Alex Ivanova
SUU Strategic Communications

SUU Women's Tennis Nipped by Bears at Home

March 17, 2014
By SUU Strategic Communication

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CEDAR CITY, Utah - Southern Utah University women's tennis dropped the doubles point, but came back to take No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 singles. However, it wasn't enough as the University of Northern Colorado took a 4-3 victory over the Thunderbirds on Monday by taking No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles.

The Bears opened the match with victories at No. 3 doubles, 8-4, and No. 1 doubles, 8-2, to secure the doubles point. The match at No. 2 doubles was not finished as the teams agreed to hasten the match because of strong winds in Cedar City.

UNC took a 2-0 lead after picking up a win at No. 6 singles, but the Thunderbirds came back to take a 3-2 advantage with a clean sweep at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 singles. Veronika Rogova began the swing with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles and Jane Marushko followed with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles. Alex Ivanova broke a seven-match funk at No. 1 singles with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Adriana Nieto to give SUU the 3-2 advantage.

However, Northern Colorado answered with tough victories at No. 4 and No. 5 singles, capturing a tiebreaker in each contest and wrapping up the match 4-3.

Southern Utah will return to the courts tomorrow afternoon, hosting the University of North Dakota. The women are scheduled to face UND at 2:00 p.m., immediately following the men's matches at 10:00 a.m.

Tennis Match Results
Northern Colorado vs Southern Utah University
Mar 17, 2014 at Cedar City, Utah
(Thunderbird TC)

Northern Colorado 4, Southern Utah University 3

 Singles competition
1. IVANOVA, Alex (SUU) def. NIETO, Adriana (UNC) 6-2, 6-2
2. ROGOVA, Veronika (SUU) def. CATLIN, Stephanie (UNC) 6-2, 6-1
3. MARUSHKO, Jane (SUU) def. HOOLAHAN, Chrissie (UNC) 6-2, 6-3
4. WALTERS-WEST, Hilary (UNC) def. VASILEVA, Nastia (SUU) 6-0, 7-6 (8-6)
5. WEHNER, Laura (UNC) def. SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
6. COTON, Beth (UNC) def. LUNDIN, Sarah (SUU) 6-3, 6-1

 Doubles competition
1. CATLIN, Stephanie/COTON, Beth (UNC) def. IVANOVA, Alex/VASILEVA, Nastia (SUU) 8-2
2. HOOLAHAN, Chrissie/WEHNER, Laura (UNC) def. ROGOVA, Veronika/MARUSHKO, Jane (SUU) retired
3. NIETO, Adriana/SCHULTE, Courtney (UNC) def. SKARAS, Madeline/LUNDIN, Sarah (SUU) 8-4

Match Notes:
Northern Colorado 7-5 (5-0)
Southern Utah University 3-6 (0-3)
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,2,3,1,5,4)