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No. 35 Utah Women's Tennis Drops Decision to No. 3 USC

Senior Anastasia Putilina is currently ranked No. 63 in singles.

Senior Anastasia Putilina is currently ranked No. 63 in singles.

March 23, 2012

Box Score

SALT LAKE CITY- The 35th-ranked University of Utah women's tennis team (8-6, 0-2 Pac-12) dropped a 7-0 decision to third-ranked USC Friday, at the Eccles Tennis Center.

"Even though the overall score was 7-0 we had many opportunities to make it a closer match," said head coach Mat Iandolo. "I feel good about the effort of the team and if we keep fighting like this, we will eventually win one of these matches."

In doubles play, sophomore Lucia Kovarcikova and freshman Danielle Flores fell to the 49th-ranked team of Zoë Scandalis and Valeria Pulido 8-3 at the No. 2 spot. At the No. 1 position, senior Anastasia Putilina and sophomore Callie Craig dropped an 8-6 decision to the fourth-ranked team of Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria, giving USC the doubles point.

Sophomore Sarah Pham and freshman Sammie Watson then fell to Danielle Lao and Alison Ramos 8-4 at the No. 3 spot.

In singles play, Watson dropped a 6-3, 6-2, decision to Alison Ramos at the No. 6 position, while Kovarcikova fell to DeSimone 6-4, 6-0, at the No. 5 spot, putting the Trojans up 3-0 over the Utes.

Flores then dropped a 5-7, 0-6, 0-6, decision to 65th-ranked Christian at the No. 4 position, giving USC the win at 4-0.

At the No. 1 spot, 63rd-ranked Putilina dropped a close 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, decision to 21st-ranked Scandalis, while Pham fell 3-6, 7-6(4), 10-5, to 18th-ranked Lao at the No. 2 spot.



Craig then dropped a 2-6, 7-6(1) , 10-2 decision to 31st-ranked Santamaria at the No. 3 position, making the final score 7-0 in favor of the Trojans

The Utes return to action Sunday against top-ranked UCLA at 11 a.m. MT. The location will be decided the morning of the match. Please check www.UtahUtes.com the day of the match for more information.

#3 USC 7, #35 Utah 0
Mar 23, 2012 at Salt Lake City
(Eccles Tennis Center)

Doubles competition 1. #4 Kaitlyn Christian/Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Anastasia Putilina/Callie Craig (UTAH) 8-6 2. #49 Valeria Pulido/Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Lucia Kovarcikova/Danielle Flores (UTAH) 8-3 3. Danielle Lao/Alison Ramos (USC) def. Sarah Pham/Sammie Watson (UTAH) 8-4

Singles competition 1. #21 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. #63 Anastasia Putilina (UTAH) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 2. #18 Danielle Lao (USC) def. Sarah Pham (UTAH) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 10-5 3. #31 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Callie Craig (UTAH) 2-6, 7-6 (7-1), 10-2 4. #65 Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Danielle Flores (UTAH) 5-7, 6-0, 6-0 5. Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Lucia Kovarcikova (UTAH) 6-4, 6-0 6. Alison Ramos (USC) def. Sammie Watson (UTAH) 6-3, 6-2

Match Notes: USC (13-2, 2-0 Pac-12); National ranking #3 Utah (8-6, 0-3 Pac-12); National ranking #35 Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,5,4,1,2,3)

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