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Utah Women's Tennis Sees Three This Week

Junior Tereza Bekerova claims a season-high No. 79 singles ranking

Junior Tereza Bekerova claims a season-high No. 79 singles ranking

March 31, 2014

Match Information

Match Up: #31 Utah (10-6, 2-4 Pac-12) vs. Montana (9-5)
Date:  April 2, 2014
First Serve:  5 p.m.
Location: Salt Lake City 
Court: Eccles Tennis Center

Match Up: #31 Utah (10-6, 2-4 Pac-12) vs. #29 Arizona (14-3, 4-2 Pac-12)
Date:  April 4, 2014
First Serve:  1:30 p.m.
Location: Tucson, Ariz.
Court: LaNelle Robson Tennis Center

Live Scoring: Arizona.statb.us

Match Up: #31 Utah (10-6, 2-4 Pac-12) vs. #19 Arizona State (16-4, 3-2 Pac-12)
Date:  April 5, 2014
First Serve:  10:30 p.m.
Location: Tempe, Ariz.
Court: Whitman Tennis Center

TV Coverage: Pac-12 Network

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Last Time Out

Utah was blanked by fourth-ranked Stanford on March 23 at Coach Mike's Tennis Academy. With every singles player ranked in the top 50 and two of three doubles pairs ranked, the Cardinal swept past the Utes 4-0.

Quick Hits

  • The Utes have dropped four of their last five matches to top-20 Pac-12 teams, two of which are ranked in the top five.
  • Utah has tallied five victories over ranked opponents this season, collecting wins over No. 23 Houston, No. 50 Denver, No. 53 Washington State, No. 60 North Texas and No. 71 BYU.
  • The Utes victory over Houston marked the teams' second win over a higher-ranking squad. The first came against Denver.

 

 

In the Rankings

  • The Utes have earned recognition in all 10 of the ITA NCAA Division I polls beginning Jan. 2. After besting No. 23 Houston on March 12, Utah shot up from their previous No. 37 ranking to claim a season-low 27th on March 18. The Utes currently hold the 31st spot.
  • Tereza Bekerova was awarded No. 107 singles in the Jan. 2 rankings, while Pham grabbed No. 111 on Feb. 11. After being absent from the top-125 for several weeks, Bekerova earned No. 125 on March 11 and shot up to No. 79 in the most recent poll after defeating No. 26 Denise Star of California.

Scouting the Opposition

Montana

The Griz hold a 9-4 overall season record while boasting a 4-0 mark over conference opponents. They are riding a four-game win streak and will see Weber State tonight at 5 p.m. before facing the Utes on Wednesday.

Arizona

The Wildcats boast two ranked singles competitors, while holding No. 29 in the nation as a team. They most recently took a match with Cal down to the wire, where the No. 13 Golden Bears ultimately came out on top, 5-2.

Arizona State

The Sun Devils jumped six places in the ITA polls last week to improve their previous No. 25 ranking to clinch No. 19. The team is coming off back-to-back losses against Pac-12 foes Stanford and Cal.

Next Time Out

Utah goes head-to-head with the Washington Huskies at 12 p.m. on April 13 in Seattle. 

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