No. 103 junior Sarah Pham captured Utah's solo point Sunday against No. 13 Northwestern.
Jan. 20, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The 34th-ranked University of Utah women's tennis team continued its season-opening stint at the University of Virginia Winter Invitational Sunday at the Boyd Tinsley Courts against No. 13 Northwestern. No. 103 junior Sarah Pham captured Utah's solo victory at the second singles spot.
In doubles action, No. 23 junior Paige Miles and sophomore Tereza Bekerova suffered a hard-fought 8-7 upset loss to No. 42 Nida Hamilton and Linda Abu Mushrefova at the top position. Junior Elena Najera-Salas and sophomore Natasha Smith then dropped an 8-5 decision to Veronica Corning and Alicia Barnett at the No. 2 slot. Finally, at the No. 3 spot, juniors Callie Craig and Sarah Pham fell to Belinda Niu and Kate Turvy, 8-4.
In singles play, No. 72 Bekerova was defeated by No. 67 Turvy, 6-3, 6-2, at the No. 1 singles position. No. 103 Pham then captured a 7-5, 6-4 victory for the Utes of Niu at the second spot. No. 123 Craig was then upset by Corning at the No. 3 slot in a tight 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 loss, while Najera-Salas dropped a 6-2, 6-1 decision to Barnett at the No. 4 position. Junior Lucia Kovarcikova was defeated by Hamilton at the fifth slot, 6-4, 6-3, while Miles lost to Abu Mushrefova, 6-1, 6-3, at the No. 6 spot.
No. 13 Northwestern vs. No. 34 Utah
Doubles 1.No. 42 Nida Hamilton / Linda Abu Mushrefova (NU) def. No. 23 Paige Miles / Tereza Bekerova (UU) 8-7 2. Veronica Corning / Alicia Barnett (NU)def. Natasha Smith / Elena Najera-Salas (UU)8-5 3. Belinda Niu / Kate Turvy (NU)def. Callie Craig / Sarah Pham (UU) 8-4
Singles 1. No. 67 Kate Turvy (NU) def. No. 72 Tereza Bekerova (UU) 6-3, 6-2 2. No. 103 Sarah Pham (UU)def. Belinda Niu (NU) 7-5, 6-4 3. Veronica Corning (NU) vs. No. 123 Callie Craig (UU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 4. Alicia Barnett (NU) def. Elena Najera-Salas (UU) 6-2, 6-1 5. Nida Hamilton (NU) def. Lucia Kovarcikova (UU) 6-4, 6-3 6. Linda Abu Mushrefova (NU)def. Paige Miles (UU) 6-1, 6-3