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Sarah Pham Executes Upset at Virginia Winter Invitational

Sarah Pham upsets No. 28 Danielle Collins.

Sarah Pham upsets No. 28 Danielle Collins.

Jan. 19, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Utah senior Sarah Pham defeated No. 28 Danielle Collins out of the No. 2 singles spot as the Utes took on No. 11 Virginia in day two of the Winter Invitational.

Sarah Richter collected the Utes only other victory of the day as she topped Caryssa Pertez out of No. 5 singles, 6-2, 6-4. 

No. 107 Tereza Bekerova was bested in the No. 1 singles spot by No. 11 Julia Elbaba, 6-3, 6-3. The two faced off again in doubles play where No. 8 duo Elbaba and Rachel Pierson defeated Bekerova and Paige Miles, 7-5.

Callie Craig was topped in No. 3 singles by No. 43 Pierson (6-1, 6-1), while No. 85 Stephanie Nauta vanquished Miles in No. 4 singles (6-0, 6-0).

Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa fell to Marie Faure in No. 6 singles. Da Rosa also teamed up with Sarah Richter in No. 2 doubles play. The pair was topped in the first round by Collins and Li Xi (6-3) and in the second round by Stephanie Nauta and Maci Epstein (6-1).

Pham and Craig were bested in the first round of doubles by Epstein and Nauta (6-2) and in the second round by Elbaba and Pierson (6-3).

The Utes are back on the courts tomorrow for the final day of the invitational. 

No. 13 Virginia vs. No. 58 Utah


1. #11 Julia Elbaba (UVA) def. #107 Tereza Bekerova (UU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Sarah Pham (UU) def. #28 Danielle Collins (UVA) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0(8)
3. #43 Rachel Pierson (UVA) def. Callie Craig (UU) 6-1, 6-1
4. #85 Stephanie Nauta (UVA) def. Paige Miles (UU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Sarah Richter (UU) def. Caryssa Peretz (UVA) 6-2, 6-4
6. Marie Faure (UVA) def. Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa (UU) 6-7(4), 6-0, 1-0(5)
7. Li Xi (UVA) def. Kai Broomfield (MU) 6-4, 6-1
8. Maci Epstein (UVA) def. Derya Turhan (MU) 6-3, 6-2



Doubles Round 1

1. #8 Julia Elbaba/Rachel Pierson (UVA) def. Tereza Bekerova/Paige Miles (UU) 7-5
2. Danielle Collins/Li Xi (UVA) def. Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa/Sarah Richter (UU) 6-3
3. Maci Epstein/Stephanie Nauta (UVA) def. Sarah Pham/Callie Craig (UU) 6-2
4. Marie Faure/Caryssa Peretz (UVA) def. Karli Timko/Anna Pomyatinskaya (MU) 6-2

Doubles Round 2

1. #8 Julia Elbaba/Rachel Pierson (UVA) def. Sarah Pham/Callie Craig (UU) 6-3
2. Stephanie Nauta/Maci Epstein (UVA) def. Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa/Sarah Richter (UU) 6-1

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