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Women’s Tennis Falls to Denver, 4-3

Feb 19, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Women's tennis team went head-to-head with the Denver Pioneers on Saturday at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center and was defeated 4-3 by the Pioneers. 
"Today was a tough match today, and credit Denver for outplaying us in some key situations," remarked head coach Ric Mortera. "The doubles point was crucial, and we will be reviewing some things to see how we can improve. I can't express how important of an experience this is for us at this point in the season, and I look forward to seeing how the team responds."
In doubles, Linda Huang and Madison Tattini battled it out with the Denver team, Britt Pursell / Camille Vanderson, and were defeated 6-2. Lindsay Hung and Katya Hersh faced Pioneers Toni Nelson and Tatum Burger and lost 6-1. Anastasia Goncharova and Emily Dush's match against Anna Riedmiller and Andrea Burguete was left unfinished, but the Utes led 5-2.
In No. 6 singles, Tattini tied the match back up, 1-1, by winning against her opponent Tatum Burger, 6-2, 6-1. 
Finishing second in singles, Huang went matched up with Anna Riedmiller. She lost her first set, 6-1, but she traded games with Riedmiller in the second until she was narrowly defeated, 6-4.
Hung was able to gain the Utes another point in her remarkable match against Andrea Burguete. She lost her first set, 6-2 but was able to win her next two, 6-3, 6-1. 
Dush played Pioneer Britt Pursell in a tough match and won her first set 6-3. Pursell came back to win the following two sets. 
Goncharova tied up the match once again 3-3, as she took on Camille Vanderson. The Ute won her first set 6-0 but lost her second, 4-6. Goncharova came back to clinch the match in the last set, 6-3.
Anya Lamoreaux matched up with Toni Nelson in an extremely tough match. Lamoreaux lost her first set 6-4. In the second set, which was a back and forth affair, Lamoreaux and Nelson were tied at five. However, Nelson came out on top, 7-5, for the Pioneers. 
Utah is set to play on Friday, Feb 25 at 5 p.m. MT on their home court against BYU.
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