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Women’s Tennis Improves to 7-0; Best Start in Program History

Feb 4, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah women's tennis team continues to improve on its best start in school history as they defeated the Idaho State Bengals 5-2 to extend their record to 7-0 on the season.
"I am proud of the team for getting through these last couple of weeks and performing the way they have overall," remarked head coach Ric Mortera. "We certainly have things we are looking to improve, but they have had a good approach and mentality towards their development. I thought Emily was a definite highlight today with her match and an awesome response to her last couple of tough matches. We are going to get a couple of days off this weekend for some well-earned rest and are excited to get back to it next week."
Utah won its seventh doubles point of the season this evening, with all three doubles teams clinching a win. Katya Hersh and Lindsay Hung were the first to finish against the Bengal team Megan Lang-Gould / Alexandria Arkhipov, winning 6-1. 
Emily Dush and Anastasia Goncharova finished closely against ISU team Lola O'lideadha / Sol O'lideadha, also winning their match, 6-1. Linda Huang and Madison Tattini had a remarkable showing against Idaho State, Hana Cho / Leah Kuruvilla. The doubles team was down 0-3 against the Bengals but were able to make an amazing comeback, defeating their opponents 6-4. 
In singles, Hung and Goncharova were able to maintain their undefeated titles in both doubles and singles. Hung won her match against Idaho player, L. O'lideadha, 6-4 6-0, and Goncharova defeated her opponent, S. O'lideadha, 6-1 6-0. Huang fought it out against Bengals, Cho, in the first singles to win her match, 6-1 6-3.
Dush received another singles point for the Utes against Idaho State player, Lang-Gould, 6-0 6-2. Madeline Lamoreaux had an especially great match against ISU player Kuruvilla. Lamoreaux defeated her opponent 6-1 in the first set. In the second set, she traded games with Kuruvilla but lost 7-5, sending the match into a ten-point tiebreaker. Despite a strong showing, she was defeated 10-6. 
Utah Women's tennis will host Washington State on Friday, Feb 11, at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center.
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