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Utah Women's Tennis Falls in First Round of NCAA Tournament

Junior Anastasia Putilina will compete at the 2011 NCAA singles championships starting May 25 in Palo Alto, Calif.

Junior Anastasia Putilina will compete at the 2011 NCAA singles championships starting May 25 in Palo Alto, Calif.

May 14, 2011

Box Score

ATHENS, Ga.- The 49th-ranked University of Utah women's tennis team (16-10) fell to 26th-ranked Alabama (16-6), by a score of 4-0, in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Championships Saturday, in Athens, Ga.

"This was a very close match in spite of the score," said head coach Mat Iandolo. "The team learned a lesson today that will help us play on this stage in the future."

After a 48 minute rain delay, the Utah doubles duo of junior Anastasia Putilina and sophomore Paige Miles dropped an 8-2 decision to the Crimson Tide's11th-ranked team of Alexa Guarachi and Courtney McLane at the No. 1 position. The team of Evgenia Kryuchkova and Lexi Provancha then fell to Alex Clay and Taylor Lindsey, 8-4, at the No. 2 spot, to give Alabama the doubles point.

The freshman duo of Sarah Pham and Lucia Kovarcikova were tied 5-5 with Antonia Foehse and Mary Anne Macfarlane at the No. 3 position when their match was halted.

In singles play, Provancha dropped a 7-6(6), 6-1, decision to Merritt Emery at the No. 6 spot, while Pham saw her twelve-match streak snapped when she fell to McLane at the No. 2 position, 6-3, 7-5.

Kryuchkova, the ITA Mountain Region Senior Player of the Year, then dropped a 6-3, 7-5, to 69th-ranked Guarachi at the No. 2 position, to give the Crimson Tide the win at 4-0.

With the team match clinched, the remaining singles contests were halted. Putilina was up in her third set at the No. 1 spot, while Kovarcikova (No. 4) was in her second and Miles (No. 5) was about to start her third.

Putilina returns to action at the 2011 NCAA Division I women's singles championships May 25-30, in Palo Alto, Calif.



#26 Alabama 4, #49 Utah 0
May 14, 2011 at Athens, Ga.
(Dan Magill Tennis Complex)

Doubles competition 1. #11 Alexa Guarachi/Courtney McLane (Alabama) def. Anastasia Putilina/Paige Miles (Utah) 8-2 2. Alex Clay/Taylor Lindsey (Alabama) def. Evgenia Kryuchkova/Lexi Provancha (Utah) 8-4 3. Antonia Foehse/Mary Anne Macfarlane (Alabama) vs. Lucia Kovarcikova/Sarah Pham (Utah) 5-5, unfinished

Singles competition 1. #37 Mary Anne Macfarlane (Alabama) vs. #92 Anastasia Putilina (Utah) 6-4, 1-6, 0-1, unfinished 2. #69 Alexa Guarachi (Alabama) def. Evgenia Kryuchkova (Utah) 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 3. Courtney McLane (Alabama) def. Sarah Pham (Utah) 6-3, 7-5 4. Alex Clay (Alabama) vs. Lucia Kovarcikova (Utah) 7-5, 3-2, unfinished 5. Antonia Foehse (Alabama) vs. Paige Miles (Utah) 4-6, 6-3, unfinished 6. Merritt Emery (Alabama) def. Lexi Provancha (Utah) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1

Match Notes: Utah 16-10; National ranking #49 Alabama 16-6; National ranking #26 Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,3,2) 48 minute rain delay. Official: Walt Williams T-2:46 A-142

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