Women's Tennis To Host New Mexico State and Weber State
The Utah women's tennis team is set for a pair of home matches this week before hitting the road for the first time this season. Utah kicks off the week hosting New Mexico State on Thursday, Feb. 6 with the first serve coming at 1 p.m. MT at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center. Utah will then welcome Weber State on Saturday, Feb. 6 to close out the weekend. The Utes and Wildcats will have the first serve at 1 p.m. MT. A live stream for both matches can be found here.
Utah opened the 2021 season in style when the team swept Idaho State last Saturday 7-0. The Utes jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead after Utah's top two doubles teams rolled in their matches. Madeline Lamoreaux and Emily Dush blew by their opponents 6-1, while Anya Lamoreaux and Lindsay Hung secured the point after a 6-2 win. Going for the doubles sweep, Jasmine Rich and Anastasia Goncharova battled back into their match and were able to grab the 7-6 (4) victory.
It was all Utah in singles play where all six Utes won their respective matches in straight-sets. Madeline Lamoreaux played in the No. 1 spot, Dush in the No. 2 position and Goncharova as the third singles to complete the top half of the lineup. Dush, Anya Lamoreaux and Rich filled in the No. 4 through No. 6 spots, respectively.
SCOUTING NEW MEXICO STATE
New Mexico State is 0-1 this season with the loss coming from Arizona 6-1. The Aggies' No. 2 singles player Chloe Gavino picked up the sole win over the Wildcats to lead the way. Harsha Challa competed in both the top spot in singles and doubles play in the season opener. In the shortened 2020 season, New Mexico State posted a 2-6 overall record with the pair of wins coming over New Mexico and Montana State.
SCOUTING WEBER STATE
Weber State is coming off a season-opening loss to BYU 6-1 in Provo. The Wildcats saw the lone victory come from doubles action with their top two duos coming away with wins. Yuuna Ukita plays in the top spot in both singles and doubles. Weber State was 8-4 in 2020, including a 2-0 mark in Big Sky play. Utah last played Weber State in 2018 where the Utes won 4-1.
The Utes will hit the road for the first time in dual play and will face Texas A&M on Friday, Feb. 12 in College Station, Texas. Utah will then play Houston in a neutral site match on Sunday, Feb. 14 before returning to Salt Lake City.