Jan. 25, 1998
LOS ANGELES - Angie Olson and Heidi Thomas were Utah's only winners in a dual match against No. 25 Southern California, as the Utes fell to the Trojans 7-2. Olson defeated Karolina Bakalarova in three long sets, 7-5, 6-7, 6-4. Thomas' match also went three sets before she downed Amber Basica 4-6, 7-6, 6-2.
Utah's doubles duo of Linda Engblom and Anna Svedenhov suffered their first loss of the season as they fell to Ditta Huber and Jacqui Boyd 8-5.
The loss marked Utah's third loss on the West Coast road trip all to Ranked teams (No. 10 Pepperdine, No. 2 UCLA, No. 25 USC) and all by the score of 7-2. The Utes dropped to 2-3 on the year and return home to face No. 14 Brigham Young on Thurs. Jan. 29.
Results: USC 7 Utah 2Singles:
No. 1 Ditta Huber (USC) def. Anna Svedenhov (UU) 6-1, 6-1 No. 2 Veronica Safarova (USC) def. Megan Payne (UU) 6-3, 6-3 No. 3 Jacqui Boyd (USC) def. Linda Engblom (UU) 5-7, 6-1, 7-5 No. 4 Angie Olson (UU) def. Karolina Bakalarova (USC) 7-5, 6-7, 6-4 No. 5 Kara Warkentin (USC) def. Rebecca Rushforth (UU) 6-3, 6-0 No. 6
Heidi Thomas (UU) def. Amber Basica (USC) 4-6, 7-6, 6-2
No. 1 Huber/Boyd (USC) def. Engblom/Svedenhov (UU) 8-5 No. 2 Bakalarova (USC) def. Olson/Payne (UU) 8-2 No. 3 Basica/Warkentin (USC) def. Rushforth/Thomas (UU) 8-7