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No. 55 Utah Women's Tennis Slated for Pac-12 Championships

Junior Sarah Pham and the Utes prepare for the 2013 Pac-12 Championships.

Junior Sarah Pham and the Utes prepare for the 2013 Pac-12 Championships.

April 21, 2013


WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The 55th-ranked University of Utah women's tennis team travels to Ojai, Calif., for the 2013 Pac-12 Conference Championship tournament Wednesday through Sunday to decide the women's singles and doubles champions.

The 32-player singles draw consists of three players from each of the top ten schools and two players from the 11th-place team, based on the regular season standings. The 16-team women's doubles draw will have one doubles team from each of the 11 schools and five addition teams selected by the Draw Committee.

The first two rounds of competition will be held at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club, while the semifinals and finals will be played at Libbey Park. The singles championship is scheduled for 11 a.m. MT on Sunday, April 28, and will be followed by the doubles championship at 3 p.m. MT.

Watch the Action:
Pac-12 Networks will be televising the Pac-12 Championships. The singles will be shown live on Sunday at 11 a.m. MT while the doubles will be televised on delay at 9 p.m. MT.

Last Time at the Pac-12 Championships:
After the first day of competition, No. 52 Anastasia Putilina and Natasha Smith had each notched singles wins. Putilina defeated Oregon's Trudie du Toit 6-1, 6-4, while Smith topped Carla Manzi Tenorio of Colorado 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.

Sarah Pham fell to USC's eight-seeded, 28th-ranked Sabrina Santamaria 6-0, 6-2, while sophomore Callie Craig dropped a 6-2, 6-1, decision to second-seeded, fourth-ranked Robin Anderson of UCLA. Freshman Sammie Watson fell 6-3, 6-3, to Sophia Hager of Oregon, while freshman Danielle Flores dropped a 7-5, 6-3, decision to Washington State's Olga Musilovich.



In the second day of the championships, the freshman duo of Flores and Smith defeated Cal's Alice Duranteau and Cecelia Estlander, 8-6 in the first round of doubles play. In singles action, Smith captured a 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 win over Arizona's Susan McRann in the second round, before falling to eighth-seeded Leighann Sahagun in the quarterfinals. No. 50 Putilina was defeated by No. 28 Zoe Scandalis of USC, 6-1, 6-3.

Flores and Smith then dropped a 9-7 decision to Arizona's Hailey Johnson and Sarah Landsman in the doubles quarterfinals to close out play at the Pac-12 Championships.

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