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Utah Women's Tennis Nets Doubles Upset at Winter Invitational

No. 123 junior Callie Craig captured a win for the Utes at the No. 3 singles position.

No. 123 junior Callie Craig captured a win for the Utes at the No. 3 singles position.

Jan. 21, 2013


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The 34th-ranked University of Utah women's tennis team wrapped up play at the University of Virginia Winter Invitational Monday at the Boyd Tinsley Courts and the Boar's Head Sports Club. Utah netted two victories against host No. 11 Virginia, including an upset by No. 23 doubles duo junior Paige Miles and sophomore Tereza Bekerova.

In doubles action, Miles and Bekerova vanquished No. 10 Li Xi and Stephani Nauta at the top position, 8-1, posting Utah's first victory of the day. At the No. 2 position, junior Elena Najera-Salas and sophomore Natasha Smith dropped an 8-5 decision to 5th-ranked Erin Vierra and Maci Epstein, while juniors Callie Craig and Sarah Pham fell to Julia Elbaba and Hana Tomlijanovic, 8-2, at the No. 3 spot.

In singles play, No. 123 Craig captured Utah's second win of the day over Epstein, 7-5, 4-6, 10-8, at the No. 3 position. No. 103 Pham was defeated by No. 4 Elbaba, 6-0, 6-1 at the No. 1 slot, while No. 72 Bekerova fell to No. 43 Nauta, 6-4, 7-5. Junior Lucia Kovarcikova was defeated by Vierra, 6-2, 6-3, at the No. 4 spot. Sophomore Natasha Smith lost to Tomljanovic, 6-2, 7-5, at the fifth position, while Miles fell to Maria Fuccillo, 6-4, 6-1.

The Utes head to Austin, Texas for the ITA Kickoff Weekend against Stephen F. Austin Saturday.

No. 11 Virginia vs. No. 34 Utah
1. No. 23 Paige Miles / Tereza Bekerova (UU) def. No. 10 Li Xi / Stephanie Nauta (UVA) 8-1
2. No. 5 Erin Vierra / Maci Epstein (UVA)def. Natasha Smith / Elena Najera-Salas (UU)8-5
3. Julia Elbaba / Hana Tomljanovic (UVA) def. Callie Craig / Sarah Pham (UU) 8-2



Singles 1. No. 4 Julia Elbaba (UVA)def. No. 103 Sarah Pham (UU)6-0, 6-1 2. No. 43 Stephanie Nauta (UVA) def. No. 72 Tereza Bekerova (UU) 6-4, 7-5 3. No. 123 Callie Craig (UU) def. Maci Epstein (UVA)7-5, 4-6, 10-8 4. Erin Vierra (UVA) def. Lucia Kovarcikova (UU) 6-2, 6-3 5. Hana Tomljanovic (UVA) def. Natasha Smith (UU) 6-2, 7-5 6.Maria Fuccillo (UVA)def. Paige Miles (UU) 6-4, 6-1
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