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Utah Women's Tennis Kicks off Spring Season

Tereza Bekerova is ranked No. 107 in singles play.

Tereza Bekerova is ranked No. 107 in singles play.

Jan. 17, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY – After more than a month without a match, Utah Women’s Tennis gets back in action at the Virginia Winter Invitational at Virginia University in Charlottesville, Jan. 18-20.

The Utes will see opponents from Virginia, Tennessee, Marshall and Virginia Commonwealth over the three-day event.

Quoting Coach Iandolo

“We are very excited to start off the spring season at a very strong event at the University of Virginia. We will defiantly learn a lot about our team.”

Virginia Winter Invitational 2013

Last year at the Virginia Winter Invitational, Utah doubles due Paige Miles and Tereza Bekerova collected two victories, including an upset of Virginia’s No. 10 pair, Li Xi and Stephani Nauta, 8-1.

 No. 72 in singles, Bekerova collected another upset of her own as she downed No. 25 Katia Skekely of Tennessee.

The Utes also amassed singles victories from No. 103 Sarah Pham, No. 123 Callie Craig and Miles.

Utes in the Rankings

Bekerova enters the weekend ranked at No. 107 in the country in singles play.

Utes Fall 2013 Highlights

  • No. Bekerova and Miles blew past the completion at the ITA Mountain Regional Tournament Oct. 9-13 to take the tournament doubles title. Based on this performance, the duo earned an invitation to compete in the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y. Nov. 7-9. The pair fell early in the tournament, losing their first two matches.
  • Craig and Pham collected four victories at the SDSU Fall Classic to win the doubles Black bracket.

Utes Excel in the Classroom

Amassing a 3.288 GPA for the fall semester, Utah Women’s Tennis was one of 12 Utah athletic teams to exceed a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

Overall, more than 60-percent of Utah’s student-athletes made the Athletic Director Honor Roll (3.0 minimum GPA) and more than 30-percent made the University’s Dean’s List (3.5 minimum GPA).

Next Time Out

The Utes enter their first head-to-head match of the season Jan. 25 at San Jose State.




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