Nika Rogova and Nastya Vasileva
SUU Strategic Communications

Thunderbird Tennis Swept at Sacramento State

March 15, 2014
By SUU Strategic Communication

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Southern Utah University women's tennis was left still looking for its first conference win of the season after suffering a 7-0 defeat at Sacramento State on Saturday. The loss puts the Thunderbirds at 3-5 on the year and 0-2 in the Big Sky Conference, while Sac State moved to 2-7 and 1-0 in conference with the win.

SUU was out of sync in doubles as the match began, capturing only one game at No. 1 doubles, 8-1, and falling 8-0 at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles.

The tough road continued in singles as the No. 1, No. 5 and No. 6 singles spots combined to take just two games in 6-1, 6-0; 6-0, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-0 results, respectively. Nika Rogova, playing at No. 2, narrowly fell in a tiebreak, first set, 7-6, in her match with Sacramento's Daria Savchenko. However, the second set got away as Savchenko punctuated the match with a 6-1 win.

Southern Utah will be back in action on Monday, hosting Northern Colorado in the 2014 home opener for the Thunderbirds. The women are slated to play at 10:00 a.m. with the men's match against the Bears scheduled at 2:00 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
Southern Utah vs Sacramento State
Mar 15, 2014 at Sacramento, Calif.
(Rio Del Oro RC)

Sacramento State 7, Southern Utah 0

Singles competition
1. NGUYEN, Jennifer (SAC) def. IVANOVA, Alex (SUU) 6-1, 6-0
2. SAVCHENKO, Daria (SAC) def. ROGOVA, Veronika (SUU) 7-6, 6-1
3. SOLTANICI, Alina (SAC) def. MARUSHKO, Jane (SUU) 6-3, 6-0
4. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SAC) def. VASILEVA, Nastia (SUU) 6-1, 6-2
5. KNOEBL, Katharina (SAC) def. SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) 6-0, 6-0
6. BOIJA, Olivia (SAC) def. LUNDIN, Sarah (SUU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. BOIJA, Olivia/LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SAC) def. IVANOVA, Alex/VASILEVA, Nastia (SUU) 8-1
2. NGUYEN, Jennifer/SAVCHENKO, Daria (SAC) def. MARUSHKO, Jane/ROGOVA, Veronika (SUU) 8-0
3. KNOEBL, Katharina/SOLTANICI, Alina (SAC) def. LUNDIN, Sarah/SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) 8-0

Match Notes:
Southern Utah 3-5, 0-2 BSC
Sacramento State 2-7, 1-0 BSC
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,6,3,1,4,2)