Skip to main content

Women's Tennis Wraps Up ITA Regionals

Oct 15, 2022

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – The Utah women's tennis team ITA Mountain Regional Championships ended on Saturday as they were knocked out of the main draws.
 
"We got better this week," stated head coach Ric Mortera. "In certain facets, we definitely didn't execute to the level we expected of ourselves, but this was a good experience for us, and we will continue to get better. We are very much looking forward to getting back to Salt Lake and getting back to work."
  
In the semifinals of the doubles draw, third-seeded Madison Tattini and Anastasia Goncharova matched up against Yujia Huang and Emilee Astle of BYU. The Utes came up short as they were defeated 7-5, 6-2, to be eliminated from the main draw.
 
Kaila Barksdale, the 9th-seeded singles player in the draw, matched up with the top-seeded player, Molly Helgesson, of UNLV, in the semifinals. Barksdale came away with the first set one, 7-5, but dropped set two, 7-6. Helgesson earned a 6-3 victory in the third and final set.
 
In the consolation draw, Marcela Lopez faced Zara Lennon of Colorado State. She earned a first-set win, 6-4, and followed with a 6-1 second set to earn the victory. This was her second straight win over a Colorado State Ram.
 
ITA Mountain Regionals – Day 3 Results 
Doubles (Main Draw) – Semifinal
Yujia Huang/Emilee Astle (BYU) def. 3rd-Seeded Madison Tattini/Anastasia Goncharova (UU), 7-5, 6-2
 
Singles (Main Draw) – Semifinals 
Top-seeded Molly Helgesson (UNLV) def. 9th-seeded Kaila Barksdale (UU), 5-7, 7-6, 6-3
 
Consolation 
Marcela Lopez (UU) def. Zara Lennon (CSU), 6-4, 6-1
 
FOLLOW THE UTES!
Fans can follow us on social media (Twitter: @UteWomensTennis | Instagram: @UtahWomensTennis | Facebook: Facebook.com/Utahwomenstennis).