Freshman Paige Miles is on a 8-0 winning streak at the No. 4 singles position.
March 27, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY- The 46th-ranked University of Utah women's tennis team (9-6, 1-0) downed Brigham Young (4-10, 0-1) by a score of 5-2 in its first Mountain West Conference match of the season. Freshman Paige Miles clinched the match from the No. 4 singles position by defeating Romina Nedakovic, 7-6, 6-4.
"This was just a great 5-2 win," said head coach Mat Iandolo. "Even though we are ranked and they are not, if you take a look at the record books we have a lot of catching up to do. This was a great way to start of conference play and we are looking forward to playing UNLV at home on Wednesday."
The Utes have gone 2-1 against the Cougars since Iandolo took over the program three years ago. They are now 7-0 at home this season for the first time in the program's history.
Sophomore Anastasia Putilina and Miles defeated McCall Jones and Kristina Doerr, 8-6, at the No. 1 spot securing the doubles point for Utah.
In singles play, Putilina fell to 53rd-ranked Jones at the No. 1 position, 6-4, 6-4, to tie the score, 1-1.
Maughan downed Ezhova, 6-2, 6-4, at the No. 6 position, putting the Utes up 2-1 over the Cougars.
Monson fell to Hayasaka, 7-5, 6-3, at the No. 3 position making to score 3-2.
Miles then clinched the match for the Utes at 4-2. The freshman is on an 8-0 streak since moving to the No. 4 spot.
Johnson topped Carney at the No. 5 position, 6-4, 7-6, making the final score 5-2 in favor of Utah.
The Utes continue MWC action next week when they host UNLV on March 31 and SDSU April 3.
No. 46 Utah 5 , BYU 2
DOUBLES 1. Putilina/Miles (Utah) def. Jones/Doerr (BYU), 8-6 2. Monson/Maughan (Utah) def. Hayasaka/Carney(BYU), 8-1 3. Nedakovic/Ezhova (BYU) def. Kryuchkova/Johnson (Utah), 8-6
SINGLES 1. No. 53 McCall Jones (BYU) def. Anastasia Putilina (Utah), 6-4, 6-4. 2. Evgenia Kryuchkova (Utah) def. Kristina Doerr (BYU), 6-4, 6-3. 3. Chie Hayasaka (BYU) def. Erin Monson (Utah), 7-5, 6-3 4. Paige Miles (Utah) def. Romina Nedakovic (BYU), 7-6, 6-4. 5. Lisa Johnson (Utah) def. Elle Carney (BYU), 6-4, 7-6. 6. Andrea Maughan (Utah) def. Elizaveta Ezhova (BYU), 6-2, 6-4.
Order of Finish: Doubles(2,3,1) Singles (1,6,2,3,4,5)