Jan. 25, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – In the final day of the ITA Kickoff Weekend, No. 58 Utah Women’s Tennis (1-1) powered past No. 60 North Texas (0-2) 4-1, tallying its first dual-match victory of the season.
“This was a great bounce-back win for us after yesterday’s gut-wrenching loss,” said Utah head coach Mat Iandolo. “I think we corrected some things and our new players are gaining valuable experience, which will be a great aid to us later in the year.”
Bekerova tallied an individual win out of the top singles spot, overtaking Shestakova, 6-3, 6-4.
Pham also grabbed another victory out of the second singles spot with a win over Galieva (6-1, 6-2), while Sarah Richter claimed the No. 4 singles match against Thoma (6-2, 6-1).
North Texas collected its only win of the match in No. 5 singles as Cordero defeated Miles 6-1, 6-2.
Next time out, the Utes will see San Jose State on Feb. 9 in San Diego, Calif.
1. Bekerova/Miles (Utah) def. Galiva/Shestakova (North Texas), 6-3 (finished second)
2. Richter/da Rosa (Utah) vs. Cordero/Thoma (North Texas), 5-2 (susp.)
3. Pham/Craig (Utah) def. Valenzuela/Jaubert (North Texas), 6-2 (finished first)
1. Bekerova (Utah) def. Shestakova (North Texas), 6-3, 6-4 (finished third)
2. Pham (Utah) def. Galieva (North Texas), 6-1, 6-2 (finished fourth)
3. Craig (Utah) vs. Valenzuela (North Texas), 7-5, 0-1 (susp.)
4. Richter (Utah) def. Thoma (North Texas), 6-2, 6-1 (finished first)
5. Cordero (North Texas) def. Miles (Utah), 6-1, 6-2 (finished second)
6. da Rosa (Utah) vs. Joubert (North Texas), 7-5, 1-2 (susp.)