Utah State Women's Tennis Opens Weekend With Loss to UTEP
April 11, 2013
EL PASO, Texas - With a long weekend ahead, Utah State women's tennis had a rough start, falling 6-1 to the Miners of UTEP in El Paso, Texas Thursday afternoon.
UTEP earned the doubles point winning two of the three matches. Martina Trierweiler and Rebeca Calvillo defeated sophomore McKenzie Davis and freshman Kallie Sperry, 8-6, while Marie LeBlond and Gabi Vazquez took down sophomore Hillary Hays and senior Kristina Voytsekhovich, 8-4. Senior Julie Tukuafu and freshman Ashley Stuhlmann avoided the doubles shutout with an 8-3 win over Anastasiya Sylenko and Matilda Rose Tench.
In singles action, Davis earned the only win for the Aggies with a three-set win over Calvillo at the No. 1 position, (6-4, 5-7, 10-7). At the No. 2 spot, Voytsekhovich got swept by Trierweiler (6-0, 6-0), while Tukuafu fell to Vazquez, retiring in the middle of the second set (6-2, 4-1) at the No. 3 position. At the No. 4 spot, Sperry was defeated by LeBlond (6-1, 6-4) while Hays fought through three sets against Tench at the No. 5 position, before falling 4-6, 6-1, 10-4. Stuhlmann wrapped up the match with a straight-set loss to Jamie-Leigh Michau (6-2, 6-2).
The Aggies, now 5-10, continue their roadswing Friday as they take on Western Athletic Conference rival New Mexico State. Action from Las Cruces is set to get underway at 2 p.m., MT.
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UTEP 6, Utah State 1
1. McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Rebeca Calvillo (UTEP) 6-4, 5-7, 10-7
2. Martina Trierweiler (UTEP) def. Kristina Voytsekhovich (USU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Gabi Vazquez (UTEP) def. Julie Tukuafu (USU) 6-2, 4-1 (retired)
4. Marie LeBlond (UTEP) def. Kallie Sperry (USU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Matilda Rose Tench (UTEP) def. Hillary Hays (USU) 4-6, 6-1, 10-4
6. Jamie-Leigh Michau (UTEP) def. Ashley Stuhlmann (USU) 6-2, 6-2