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Women's Tennis Picks Up Two Wins Saturday

Jan 22, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah women's tennis team improved to 4-0 on the season after two 7-0 victories over Montana and Seattle U on Saturday at the George S. Eccles Tennis Complex. 
"I am really pleased with how well the team competed this weekend," remarked head coach Ric Mortera. "They had another great week of practice, and I thought it showed in the matches. I was especially happy with our doubles play; we were moving and executing well. We certainly have some things that we would like to work on, but overall, I feel that the team has done a good job of building on our previous matches. We are looking forward to another week of preparation and our next opportunity."
Utah 7, Montana 0
Utah started the day head to head with Montana in doubles. The Utes were able to win all three of their matches against the Grizzlies, gaining the team the doubles point. Doubles teams of Linda Huang/Madison Tattini and Emily Dush/ Anastasia Goncharova defeated their opponents, Grace Haugen/ Olivia Oosterbaan and Alex Walker/ Lauren Dunlap, 6-2. Utah claimed the No. 3 win by forfeit as Montana could not field a team. 
The Utes finished their morning with singles against the Griz. Despite a couple of close matchups, Utah was able to come away with all six singles' points. In second singles, Dush battled against Grizzly's Oosterbaan, winning her first set 6-2. Oosterbaan put up a good fight, tying up the second set 5-5, but Dush was able to take the next two games to win the match, 7-5.
Utah's match was clinched when Lindsay Hung won in No. 3 singles on the day. She won 6-2, 6-3 against the Griz to win the match for the Utes. Linda Huang had a 6-0, 6-2 win for the Utes on the day. Anastasia Goncharova and Madison Tattini picked up single wins for the Utes against Montana.
Utah 7, Seattle U 0
Utah went up against Seattle U later in the day and started with doubles. All three doubles teams, Huang/ Tattini, Dush/ Goncharova, and Lindsay Hung/ Katya Hersh, defeated their opponents 6-0 in a quick matchup against the Redhawks.  
Utah finished the day in a final battle against the Redhawks in singles. The Utes were able to win all six singles for the second time. Samantha Horwood won by forfeit, making it 2-0 Utah. Katya Hersh followed with a 6-0, 6-1 victory. Madeline Lamoreaux clinched the matches for the Utes by winning 6-0, 6-2 in No. 4 singles. 
Huang picked up her second win of the day in singles action with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Liliya Dimova. Goncharova picked up her second singles victory of the day, winning 6-2, 6-1. Hung had an especially remarkable win. She battled against Seattle U player Mireia Fehr and lost her first set, 2-6. Hung fought back in her second set, winning it 6-2 and sending the match into a 10-point tiebreaker. She was able to clinch her victory, 10-5.
Utah Women's tennis is next headed to Cincinnati, Ohio, to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Friday, Jan. 28 at 4:00 pm MT.
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