Utah State Women's Tennis Loses, 7-0, at Denver
Senior Maggie O'Meara
Senior Maggie O'Meara
Feb. 9, 2018

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DENVER, Colo. - Utah State women's tennis (4-4) lost, 7-0, to Denver (3-2) in Colorado on Friday night.

"Denver is an extremely good team," head coach Sean McInerney said. "They play smart and simply played the big points better today. I was proud of our effort. We are getting better up and down the lineup, so I am excited about that."

In doubles, sophomore Rhoda Tanui and Hannah Jones lost, 0-6, at the No. 1 spot to senior Julia O'Loughlin and junior Bianca Mok, who are the No. 57 ranked doubles tandem in the nation. Senior Maggie O'Meara and freshman Sasha Pisareva won, 6-3, at the No. 2 spot against freshmen Hada Chang and Anna Riedmiller. The doubles point came down to the No. 3 spot, where senior Sabrina Demerath and redshirt freshman Alexandra Taylor went into a tiebreaker with freshman Camille Verden-Anderson and redshirt junior Arisha Ladhani, losing 6-7 (2). 

In singles, Tanui lost to No. 123 Mok at the No. 2 spot, 4-6, 0-6. O'Meara then lost at the No. 5 spot to senior Gracia Mboko, 2-6, 2-6. Ladhani clinched the win for the Pioneers at the No. 3 spot with a 7-5, 6-2 win over sophomore Lucy Octave. The teams played out the remaining matches, with Jones losing at the No. 4 spot, 4-6, 3-6, against Chang. Demerath lost, 5-7, 2-6, at the No. 6 spot against Verden-Anderson. Pisareva lost her first set at the No. 1 spot against No. 47 O'Loughlin, 4-6, but came back to win the second, 6-4. The match was decided in a tiebreaker where Pisareva lost, 9-11.

USU next looks to take on Utah in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m.

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Denver 7, Utah State 0

1. #57 Julia O'Loughlin/Bianca Mok (DU) def. Rhoda Tanui/Hannah Jones (USU) 6-0
2. Maggie O'Meara/Sasha Pisareva (USU) def. Hada Chang/Anna Riedmiller (DU) 6-3
3. Camille Verden-Anderson/Arisha Ladhani (DU) def. Sabrina Demerath/Alexandra Taylor (USU) 7-6 (7-2)

1. #47 Julia O'Loughlin (DU) def. Sasha Pisareva (USU) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (11-9)
2. #123 Bianca Mok (DU) def. Rhoda Tanui (USU) 6-4, 6-0
3. Arisha Ladhani (DU) def. Lucy Octave (USU) 7-5, 6-2
4. Hada Chang (DU) def. Hannah Jones (USU) 6-4, 6-3
5. Gracia Mboko (DU) def. Maggie O'Meara (USU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Camille  Verden-Anderson (DU) def. Sabrina Demerath (USU) 7-5, 6-2




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