Junior Pagie Miles took her match at the No. 6 spot to three sets.
March 23, 2013
BERKELEY, Calif. - The 69th-ranked University of Utah women's tennis team (7-6, 1-4 Pac-12) was shut out by 13th-ranked California (10-4, 4-0 Pac-12) Saturday at the Hellman Tennis Complex. Junior Paige Miles gave a valiant effort at the No. 6 singles spot, taking her match to three sets.
In doubles action, the Golden Bears quickly earned the doubles point by taking all three matches. No. 21 Miles and sophomore Tereza Bekerova were upset by No. 40 Lynn Chi and Anett Schutting, 8-5 at the top slot.
Cal then captured the doubles point when juniors Callie Craig and Sarah Pham dropped an 8-2 decision to Annie Goransson and Tayler Davis at the No. 3 position. Junior Elena Najera-Salas and sophomore Natasha Smith were then defeated by Klara Fabikova and Kelly Chui at the No. 2 spot.
In singles play, Smith was downed by No. 108 Fabikova, 6-0, 6-0, at the No. 4 slot, while junior Lucia Kovarcikova was bested by Goransson, 6-2, 6-2, at the fifth spot, putting Cal up 3-0.
The Golden Bears then decided the match at 4-0 when Pham was defeated by No. 57 Chi, 6-3, 6-1, at the No. 2 position.
At the No. 6 spot, Miles dropped the first set, 6-3, but broke back against Alice Duranteau to take the second set, 1-6. She was unable to take the third-set tiebreaker and fell 10-1, making the score 5-0 in favor of Cal.
The match finished out at 7-0 for Cal when Craig dropped a 6-4, 6-0 decision to No. 3 Zsofi Susanyi at the No. 3 position and 70th-ranked Bekerova was bested by No. 9 Schutting at the top slot, 6-3, 7-5.
The Utes return to action Sunday in Palo Alto to face No. 15 Stanford at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium at 12 p.m. MT.
No. 13 California 7, Utah 0 Doubles 1: No. 40 Chi/Schutting (California) def. No. 21 Bekerova Miles/ (Utah) - 8-5 2: Fabikova/Chui (California) def. Smith/Najera-Salas (Utah) - 8-3 3: Davis/Goransson (California) def. Craig/Pham (Utah) - 8-2 Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
Singles 1: No. 9 Anett Schutting (California) def. No. 70 Tereza Bekerova (Utah) - 6-3, 7-5 2: No. 57 Lynn Chi (California) def. Sarah Pham (Utah) - 6-3, 6-1 3: No. 3 Zsofi Susanyi (California) def. Callie Craig (Utah) - 6-4, 6-0 4: No. 108 Klara Fabikova (California) def. Natasha Smith (Utah) - 6-0, 6-0 5: Annie Goransson (California) def. Lucia Kovarcikova (Utah) - 6-2, 6-2 6: Alice Duranteau (California) def. Paige Miles (Utah) - 6-3, 1-6, 1-0(10-1) Order of Finish: 4, 5, 2, 6, 3, 1