Women of Troy head to Eugene

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.