Utah Women's Tennis Heads South To Take On Dixie State
Utah women's tennis will head to St. George, Utah to take a break from Pac-12 play and face Dixie State Thursday afternoon, March 25, for a non-conference road match. The Utes and Trailblazers will square off beginning at 2:30 p.m. MT at the Trailblazer Tennis Courts. There will be no live stats or live stream.
Coming off a strong region campaign last year where the Utes went 8-0 against Mountain Region opponents, Utah has continued to be a force in region play and is 6-1 this year against Mountain Region teams. The Utes kicked off the 2021 slate with three-straight region wins, collecting a 7-0 win over Idaho State, a 5-0 win over New Mexico State, and a 4-2 win over Weber State. Utah also picked up victories against Dixie State and Boise State, before the sixth region win came over BYU a few weeks ago.
SCOUTING DIXIE STATE
The Utes hosted Dixie State for a match in mid-February in Salt Lake City where Utah came away with the 7-0 sweep. All three Utah doubles teams came out with wins, while five singles courts got it done in straight sets in the dominant win. It is Dixie State's first season as a Division I program and the Trailblazers are coming off a win over Western Athletic Conference opponent Seattle U 5-2. Kyra Harames battles at the No. 1 singles spot, while the rest of the lineup have been frequently adjusted this season.
LAST TIME OUT
Utah had a tough road trip last weekend as the Utes faced then No. 5 UCLA and then-No. 24 USC in Los Angeles. Against UCLA, Madeline Lamoreaux and Emily Dush took the Bruins' top doubles squad set for set, but were unable to pull off the win and fell 7-5. In singles action, Lamoreaux pushed her second set to a tiebreaker, while Lindsay Hung and Anastasia Goncharova also put up fights, but the Bruins were able to come away unscathed across the board. Against USC, Utah battled again against the ranked team and saw Hung and Goncharova go to third sets where the duo ultimately came up short.
Utah will be back in action for its final home matches of the 2021 season next Friday, April 2 and Sunday, April 4 at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center. Utah will first host Washington State at 1:30 p.m. MT next Friday, while welcoming Washington for senior day on Sunday at 11 a.m. MT.