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No. 27 Utah Women's Tennis Trumps No. 62 Marshall

Junior Tereza Bekerova handily beat her opponent out of No. 1 singles.

Junior Tereza Bekerova handily beat her opponent out of No. 1 singles.

March 18, 2014

Box Score

SALT LAKE CITY – The 27th-ranked University of Utah women’s tennis team bounced back from back-to-back losses over the weekend to defeat No. 62 Marshall at the Eccles Tennis Center 5-2 earlier this evening. The Utes improve their season record to 10-4.

“Today was a solid win over a ranked opponent,” said Utah head coach Mat Iandolo. “I felt like we could’ve played better, but we competed well enough to pull out the victory. It’s always tough to face a team that’s ranked a little below you, but has the talent to beat you.”

Beginning with doubles play, Utah’s No. 1 duo of Tereza Bekerova and Paige Miles easily defeated Dana Oppinger and 8-4 to lend the favor to the Utes.

The No. 2 match finished shortly after with Karli Timiko and Anna Pomytinskaya downing Luisa da Rosa and Sarah Richter, 8-4 to even the score between the two teams.

With the score leveled, the doubles point came down to the number threes. Sitting at 7-5, Sarah Pham and Callie Craig were able to capture the final point to defeat Kai Broomfield and Rachael Morales 8-6 and secure the doubles victory for the Utes.

Downing Dana Oppinger 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1, #125 Bekerova tallied the first win for the Utes in singles play, boosting the Ute squad to 2-0 over the Heard.

Richter was second to finish, dropping the No. 4 match to Pomytinskaya, 6-1, 6-3.

At the fifth spot, Miles rallied for the win over Karli Timiko (6-2, 6-2) to pad the Utah lead, 3-1.  


 

 

The three remaining matches went down to the wire as the No. 2 and No. 6 battles were taken into the third game, while Craig, playing at No. 3, continued in a hard-fought second set.

Pham reached the finish line first at No. 2, clinching the match for the Utes with her defeat of Darya Turhan, 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.

Da Rosa would ultimately fall in the third set at No. 6, while Craig captured the win at No. 3 in a third-set tiebreaker.

The Utes prepare to take on No. 16 Cal Friday at 1:30 p.m. Weather depending; the match will be played indoors at the Eccles Tennis Center or outdoors at Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy.

#27 Utah 5, #62 Marshall 2

Doubles

  1. Tereza Bekerova/Paige Miles (Utah) def. Dana Oppinger/Derya Turhan (Marshall), 8-4
  2. Karli Timiko/Anna Pomytinskaya (Marshall) def. Luisa da Rosa/Sarah Richter (Utah), 8-4
  3. Callie Craig/Sarah Pham (Utah) def. Kai Broomfield/Rachael Morales (Marshall), 8-6

Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

Singles

  1. #125 Tereza Bekerova (Utah) def. Dana Oppinger (Marshall), 6-2, 6-2
  2. Sarah Pham (Utah) def. Darya Turhan (Marshall), 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
  3. Callie Craig (Utah) def. Kai Broomfield (Marshall), 6-3, 6-7, 10-6
  4. Anna Pomytinskaya (Marshall) def. Sarah Richter (Utah), 6-1, 6-3
  5. Paige Miles (Utah) def. Karli Timiko (Marshall), 6-2, 6-2
  6. Rachael Morales (Marshall) def. Luisa da Rosa (Utah), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Order of finish: 1, 4, 5, 2, 6, 3

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