Go Utes!
Go Utes!
No. 35 Utah Falls to No. 71 DePaul in 4-3 Upset

No. 103 junior Sarah Pham tied the match at 3-3.

No. 103 junior Sarah Pham tied the match at 3-3.

Feb. 9, 2013

Results

CHICAGO - The 35th-ranked University of Utah women's tennis team (2-2) suffered a tight 4-3 loss at the hands of No. 71 DePaul (4-2) Saturday at Lakeshore Sport and Fitness. The Utes saw singles victories at the Nos. 2,3, and 6 positions, compiling their three points.

In doubles play, junior Lucia Kovarcikova and sophomore Natasha Smith fell to Zaina Sufi and Jarrett Fisher at the No. 3 spot. Utah's 23rd-ranked duo of junior Paige Miles and sophomore Tereza Bekerova then topped Patricia Fargas and Ana Vladutu, 8-6, at the top position, setting up juniors Sarah Pham and Callie Craig to clinch the doubles point at the second slot. The pair was ultimately unable to capture the victory and fell to Kelsey Laweson and Matea Cutura in a tight 8-6 match.

The score soon became 2-0 in favor of the Blue Demons when Kovarcikova dropped a 6-2, 6-0 decision to Lawson at the No. 4 singles slot. Miles then posted the Utes' first point of the match with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Sufi at the No. 6 posiiton, making the score 2-1.

No. 72 Bekerova then suffered a 6-4, 6-2 upset to No. 112 Cutura at the No. 1 spot, while No. 123 Craig downed Vladutu, 6-3, 6-3, at the No. 3 slot, making the score 3-2.

No. 103 Pham then tied the score at three a piece, battling Fargas to a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 win at the second spot. At the No. 5 slot, junior Elena Najera-Salas then fell in a three-set nail-bitter to No. 119 Jarret Fisher, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, giving DePaul the match deciding point at 4-3.

The Ute women return home for a three-match weekend, Feb. 23 and 24, against Boise State, New Mexico, and Idaho State.

 

 

No. 71 DePaul 4, No. 35 Utah 3
Singles
1. #112 Matea Cutura (D) def. #72 Tereza Bekerova (U) 6-4, 6-2
2. #103 Sarah Pham (U) def. Patricia Fargas (D) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
3. #123 Callie Craig (U) def. Ana Vladutu (D) 6-3, 6-3
4. Kelsey Lawson (D) def. Lucia Kovarcikova 6-2, 6-0
5. #119 Jarret Fisher (D) def. Elena Najera-Salas (U) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
6. Paige Miles (U) def. Zaina Sufi (D) 6-4, 6-4
Order of finish: 4, 6, 1, 3, 2, 5

Doubles 1. #23 Bekerova/Miles (U) def. Fargas/Vladutu (D) 8-6 2. Lawson/Cutura (D) def. Pham/Craig (U) 8-6 3. Sufi/Fisher (D) def. Kovarcikova/Smith (U) 8-3 Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

Utah.edu Pac-12 Utah Utah Sports Properties