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No. 59 Utah Women's Tennis Blanked by No. 7 USC




March 16, 2013

Results

LOS ANGELES - No. 59 University of Utah women's tennis team (7-5, 1-3 Pac-12) was swept 7-0 at 7th-ranked USC (13-2, 2-0 Pac-12) Saturday at Marks Stadium.

"The last two days, we have lost to two of what I think are top 4 teams," said head coach Mat Iandolo. "We learned about what we need to do to close out the season strong."

In doubles play, junior Elena Najera-Salas and sophomore Natasha Smith dropped an 8-2 decision to 30th-ranked Gabriella DeSimone and Zoë Scandalis at the No. 2 position.

At the No. 3 slot juniors Callie Craig and Sarah Pham fell to Giuliana Olmos and Ellie Yates, 8-4, giving USC the doubles point. Twenty-first-ranked junior Paige Miles and sophomore Tereza Bekerova's match at the top spot against No. 1 Sabrina Santamaria and Kaitlyn Christian was suspended at 7-5.

In singles action, No. 70 Bekerova was topped by No. 2 Santamaria, 6-3, 6-2, at the No. 1 position, while Pham fell to No. 27 Scandalis, 6-0, 6-1, putting the Women of Troy up 3-0.

At the third slot, Craig was defeated by No. 107 Olmos, 6-2, 6-2, deciding the match for USC at 4-0. Smith then fell to No. 67 Desimone, 6-4, 6-1, at the No. 4 position.

The Women of Troy saw their final two points at the Nos. 5 and 6 singles spot as junior Lucia Kovarcikova was defeated by Christian, 6-3, 6-1, and Miles lost to Yates, 6-1, 6-2, completing the sweep for USC.

 

 

Utah returns to Calif., next weekend to face No. 15 Cal and No. 16 Stanford.

#7 USC 7, #59 Utah 0
Doubles
(1)#1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) vs. #21 Bekerova/Miles (UTAH) - 7-5 susp.
(2) #30 DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. Najera/Smith (UTAH) - 8-2
(3)Olmos/Yates (USC) def. Craig/Pham (UTAH) - 8-4

Singles (1)#2 Sabrina Santamaria(USC) def. #70 Tereza Bekerova (UTAH) - 6-3, 6-2 (2)#27 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Sarah Pham (UTAH) - 6-0, 6-1 (3)#107 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Callie Craig (UTAH) - 6-2, 6-2 (4)#67 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Natasha Smith (UTAH) - 6-4, 6-1 (5)Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Lucia Kovarcikova (UTAH) - 6-3, 6-1 (6)Ellie Yates (USC) def. Paige Miles (UTAH) - 6-1, 6-2

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