No. 12 Cal Routs Utah 7-0
SALT LAKE CITY – The 12th-ranked California women's tennis team routed Utah, 7-0, on Sunday at the Eccles Tennis Center, with senior Julia Rosenqvist clinching the victory with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Madeline Lamoreaux at court-two singles.
Rebounding from a 4-3 loss at Colorado in its Pac-12 opener on Friday, Cal improved to 7-2 and evened its conference record at 1-1. Utah is now 6-4 (0-2 Pac-12).
The Golden Bears clinched the doubles point when the pair of Rosenqvist and Erin Richardson defeated Anya Lamoreaux and Jasmine Rich, 6-2, on court three. Earlier, Cal's 40th-ranked Haley Giavara and Valentina Ivanov posted a 6-2 win over Madeline Lamoreaux and Emily Dush on court one. In a rare setback for the Bears on the day, Anna Bright and Hannah Viller Moeller lost to Anastasia Goncharova and Lindsay Hung on court two, 6-4.
Cal dominated singles, only dropping one set en route to the victory. Viller Moeller increased Cal's lead to 2-0 when she topped Madison Tattini, 6-0, 6-1, on court five, the 18th-ranked Giavara followed with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Hung on court two and then Rosenqvist prevailed on court two to give Cal a 4-0 lead and secure the overall win.
The teams completed the final three matches, with the 26th-ranked Ivanov beating Dush, 6-3, 6-3, on court three, Bright besting Anya Lamoreaux, 6-3, 6-4, on court six and freshman Jada Bui – who didn't play at Colorado – holding off Goncharova, 5-7, 7-6(5), 1-0(6).
"Today we did a great job, and we had our full lineup," Cal head coach Amanda Augustus said. "The interesting part is last year in our shortened season we actually didn't play any Pac-12 road matches, so even the sophomores on our team had never played a Pac-12 road match. Anyone can have a bad day occasionally, but we quickly adjusted what needed to be adjusted. We had a great day today, and we're right back on track."
Cal returns to action when it plays a nonconference dual match at San Diego on Sunday, March 14.