Lobos Fall 7-0 to #38 Utah Away

Feb. 24, 2013


SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – The Lobos had a rough weekend away from home as they finished out the final day falling 7-0 to #38 Utah. The Lobos will continue to travel taking on a three day weekend starting March 1st against Montana, Montana State and Idaho in Bozeman, Mont.

The match started in the late morning first with some doubles action.

At number one, Michaela Bezdickova and Laura Richardson teamed up to face Paige Miles and Tereza Bekerova. The Lobo duo gained four games on their opponents before falling with a score of 8-4.

At the number two spot, Nikolina Grbac and Kristin Eggleston paired up to face Natasha Smith and Elan Najera-Salas. The duo took two games before falling to Utah 8-2.

The partnership of Michaela Oldani and Sarah Mahboob Khan played at the number three court against Sarah Pham and Callie Craig. The duo was outmatched as they fell to the Utes with a score of 8-1.

The Utes took the doubles point and never looked back as they headed into singles.

At the number one spot, Michaela Bezdickova took her opponent Pham to a first set tiebreak. Bezdickova fell in the tiebreak 7-2, giving her competitor the momentum to take the match with a final score of 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.

At the number two position, Nikolina Grbac fell to Bekerova with a score of 6-1, 6-0.

At the third court, Kristin Eggleston took two games in the second set before falling with a final score of 6-0, 6-2 to Craig.

At number four singles, Khan faced Najera-Salas. Khan gained two games on her opponent in the first but it was not enough as she fell with a final score of 6-2, 6-3.

At the fifth court, Richardson fell to Smith with a score of 6-0, 6-1.

At the number six spot, Wookey also fell with a score of 6-0, 6-1 to her opponent, Miles.

“Today was a tough day,” Head Coach Erica Perkins Jasper said. “Although we made some progress individually in some areas we've been focusing on, we couldn't get everything going--and against an experienced, well-coached team like Utah, that isn't going to cut it. I am though very proud of how this team has come together and the way they have taken care of the controllables this season so far. We have confidence we'll continue to make progress and improve as the season rolls along.”

The Lobos are now 2-4 overall and will travel to Bozeman, Montana to take on Montana, Montana State, and Idaho from March 1-3, 2013.

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