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Thunderbirds Fall to Aggies

January 28, 2017
By SUU Strategic Communication

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LOGAN, Utah - The Southern Utah women’s tennis team was in Logan once again Saturday afternoon as they took on the Aggies of Utah State in their second match of the season. It was a close match all the way through, but in the end the Aggies would come out on top taking the match 4-3.

In the doubles competition, the Aggies were able to secure the point with a complete sweep of the T-Birds, taking each match by a score of 6-2.

The singles competition is where the Thunderbirds made their biggest push, winning three of the six matches. Senior Evgenia Marushko, junior Mikala Lowrance, and sophomore Charity Sagiao all won their respective matches to give the T-Birds three points. With the Thunderbirds leading 3-2, Aggies Hannah Jones and Jenna Kane were able to win their matches and give Utah State the win.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our team. We have worked so hard and it’s showing,” head coach Rose Ketmayura said. “The girls really believe they can do it and have come out to each practice with a different mindframe than in the past. They are improving each day and it is going to be amazing to see that translated into our future matches.”

The team will take next weekend off before heading to Las Vegas the following weekend for matches with Youngstown State, Idaho, and UNLV.

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Singles competition

1. Evgenia Marushko (SUUW) def. Lucy Octave (USU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

2. Mikala Lowrance (SUUW) def. Ellee Bullock (USU) 7-5, 6-1

3. Maggie O'Meara (USU) def. Teresa De Enrique (SUUW) 6-1, 6-2

4. Charity Sagiao (SUUW) def. Sophia Haleas (USU) 6-4, 6-4

5. Hannah Jones (USU) def. Laura Martin Lozano (SUUW) 6-2, 6-1

6. Jenna Kane (USU) def. Cloe Stocking (SUUW) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Ellee Bullock/Lucy Octave (USU) def. Mikala Lowrance/Teresa De Enrique (SUUW) 6-2

2. Maggie O'Meara/Hannah Jones (USU) def. Evgenia Marushko/Laura Martin Lozano (SUUW) 6-2

3. Jenna Kane/Sophia Haleas (USU) def. Charity Sagiao/Cloe Stocking (SUUW) 6-2

Match Notes:

Southern Utah 1-1

Utah State 2-0

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,4,2,1,5,6)