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Women’s Tennis Advances Doubles Teams to the Finals

Nov 13, 2021

SAN DIEGO/LAS VEGAS - Utah women's tennis team advanced two doubles teams, one at the SDSU Fall Classic and one at the Jolene Watanabe Classic, to the finals of their draws. The finals will take place on Sunday, the final day of both classics.
"Doubles again was a highlight for us at both tournaments, and I am proud of how we are continuing to grow there," remarked head coach Ric Mortera. "I am pleased with how Madison, Lindsay, and Anastasia were able to bounce back from their matches yesterday. Linda put herself in some great situations against one of the better players in the country, and we will learn from those situations and be ready for them the next time. We are excited to get back to competing again tomorrow and finish the fall slate strong."
In the Black Draw of doubles in The SDSU Fall Classic, Lindsay Hung and Katya Hersh came away with their second 6-1 victory in the draw. They won by the same score yesterday. Hung and Hersh defeated Alex Kuo and Hailey Stelse of Air Force in the semifinals on Saturday. Hung and Hersh will play Bunyawi Thamchaiwat and Tamara Arnold of SDSU in the finals.
Utah was looking to play its teammates, Linda Huang and Madison Tattini, in the finals, but they came up short as they were defeated 6-3.
In doubles in Las Vegas, the Utes duo of Samantha Horwood and Anastasia Goncharova advanced to the finals after a 6-2 victory over Izumi Asano and Coco Zhao of UNLV. They will face the doubles team of Natasha Puehese and Santa Strombacha of Grand Canyon in the finals.
In singles action, Huang matched up with Bunyawi Thamchaiwat, ranked 9th by the ITA in singles, in the semifinals. In a highly contested match, Huang came up short as she was defeated 6-3, 6-4.
Lindsay Hung and Madison Tattini picked up wins in singles action in San Diego. Hung faced Hailey Stelse of Air Force and came away with a 6-1, 6-4 victory. Tattini bounced back with a 6-1, 6-2 win of her own over Ella Pachl of UCSD.
Anastasia Goncharova found a singles win for the Utes in Las Vegas. She matched up against Ya Chi Hsu of Dixie State, and Goncharova came away with a 6-1, 6-2 victory.  ­ 
The Utes will be back in action on Sunday for the final days of the classics.