Utah Women's Tennis Preps For Road Matches At No. 36 Arizona State and Arizona
Utah women's tennis will begin its three-match road trip as the regular season comes to an end, first traveling to the desert this weekend to play No. 36 Arizona State and Arizona. The Utes will first head to Tempe, Ariz. to face the Sun Devils at 2:30 p.m. MT this Friday, Apr. 9. A live stream for the match is available here, while live stats can be found here.
Then, Utah will take on Arizona this Saturday, Apr. 10 in Tucson, Ariz., with the first serve coming at 12 p.m. MT. There will be a live stream for the match between the Utes and Wildcats available here.
Leading the Utes with wins to this point in the season are Lindsay Hung and Anya Lamoreaux with eight wins each, while Anastasia Goncharova and Emily Dush each have posted seven. Hung has collected six wins from court two and the other pair from court three, while Lamoreaux has earned six of hers from court five and the other two from court six. Dush has spread out her wins across the second, third and fourth courts, while Goncharova's have come between three and four. Hung and Goncharova also lead the team with seven doubles wins each.
SCOUTING ARIZONA STATE
Arizona State heads into the match against Utah with just one win in its last five matches after running through the ranked Bay Area and Los Angeles pairs of schools. Despite the tough stretch in Pac-12 play, the Sun Devils are 3-3 overall in the conference with wins over Washington, Washington State and Oregon. Arizona State nearly upset then-No. 10 UCLA, falling narrowly 4-3. Ilze Hattingh is ranked No. 119 in singles action and plays at the top spot for the team. Marianna Argyrokastriti has a team-high 10 dual singles wins.
Arizona comes to the weekend holding an 11-10 overall record and is yet to pick up a conference win. The Wildcats have downed New Mexico State, UTEP and Gonzaga to highlight this year's slate. Jelena Lukic and Kayla Wilkins have bounced between the top two courts for the Wildcats, while Khim Iglupas has posted a team-high 12 singles dual wins with seven coming from court six.
LAST TIME OUT
Utah hosted Washington State and Washington for its final home matches of the 2021 spring season. The Utes battled in a marathon match against Washington State to open the weekend, but narrowly lost 4-3. Utah gained the doubles point from a 6-4 win from Emily Dush/Anastasia Goncharova on court one, along with a tiebreaker win 7-4 on court three from Madison Tattini/Lindsay Hung. In singles, there were five tiebreakers and a trio of three-set matches. Hung managed to win her match on court three, as did Tattini on court six, but the Cougars stormed back for the team win.
Then to close out the weekend, Utah dropped the senior day match to Washington. Utah struggled to get it going early on in doubles play and fell into the 1-0 hole. The Huskies picked up wins on courts two and six to have match point, while Dush fell in a tiebreaker in her second set to see the match clinching point come for Washington. The three remaining singles matches were in third sets, but went unfinished.
Utah women's tennis will have its final regular season Pac-12 match next Friday, Apr. 16 against the Colorado Buffaloes in Boulder, Colo. The Utes and Buffaloes will square off at 1:30 p.m. MT at the South Campus Tennis Complex.