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Arizona Athletics | March 22, 2014

Arizona stays perfect when winning doubles, beats Oregon 4-0

TUSCON, Ariz. -- Arizona closed out its conference-opening weekend in on Saturday with a 4-0 victory against Oregon, moving the Cats to 14-1 for the season and 3-0 for conference play.

“We’ve had a good season so far,” Arizona head coach Vicky Maes said. “We have been able to dominate some of these really solid teams. We have really come out in all positions, especially with our No. 6; this takes the pressure off the top positions. Knowing that we can win in every position has really made a big difference for us this year.”

Arizona took the doubles point for the sixth consecutive time. Freshman Lauren Marker and senior Kim Stubbe took the first point in the No. 2 spot 8-3. Seniors Akilah James and Susan Mc Rann followed with another win in the No. 3 spot 8-2.

No. 45 Arizona is 13-0 when winning the doubles point.

In singles, Stubbe showed dominance early on in her singles match taking the first set at 6-0 and her second set at 6-1. Stubbe’s record is now 13-1.

“Kim is playing really well,” Maes said. “She is listening well, and she is striking the ball really well. She’s playing for the team.”

Marker won in straight sets against Oregon’s Sofia Hager, 6-3, 6-1 to put the Wildcats up at 3-0.

Senior Lacey Smyth clinched the match with a win in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1.

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