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No. 58 Utah Topples No. 60 North Texas 4-1

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.”

Tereza Bekerova and Paige Miles defeated Galiva and Shestakova out of No. 1 doubles (6-3), while Sarah Pham and Callie Craig teamed for a No. 3 doubles victory over Valenzuela and Jaubert.

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)



Utah wins the doubles point.


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.)

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