Junior Callie Craig captured the match deciding point for Utah and improved to a 15-5 dual-match singles record.
April 20, 2013
BOULDER, Colo. - The 54th-ranked University of Utah women's tennis team (11-8, 5-5 Pac-12) defeated Pac-12 conference rival Colorado (7-14, 2-8 Pac-12) Saturday at the Millennium Hotel Harvest House to close out its regular dual-match season. Junior Callie Craig continued her five-match winning streak when she decided the match in favor of the Utes from the No. 3 singles position.
"It was a great bounce back after yesterday's disappointing performance," said head coach Mat Iandolo. "Today was a solid Pac-12 win to give us a 500 record in the best league in the county."
Utah captured the doubles point in two sets to quickly go up 1-0. Juniors Craig and Sarah Pham vanquished Dhany Quevedo and Mazy Watrous at the third slot, 8-3.
Going into singles play up 1-0, No. 92 Bekerova quickly put the Utes up 2-0 with a 6-3, 6-1 victory at the top spot over Steur. Pham then downed Quevedo at the No. 2 position, 6-4, 6-3, which set up Craig for the match clincher.
Despite dropping the first set 0-6, Craig returned valiant at the No. 3 slot and took the second and third sets, 6-2, 6-4, respectively against Janssens, clinching the match for Utah at 4-0.
The Buffs then saw their first point of the match when Smith dropped a 6-2, 6-4 decision to Sanders at the No. 4 position. Their second point came when junior Lucia Kovarcikova retired her match against Manzi Tenorio at the fifth slot after the first set, 2-6.
Utah 5, Colorado 2 Doubles 1) No. 32 Bekerova/Miles (UU) def. Steur/Sanders, 8-4 2) Janssens/Manzi Tenorio (CU) vs. Smith/Najera-Salas (UU), 7-4 3) Pham/Craig (UU) def. Quevedo/Watrous, 8-3 Order of Finish: 3, 1*
Singles 1) No. 92 Tereza Bekerova (UU) def. Julyette Steur, 6-3, 6-1 2) Sarah Pham (UU) def. Dhany Quevedo, 6-4, 6-3 3) Callie Craig (UU) def. Winde Janssens, 0-6, 6-2, 6-4 4) Erin Sanders (CU) def. Natasha Smith, 6-2, 6-4 5) Carla Manzi Tenorio (CU) def. Lucia Kovarcikova, 2-6 (ret.) 6) Paige Miles (UU) def. Mazy Watrous, 6-2, 6-0 Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3*, 4, 5, 6