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Women's Tennis Defeats No. 48 Arizona, 4-1

Apr 20, 2022

OJAI, Calif. – The Utah Women's Tennis defeats the Arizona Wildcats, 4-1, in the first round of the Pac-12 Women's Tennis Championships. With the win, the Utes advance to the Quarterfinals. 
The win in the Pac-12 Championship was the first for the Utes since the 2017 season when they defeated Arizona, 4-2. 
The Utes clinched the doubles point with a win on courts one and two. Katya Hersh and Lindsay Hung finished first, losing to the Arizona duo of Belen Nevenhoven and Midori Castillo-Meza, 1-6. 
Emily Dush and Anastasia Goncharova won their match against Kayla Wilkins and Khim Iglupas shortly after, 6-2. To secure the doubles point, Linda Huang and Madison Tattini closed out doubles with their victory over Wildcats Kirsten Prelle and Salma Ziouti, 6-4. 
In Singles, Tattini was the first to finish, defeating Kirsten Prelle, 6-1, 6-3, which put the Utes ahead 2-0. Anya Lamoreaux earned Utah their second singles point of the match and third of the day for the Utes with her win against Khim Iglupas, 6-2,6-3. 
Dush finished third, losing to Arizona player Kayla Wilkins, 4-6, 3-6. Goncharova defeated Lexi Ryngler in the last match of the day, 6-4, 6-1, to clinch the win for Utah. 
All other matches were left unfinished, but Utah had won a set on each court. 
52 Utah 4, #48 Arizona 1
Linda Huang/Madison Tattini (UT) def. Kirsten Prelle/Salma Ziouti (ARIZ), 6-4
Emily Dush/Anastasia Goncharova (UT) def. Kayla Wilkins/Khim Iglupas (ARIZ), 6-2
Belen Nevenhoven/Midori Castillo-Meza (ARIZ) def. Lindsay Hung/Katya Hersh (UT), 6-1
Order of Finish: 3,2, 1
Linda Huang (UT) vs. Salma Ziouti (ARIZ), 5-7, 3-3 unfinished 
Kayla Wilkins (ARIZ) def. Emily Dush (UT), 6-4, 6-3
Anastasia Goncharova (UT) def. Lexi Ryngler (ARIZ), 6-4, 6-1 
Lindsay Hung (UT) vs. Midori Castillo-Meza (ARIZ), 4-6, 3-4 unfinished 
Madison Tattini (UT) def. Kirsten Prelle (ARIZ), 6-1, 6-3
Anya Lamoreaux (UT) def. Khim Iglupas (ARIZ), 6-2, 6-3
 Order of Finish: 5,6,2,3
With the win, Utah advances to the Quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Championship. The Utes will take on the Cal Bears on Thursday at 1 p.m. MT at the Ojai Valley Tennis Club. For more information on the Pac-12 Tournament, click here.
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