The USC women’s tennis team hopes to bounce back after back-to-back losses from two tough Pac-10 foes, No. 5 California and No. 4 UCLA.Today the No. 12 Women of Troy (7-4) will take on the unranked Oregon Ducks in a conference match in Eugene, Ore.Oregon (5-7) enters the week after a pair of 4-3 losses to Purdue and Indiana, in addition to a 4-1 loss at Ohio State last week. Oregon has no nationally-ranked players or doubles team.USC is 13-0 all-time against the Ducks after a 7-0 win last season at Marks Stadium.USC features four singles players ranked in the top 100 of the most recent ITA poll, including the No. 3 overall player in the nation, junior Maria Sanchez. The junior is 8-1 for the season in duals at the top singles spot and is coming off a dominant 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 win over UCLA’s No. 5 ranked Yasmin Schnack on Wednesday.“No matter who our competition is, we always want to win,” Sanchez said. “We have to just go out there prepared for a tough match, and hopefully we can get some momentum going after our two recent losses.”USC will play its first Pac-10 match of the season today at 1:30 p.m. in Eugene, Ore.
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