Freshman Sarah Pham earned the match-clinching point in the Utes' 5-2 upset of Boise State.
Feb. 12, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY- The 47th-ranked University of Utah women's tennis team (4-3) upset 38th-ranked Boise State (5-2, 1-0), by a score of 5-2, Saturday at the Eccles Tennis Center. After dropping the doubles the Utes went 5-1 in singles for the victory over the Broncos. Freshman Sarah Pham earned the match-clinching point for Utah with her 6-4, 7-6(4) defeat of Marlena Pietzuch at the No. 4 spot.
"We've had an intense rivalry with Boise State," said head coach Mat Iandolo. "This was a great match between two evenly matched, highly competitive teams. I think Beck has done a great job with this team and we are looking forward to keeping this rivalry going for years to come."
Senior Evgenia Kryuchkova and freshman Lucia Kovarcikova dropped an 8-6 decision to Elyse Edwards and Sonia Klamczynska at the No. 2 spot. Redshirt sophomore Lexi Provancha and Pham fell to Sandy Vo and Stephanie Jasper at the No. 3 position 9-7, giving Boise State the doubles point.
In singles play, Miles downed Morgan Basil 6-3, 6-1, at the No. 6 spot, evening the score at 1-1.
Putilina, ranked No. 82, bested Megale at the No. 1 position 7-6(4), 6-3, putting Utah up 2-1.
Kryuchkova, ranked No. 60, topped Klamczynska 7-6(6), 6-1, at the No. 2 spot, giving the Utes a 3-1 lead over the Broncos.
Pham then clinched the win for Utah at 4-2 from the No. 4 spot.
Kovarcikova defeated Jasper 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, at the No. 3 position, making the final score 5-2 in favor of the Utes.
Utah returns to action next week against Arizona and Rice.
#47 Utah 5, #38 Boise State 2
Feb 12, 2011 at Salt Lake City (Eccles Tennis Center)
Doubles competition 1. #49 Anastasia Putilina/Paige Miles (UU) def. Lauren Megale/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) 8-6 2. Elyse Edwards/Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) def. Evgenia Kryuchkova/Lucia Kovarcikova (UU) 8-6 3. Sandy Vo/Stephanie Jasper (BSU) def. Lexi Provancha/Sarah Pham (UU) 9-7
Singles competition 1. #82 Anastasia Putilina (UU) def. Lauren Megale (BSU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 2. #60 Evgenia Kryuchkova (UU) def. Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1 3. Lucia Kovarcikova (UU) def. Stephanie Jasper (BSU) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 4. Sarah Pham (UU) def. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) 5. Elyse Edwards (BSU) def. Lexi Provancha (UU) 6-3, 7-5 6. Paige Miles (UU) def. Morgan Basil (BSU) 6-3, 6-1
Match Notes: Boise State 5-2, 1-0; National ranking #38 Utah 4-3; National ranking #47 Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,1,2,5,4,3)