Junior Emily Kwok will be the No. 2 seed in the Utah Invitational.
Jan. 8, 2007
The University of Utah women's tennis team will play host to the Utah Invitational this week. The tournament will run from January 12-14 and will include competitors from Utah, Weber State, and Utah State.
The Weber State Wildcats were last seen at the Boise State Invitational on November 5, 2006 playing against the University of Idaho. The tournament ended with four singles wins; two wins coming from Ashley Schapper, and Gabi Venditto and Keya Adamson each won one. In doubles play, Venditto and Inalise Pienaar paired up to take two match victories, and a third win came from Schapper and Kate Ennenga.
The Utah State Aggies competed last in the Central Region Tournament hosted by the Utes on October 18-22, 2006. In the main draw singles competition, Erin Monson and Courtney Anderson won their matches in the Round of 64. Anderson also took a victory in doubles play with partner Dee Dee Nelson in the Round of 64.
The University of Utah women's tennis team last played in the Central Region Tournament. Six singles players and four doubles teams from the Utes qualified and competed in the main draw competition. In singles play, sophomore Leigh Walsh ended competition in the Round of 32, junior Emily Kwok ended in the Round of 16, and junior Elizabeth Ferris played into the Semifinals. Duo Ferris and Walsh, along with duo Kwok and Cheyenne Reveche competed in the doubles main draw, both losing in the Round of 16.
Quote from Head Coach Megan Dorny
"This tournament, although small in comparison to some of the others we played in the fall, is a great opportunity for the tennis team to get back into top competitive form prior to the first dual match of the season. It is also a great opportunity for the coaches to get an early look at the Utah St. and Weber St. teams and begin to prepare for our dual matches against them in February."
The University of Utah women's tennis team will play their home opener against Washington State on January 25, 2007, at 5:00 p.m.