USU Women's Tennis Loses Close Match To Hawaii

April 6, 2005

LOGAN, Utah--In a close match here Wednesday afternoon Utah State's women's tennis team fell 4-3 to Hawai'i. The Aggies are now 9-10 on the season.

In singles action Aggie Jill Smith won the No. 2 spot after Sylvia Jaros from Hawaii retired in the first match because of a nagging wrist injury. Courtney Anderson scored for Utah State in the No. 4 spot after a close match up with Hawaii's Paige Mainor. Anderson finished Mainor off winning 7-6 (5), 6-1. Finally, in the No. 6 singles Lauren Monson won her match after playing Kana Aikawa in three sets. Monson sealed the match on the third set and finished with a score of 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

In doubles play Utah State's closest match came in the No. 1 spot while Lindsey Bennion and Carolyn Stephens played hard but were defeated by Hawaii's duo Lauren Fitzgerald and Mainor 8-6.

The Aggies will begin play agian on Sunday when they take on Eastern Washington here at the Sports Acadamy at 12 p.m.


No. 1 Lauren Fitzgerald (UH) def. Lindsey Bennion 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 Jill Smith (USU) def. Sylvia Jaros 3-0, RET
No. 3 Justine Boutet (UH) def. Carolyn Stephens 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 Courtney Anderson(USU) def. Paige Mainor 7-5 (5), 6-1
No. 5 Kimberly Curtis (UH) def. Andrea Barker 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 Lauren Monson (USU) def. Kana Aikawa 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

DOUBLES: No. 1 Fitzgerald/Mainor (UH) def. Bennion/Stephens, 8-6 No. 2 Jaros/Boutet (UH) def. Smith/Monson, 8-3 No. 3 Curtis/Bihag (UH) def. Barker/Anderson, 8-5



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