Veronika Rogova sealed the victory for SUU against SU at No. 2 singles
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SUU WTEN Defeats Seattle then Loses the Weather Battle vs AFA

March 26, 2014
By SUU Strategic Communication

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CEDAR CITY, Utah - Southern Utah University women's tennis found better weather in Las Vegas than in Cedar City, posting a 4-3 victory over Seattle at the Bally's Tennis Complex on Tuesday. However, a home match with Air Force on Wednesday was canceled because of rain.

In Las Vegas, Southern Utah dropped the doubles' point to Seattle, falling behind 1-0 going into the singles competition. The two teams were deadlocked at 3-3 as the Redhawks took No. 5 and No. 6 singles and the Thunderbirds took No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4 singles in straight sets.

The match ultimately came down to No. 2 singles where SUU's Veronika Rogova battled with Seattle's Kelli Woodman into the third set after the players split the first two. Rogova took the first set 6-3, but Woodman came back to take the second 7-5. The duo played more than two and a half hours to determine the match and Rogova sealed the individual win and the match for Southern Utah with a 6-3 result in the third.

SUU was set to host the Air Force Academy on Wednesday, but a delayed start time and rain caused the match to be canceled.

Southern Utah returns to the road for its next matches, facing Idaho State and Weber State next weekend. The Thunderbirds will play ISU on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. and the Wildcats on Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m.

Southern Utah University 4, Seattle 3

 Singles competition
1. IVANOVA, Alex (SUU) def. Lambert, Anna (SU) 6-0, 6-0
2. ROGOVA, Veronika (SUU) def. Woodman, Kelli (SU) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
3. MARUSHKO, Jane (SUU) def. Carey, Barbara (SU) 6-3, 6-2
4. VASILEVA, Nastia (SUU) def. Lucas, Sarah (SU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Weissmann, Gabriella (SU) def. SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) 6-4, 6-2
6. James, Kristen (SU) def. LUNDIN, Sarah (SUU) 6-2, 7-5

 Doubles competition
1. Weissmann, Gabriella/Lucas, Sarah (SU) def. IVANOVA, Alex/VASILEVA, Nastia (SUU) 8-4
2. ROGOVA, Veronika/MARUSHKO, Jane (SUU) def. Lambert, Anna/Wurden, Corinne (SU) 8-5
3. Garrard, Samantha/James, Kristen (SU) def. SKARAS, Madeline/LUNDIN, Sarah (SUU) 8-2

Match Notes:
Seattle 4-18
Southern Utah University 6-7