Utah State Women's Tennis Falls in Battle of the Aggies at New Mexico State
An early lead with the doubles point was not enough to propel the Utah State women's tennis team as it lost to Western Athletic Conference rival New Mexico State, 6-2, here Friday.

 
An early lead with the doubles point was not enough to propel the Utah State women's tennis team as it lost to Western Athletic Conference rival New Mexico State, 6-2, here Friday.
 
 

April 12, 2013

Complete Results

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -

An early lead with the doubles point was not enough to propel the Utah State women’s tennis team as it lost to Western Athletic Conference rival New Mexico State, 6-2, here Friday.

Sophomore McKenzie Davis and freshman Kallie Sperry got the afternoon started with an 8-6 win over Ginet Pinero and Ros-Polly Nguyen at the first doubles position. Jodie Williams and Denise Van Der Ben defeated sophomore Hillary Hays and senior Kristina Voytsekhovich at the second doubles position, 8-3, while senior Julie Tukuafu and freshman Ashley Stuhlmann swept NMSU’s Annemieke Witte and Mia Brandt at the third doubles position, 8-0, securing the point.

Moving to singles play, Davis again notched the only win for USU, defeating Williams at the No. 1 position (6-0, 6-1). Voysekhovich fell to Pinero (6-1, 6-2) at the No. 2 spot, while Tukuafu was defeated by Van Der ban (7-5, 6-4) at No. 3 singles. At the No. 4 spot, Sperry fell to Witte in a tight first set (7-6, 6-1) and Hays lost to Nguyen at the No. 5 position (6-2, 6-1). Stuhlmann wrapped the match up at the No. 6 spot with a straight-set loss to Brandt (6-2, 6-3).

With the loss, the Aggies fall to 5-11 overall and 1-5 in league play. The team will be back in action in Las Cruces against WAC foe Denver on Saturday at 10 a.m., MT. 

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New Mexico State 5, Utah State 2
Singles:
1. McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Jodie Williams (NMSU) 6-0, 6-1
2. Ginet Pinero (NMSU) def. Kristina Voytsekhovich (USU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Denise Van Der Ben (NMSU) def. Julie Tukuafu (USU) 7-5, 6-4
4. Annemieke Witte (NMSU) def. Kallie Sperry (USU) 7-6, 6-1
5. Ros-Polly Nguyen (NMSU) def. Hillary Hays (USU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Mia Brandt (NMSU) def. Ashley Stuhlmann (USU) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles:
1. Davis/Sperry (USU) def. Pinero/Nguyen (NMSU) 8-6
2. Williams/Van Der Ben (NMSU) def. Hays/Voytsekhovich (USU) 8-3
3. Tukuafu/Stuhlmann (USU) def. Witte/Brandt (NMSU) 8-0

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