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No. 43 Utah Women's Tennis Drops Decision to Oregon

Sophomore Lucia Kovarcikova.

Sophomore Lucia Kovarcikova.

April 6, 2012

Box Score

Eugene, Ore.- The 43rd-ranked University of Utah women's tennis team (8-9, 0-6 Pac-12) dropped a 4-3 decision to Oregon (10-7, 1-6 Pac-12) Friday, in Eugene, Ore.

"This is the first time that I can recall since being here that we have lost to an unranked opponent," said head coach Mat Iandolo. "I am hopeful that we learned some lessons today that we can apply tomorrow."

In doubles play, the team of sophomore Sarah Pham and freshman Sammie Watson dropped an 8-4 decision to Pascale Neubert and Rabea Stueckemann No. 3 position. The freshmen duo of Natasha Smith and Danielle Flores fell to Julia Metzger and Trudie du Toit 8-4 at the No. 2 spot, giving Oregon the doubles point.

At the No. 1 position, senior Anastasia Putilina and Callie Craig dropped a close 8-7(3) decision to Sofia Hager and Patricia Skowronski.

In singles play, Pham fell to Skowronski 6-4, 6-1, at the No. 2 spot, while at the No. 4 position Flores dropped a 6-4, 6-2, decision to Hager.

At the No. 3 spot, Craig fell to du Toit 6-3, 7-6(3), giving the Ducks the win at 4-0.

Sophomore Lucia Kovarcikova then earned Utah's first point by defeating Neubert 2-6, 7-5, 10-4, at the No. 5 position.

Putilina, ranked No. 77, bested Metzger 7-6(6), 6-2, at the No. 1 spot, giving the Utes' their second point.

Smith then captured Utah's third point by topping Stueckemann 7-6(4), 7-6(3), at the No. 6 position.

The Utes return to action tomorrow (April 7) when they take on 44th-ranked Washington at noon PT, in Seattle, Wash.



Oregon 4, #43 Utah 3 Apr 06, 2012 at Eugene, Ore.

Doubles competition 1. Sofia Hager/Patricia Skowronski (UO) def. Anastasia Putilina/Callie Craig (UTAH) 8-7 (7-3) 2. Julia Metzger/Trudie du Toit (UO) def. Natasha Smith/Danielle Flores (UTAH) 8-4 3. Pascale Neubert/Rabea Stueckemann (UO) def. Sarah Pham/Sammie Watson (UTAH) 8-4

Singles competition 1. #77 Anastasia Putilina (UTAH) def. Julia Metzger (UO) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 2. Patricia Skowronski (UO) def. Sarah Pham (UTAH) 6-4, 6-1 3. Trudie du Toit (UO) def. Callie Craig (UTAH) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) 4. Sofia Hager (UO) def. Danielle Flores (UTAH) 6-4, 6-2 5. Lucia Kovarcikova (UTAH) def. Pascale Neubert (UO) 2-6, 7-5, 10-4 6. Natasha Smith (UTAH) def. Rabea Stueckemann (UO) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-3)

Match Notes: Utah (8-9, 0-6 Pac-12); National ranking #43 Oregon (10-7, 1-6 Pac-12) Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,4,3,5,1,6)

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