Senior Anastasia Putilina.
Jan. 16, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- The University of Utah women's tennis team closed out its final day of play at the University of Virginia Winter Classic, Monday. The Utes played all of their day three matches against opponents from 23rd-ranked Alabama.
"After two days of intense tennis we came out a little flat today," said head coach Mat Iandolo. "We were taught a valuable lesson and will get better from this experience."
In singles flight-A, 90th-ranked senior Anastasia Putilina dropped a close 7-5, 7-6, match to 43rd-ranked Alexa Guarachi. Guarachi was named the tournament singles champion, while Putilina was the runner-up.
In flight-D, freshman Natasha Smith fell to Taylor Lindsey 6-2, 6-3, while freshman Danielle Flores dropped a 6-3, 6-3, decision to Antonia Foehse in flight-E. In flight-F sophomore Lucia Kovarcikova fell to Emily Zabor 6-4, 6-4, while freshman Sammie Watson dropped a 6-3, 7-5, decision to Alex Clay.
The Utes return to action at the ITA Kickoff Weekend Jan. 28-29, in Los Angeles, Calif.
UVa Winter Classic-Day Three
January 16, 2012
#43 Alexa Guarachi (Alabama) def. #90 Anastasia Putilina (Utah) 7-5, 7-6
#13 Mary Anne Macfarlane (Alabama) def. Sarah Pham (Utah) 6-4, 6-0
Taylor Lindsey (Alabama) def. Natasha Smith (Utah) 6-2, 6-3
Antonia Foehse (Alabama) def. Danielle Flores (Utah) 6-3, 6-3