Thunderbirds Fall to Sacramento State
By SUU Strategic Communication
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Southern Utah University women’s tennis team traveled to California this weekend to play the Sacramento State Hornets for their second Big Sky match of the 2017 season. The Hornets took the victory 6-1.
In the doubles competition, senior Evgenia Marushko and junior Laura Martin Lozano won their respective match against Hornets’ Carolina Chernyetsky and Andie Mouzes 6-3. The Thunderbirds were unable to take the other two matches for the doubles point.
The Thunderbirds’ point came in the singles competition from junior Mikala Lowrance in the No. 2 position against Hornets’ Karina Vyrlan 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6).
“We’re improving in doubles, now we just have to put in all together to win the doubles point,” Thunderbird head coach Rose Ketmayura said. “I’m proud of how we competed in singles, but we’ve got to be more consistent as a team one through six. The girls have improved immensely, but just like doubles we have to pull it all together to win more singles matches. I’m very impressed with how Mikala competed from beginning to end. It was a long hard fought match, but she stayed focused and played through her nerves.”
The Thunderbird women’s tennis team plays next in Phoenix, Arizona, against Grand Canyon on Friday, February 24th at 10 a.m.
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1. LOAIZA ESQUIVIAS, Ana. (SAC) def. MARUSHKO, Evgenia (SUU) 6-2, 6-0
2. LOWRANCE, Mikala (SUU) def. VYRLAN, Karina (SAC) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6)
3. MOUZES, Andie (SAC) def. ENRIQUE SCHMIDT, Teresa (SUU) 6-1, 6-2
4. CHERNYETSKY, Carolina. (SAC) def. MARTIN LOZANO, Laura (SUU) 7-5, 6-3
5. WICKER, Sofia (SAC) def. SAGIAO, Charity (SUU) 6-1, 6-2
6. GULNOVA, Sofia (SAC) def. STOCKING, Cloe (SUU) 6-0, 7-5
1. VYRLAN, Karina/LOAIZA ESQUIVIAS, Ana (SAC) def. LOWRANCE, Mikala/ENRIQUE SCHMIDT, Teresa (SUU) 6-1
2. MARUSHKO, Evgenia/MARTIN LOZANO, Laura (SUU) def. CHERNYETSKY, Carolina/MOUZES, Andie (SAC) 6-3
3. GULNOVA, Sofia/WICKER, Sofia (SAC) def. SAGIAO, Charity/STOCKING, Cloe (SUU) 6-3
Southern Utah 1-5, 0-1 BSC
Sacramento State 2-7, 1-1 BSCOrder of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,5,3,6,4,2)