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Utah Women's Tennis Shuts Down Montana

Callie Craig fights hard to earn a victory out of No. 3 singles

Callie Craig fights hard to earn a victory out of No. 3 singles

April 2, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY – The 30th-ranked University of Utah women’s tennis team improved to 11-6 on the season with a victory over Montana at the Eccles Tennis Center. This marks the fifth time this season the Utes have shut out their opponents.

“This was a tough match against an unranked but well-coached team,” said Utah head coach Mat Iandolo. “It gave us what we needed in terms of a competitive match going into a big Pac-12 weekend on the road.”

The Utes started the match off with a sweep in doubles play. Tereza Bekerova and Paige finished first with a win over Haley Driver and Precious Ghadamosi at the No. 1 spot (8-5).

Sarah Pham and Callie Craig overpowered opponents Ashley Mackey and Maddy Murry to win the third match easily (8-1), while the No. 2 match went down to the wire with Luisa da Rosa and Sarah Richer ultimately topping Sasha Carter and Laurence Pelchat, 7-6 (6).

Freshman da Rosa lead the charge for the Utes in singles play as she handily defeated Murray out of the sixth spot, 6-1, 6-1.

Richter gave the Utes a 3-0 edge over the Griz with her win out of No. 4 over Pelchat, 6-2, 6-1.

With a win at No. 1 singles, Bekerova secured the overall victory for the Utes. The 79th-ranked Utah singles player defeated Driver, 6-4, 6-3.

The match continued as Pham topped Gbadamosi at No. 2 (6-3, 7-5) and Miles came out on top in the No. 5 match over Mackey.

After dropping the first set, Craig battled back against Carter to win the second set. Taking the match into a tiebreaker, Craig came away with the victory (4-6, 7-6, (10-4)).

Utah heads south this weekend to face No. 35 Arizona Friday and No. 23 Arizona State Saturday.  The Utes match against the Sun Devils will be televised on Pac-12 Networks beginning at 10:30 a.m.


 

 

#30 Utah 7, Montana 0

Doubles

  1. Tereza Bekerova/Paige Miles (UTAH) def. Haley Driver/Precious Gbadamosi (UM), 8-5
  2. Luisa da Rosa/Sarah Richter (UTAH) def. Sasha Carter/Laurence Pelchat, 9-7
  3. Sarah Pham/Callie Craig (UTAH) def. Ashley Mackey/Maddy Murray (UM), 8-1

Order of finish: 1, 2, 3 

Singles

  1. #79 Tereza Bekerova (UTAH) def. Haley Driver (UM), 6-4, 6-3
  2. Sarah Pham (UTAH) def. Precious Gbadamosi (UM), 6-3, 7-5
  3. Callie Craig (UTAH) def. Sasha Carter (UM), 4-6, 7-6, (10-4)
  4. Sarah Richter (UTAH) def. Laurence Pelchat (UM), 6-3, 6-1
  5. Paige Miles (UTAH) def. Ashley Mackey (UM), 7-5, 6-3
  6. Luisa da Rosa (UTAH) def. Maddy Murray, 6-1, 6-1

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

 

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