Utah Defeats Minnesota, 4-0; Improve to 9-0
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah women's tennis program continued its school-record start on Sunday afternoon as they remained undefeated following a 4-0 win over the Minnesota Gophers. With the win, Utah improved to 9-0 on the season.
This weekend at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center featured three undefeated teams. Utah was the lone team to remain undefeated.
"The team did a much better job executing down the stretch in doubles," stated head coach Ric Mortera. "Huge credit to them to be able to learn from Friday's doubles matches and come back better. Overall, this was a fantastic weekend for our development and continued growth. We look forward to getting back to training this week and getting ready for our next opportunity."
Utah earned their eighth doubles point of the season. On court two, Emily Dush and Anastasia Goncharova defeated the Minnesota team of Dalila Said/Anfisa Danilchenko, 6-2.
On court 3, the Utah doubles team, Katya Hersh and Lindsay Hung fought it out with the Gopher Team, Ekin Ercetin / Maria Rizzolo, and won, 6-3.
In singles, Hung defeated her opponent, Ekin Ercetin, 6-3,6-2. Goncharova battled it out against Gopher, Vasia Karvouni. The two traded sets in the first game, but Goncharova ultimately won, 7-5. She went on to win her second set as well, 6-1. Following the win by Goncharova, the Utes led 3-0.
Linda Huang fought out her match against Minnesota player Rachel Hanford. Huang lost her first set, 6-2, but came back to win her second, 6-4. She won the final singles point for the Utes in the third set, 6-2.
The rest of the matches were left unfinished after Utah clinched, but the Utes led in two of the three games.
Utah will go head-to-head with Denver on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center in Salt Lake City at 11 a.m. MT.
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