Feb. 17, 2012
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- .In the first of two matches in two days, the Utah State women's tennis team fell 6-1 to No. 37 UNLV on Friday.
In the first doubles position, junior Jaci West and freshman McKenzie Davis lost to Nives Pavlovic and Aleksandra Josifoska, (8-1). Senior Romina Nedakovic and junior Kristina Voytsekhovich were next, who fell to UNLV's Lucia Batta and Manon de Lanlay, (8-1). Freshman Kimberly Watts and senior Brianna Rowland (Harris) were the only USU pair to see success, as they defeated Annet Ferenczi-Bako and Ella Bourchier, (8-5).
Moving to singles play, West fell in two sets to No. 50 Batta, (6-0, 6-2). Davis fought hard through three matches, but was dealt her first loss of the spring season at the hands of Josifoska, (6-1, 3-6, 6-2). Voytsekhovich was next and was topped by Pavlovic in two, (6-3, 6-2), followed by Nedakovic who lost to de Lanlay, (6-4, 6-1). Rowland (Harris) was then dropped in two sets by Ferenczi-Bako, (6-3, 6-3). Senior Julie Tukuafu earned the Aggies' only point of the match, as well as her first win of the season, defeating Bourchier, (6-1, 6-3).
The USU women continue action from Las Vegas as they take on the Highlanders of UC Riverside on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. (MT). Following the roadtrip, they will begin a five-match homestand, starting by hosting Seattle on Saturday, March 3 at 9 a.m. at the Logan Sports Academy and Racquet Club.
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UNLV 6, Utah State 1
1. Nives Pavlovic/Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) def. Jaci West/McKenzie Davis (USU) 8-1
2. Lucia Batta/Manon de Lanlay (UNLV) def. Romina Nedakovic/K. Voytsekhovich (USU) 8-1
3. Kimberly Watts/Brianna Rowland (USU) def. Anett Ferenczi-Bako/Ella Bourchier (UNLV) 8-5
1. #50 Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. Jaci West (USU) 6-0, 6-2
2. Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) def. McKenzie Davis (USU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
3. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) def. K. Voytsekhovich (USU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Manon de Lanlay (UNLV) def. Romina Nedakovic (USU) 6-4, 6-1
5. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Brianna Rowland (USU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Julie Tukuafu (USU) def. Ella Bourchier (UNLV) 6-1, 6-3
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