Bekerova plays a role in three of seven Ute wins.
Jan. 18, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 58 University of Utah women’s tennis team started off their 2014 spring campaign in a big way at the University of Virginia’s Winter Invitational. The Utes captured three singles and four doubles victories in the first day of the tournament.
“I thought it went fairly well today,” said Utah head coach Mat Iandolo. “It could’ve went better, but we learned a lot. We’re going to try to apply what we learned tomorrow as we take on a very good Virginia team.”
No. 107 Tereza Bekerova led the Utes effort, defeating Kai Broomfield of Marshall in singles play (6-1, 6-3), while also snagging two doubles victories. Bekerova teamed up with Callie Craig in the first round to top Dana Oppinger and Derya Turhan (Marshall), 6-2. Paige Miles joined Bekerova in round two where the pair struck down Olga Barscheuskaya and Daria Yakauleva (VCU), 6-3.
The Utes collected singles victories from Sarah Richter and Callie Craig as Richter defeated Ana Pomyatinskaya (Marshall) out of No. 5 singles (6-0, 6-1) and Craig topped Derya Turhan (Marshall) in the No. 3 spot (5-7, 7-5, 10-8).
Richter and Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa collaborated for a win over Karli Timko and Anna Pomytinskaya (Marshall) at the No. 2 position in round two of doubles play, as teammates Sarah Pham and Craig took the win over Yukako Noi and Salome Kvitashvili out of the No. 3 spot (6-4).
The Utes No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams each fell in the first round as Richter and Da Rosa were topped 6-3 by Barscheukaya and Yakauleva and Miles and Pham dropped a decision to Kai Broomsfield and Racheal Morales (Marshall), 6-2.
The Utes return to action tomorrow against No. 13 Virginia.
1. #107 Tereza Bekerova (UU) def. Kai Broomfield (MU) 6-1, 6-3
2. #81 Yukako Noi (VCU) def. Sarah Pham (UU) 3-6, 6-0, 10-7
3. Callie Craig (UU) def. Derya Turhan (MU) 5-7, 7-5, 10-8
4. Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) def. Paige Miles (UU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Sarah Richter (UU) def. Anna Pomyatinskaya (MU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Olga Barscheuskaya (VCU) def. Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa (UU) 6-4, 6-1
Doubles Round 1
1. Tereza Bekerova/Callie Craig (UU) def. Dana Oppinger/Derya Turhan (MU) 6-2
2. Olga Barscheuskaya/Daria Yakauleva (VCU) def. Sarah Richter/Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa (UU) 6-3
3. Kai Broomfield/Racheal Morales (MU) def. Paige Miles/Sarah Pham (UU) 6-2
Doubles Round 2
1. Tereza Bekerova/Paige Miles (UU) def. Olga Barscheuskaya/Daria Yakauleva (VCU) 6-3
2. Sarah Richter/Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa (UU) def. Karli Timko/Anna Pomyatinskaya (MU) 6-3
4. Sarah Pham/Callie Craig (UU) def. Yukako Noi/Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) 6-4