LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Oregon women’s tennis team couldn’t overcome a slow start in a 5-2 loss against Long Beach State on Friday.

The Ducks (5-2) lost the doubles point and dropped the first three singles matches before Paiton Wagner defeated Wiktoria Rutkowska 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. Julia Eshet defeated Zara Lennon 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the final match of the day.

The Ducks face CSU Northridge at 11 a.m. Saturday.