and I am excited to be advancing to the quarterfinals,” said Tjen. “I am looking forward to seeing how far I can go this week. Today was extra special because my teammates were in the stands after flying to Florida to surprise me and cheer me on.”
 
Tjen fell in an early 2-1 hole in the first set, but responded with a dominant effort to take the lead in the match by winning five straight games to win 6-2 in the first. Neither player was able to gain control throughout the first part of the second set, as the two traded game victories with Drummy holding a 4-3 lead after holding serve once again.
 
However, Tjen would win the final three games to put away the match, highlighted by a huge break point to go up 5-4 before closing it out with back-to-back aces to finish it off.
 
Tjen moved to 21-2 on the year in singles play and has now won each of her last nine singles matches, eight of which have come against ranked opponents following the win over Drummy, who came in ranked No. 19. She improved ton 9-2 on the year in matches against ranked foes, and has still lost just seven sets all season. Tjen’s singles winning percentage on the season of .913 is also the best single-season win percentage in school history.
 
Up next, Tjen will take on the No. 6 player in the latest ITA Singles Rankings, Anna Rogers of NC State, in the NCAA quarterfinals at 9 a.m. PT. 

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Tjen Knocks Off No. 4 Seed to Move On at NCAAs

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Janice Tjen moved on to the round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championship after taking down the No. 4 overall seed in the tournament, Katarina Jokic of Georgia, 6-1, 6-4 in a second round matchup Monday morning,
 
Tjen got off to a strong start in the opening set, taking a commanding 4-0 lead on the way to taking the first frame, 6-1. The two then went back-and-forth to open the second set, with neither player being able to hold serve. Tjen won the last three games to clinch the match breaking Jokic’s serve for the fourth time in the set to make it 4-4, before holding serve to go up 5-4 and winning securing the clincher with another break point.
 
The true freshman is just the second Oregon player ever to reach the round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championship, joining Daria Panova who did it in 2003. No Duck has ever advanced beyond the round of 16 at the individual championship.
 
Tjen moved to 20-2 on the year in singles play and has now won each of her last eight singles matches, seven of which have come against ranked opponents. She improved ton 8-2 on the year in matches against ranked foes, and has still lost just seven sets all season.
 
Up next, Tjen will take on the 19th-ranked player in the latest ITA Singles Rankings in Georgia Drummy of Duke for a spot in the national quarterfinals. Match time for Tuesday is still TBA.
 

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Tjen Dominates In Opening Round of NCAAs

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Janice Tjen rolled to an opening round victory at the NCAA Singles Championships, beating No. 45 Indianna Spink of Arkansas, 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday morning.
 
Tjen moved to 19-2 on the year in singles play and has now won each of her last seven singles matches, six of which have come against ranked opponents. She improved to 7-2 on the year in matches against ranked foes, and has still lost just seven sets all season.
 
Following the win over the SEC Freshman of the Year in Spink, Tjen will take on Georgia’s Kataina Jokic at 8 a.m. PT on Monday.
 

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Tjen Named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year

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Oregon true freshman Janice Tjen became the first player in program history to earn Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year honors following the announcement of the conference’s postseason awards Thursday. She was also named first-team All-Pac-12 while Rifanty Kahfiani and Uxia Martinez Moral earned honorable mention recognition.
 
The freshman from Jakarta, Indonesia, is the first Oregon player to be named first-team all-conference since 2004 (Daria Panova) and only the second different Duck to earn league postseason honors since 2007 (Alyssa Tobita – 2017, 2018).
 
Tjen heads into this weekend’s NCAA Singles Championships ranked No. 17 in the ITA Singles Rankings after going 18-2 in singles play during the regular season at the No. 1 spot. She ended the season on a six-match winning streak with five of those wins coming against ranked opponents. Tjen ended the regular season 6-2 vs. singles opponents ranked in the top 125.
 
Earlier in the season, Tjen became the first Oregon player since 2018 to earn Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, taking home the recognition on April 8. She beat a pair of top-50 singles opponents in matches against Cal and Stanford while helping the Ducks to their first win over the Cardinal in program history on April 4. Tjen also went unbeaten through her first 11 career matches and ended the year 13-4 in doubles play, paired primarily with Lillian Mould.
 
Kahfiani and Martinez Moral each earned honorable mention all-conference recognition after turning in strong seasons. Martinez Moral went 14-6 in singles, primarily at the No. 4 spot, while Kahfiani spend most of the season at No. 3 and went 11-6. The pair played all but two matches together at the No. 1 doubles spot, going 10-4 in those matches.

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Tjen Earns Bid to NCAA Singles Championship

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Oregon true freshman Janice Tjen was selected to compete in the NCAA Singles Championship Tuesday, earning one of 64 spots in the field after finishing the regular season ranked No. 30 in the ITA Singles Rankings. The competition runs May 23-28 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. The bracket and match times will be announced at a later date.
 
Tjen is the only the second UO freshman ever to earn a spot in the singles championship and only the second Duck since 2007 to be selected (Alyssa Tobita – 2018). Her bid to the singles tournament is the ninth in program history while she is just the sixth different Oregon player to secure a spot in the NCAA Singles Championship.
 
Tjen is coming off of an incredible freshman season in which she went 18-2 in singles play, highlighted by a 6-2 record against ranked opponents and an 8-1 mark in Pac-12 play. She also ended the season on a six-match winning streak, with five of those wins coming against ranked opponents. Tjen’s only two losses of the season in singles came against opponents ranked in the top 70 of the ITA Singles Top 125.
 
The freshman became the first Oregon player since 2018 to win Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, earning the award after beating a pair of ranked singles opponents while helping the Ducks to their first ever win over Stanford. Tjen dominated No. 41 Haley Giavara of Cal, 6-1, 6-1, on April 2 before taking a 7-5, 6-3 decision against No. 48 Michaela Gordon of Stanford on April 4, while also helping the Ducks put up the doubles point against the Cardinal.
 

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