Women’s Tennis Wraps Weekend In Montana
By SUU Strategic Communication
CEDAR CITY, Utah - The Thunderbird women’s tennis team spent the weekend in the state of Montana, squaring off against the Montana State Bobcats and the Montana Grizzlies.
Montana State 6, Southern Utah 1
Evgenia Marushko was the highlight for the Thunderbirds when they squared off against the Bobcats.
Marushko was victorious in the Thunderbird’s No. 1 singles match against Laura Middel 6-2, 4-6, 1-0.
In the No. 6 spot SUU’s Laura Martin Lozano was able to push her match to three sets, but wasn’t quite able to pull it out.
1. MARUSHKO, Evgenia (SUU) def. MIDDEL, Laura (MSU) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0
2. GOYETTE, Chloe (MSU) def. LOWRANCE, Mikala (SUU) 6-1, 6-4
3. HOLOPAINEN, Naomi (MSU) def. STOCKING, Cloe (SUU) 6-3, 6-2
4. PHILIPPOVA, Angelina (MSU) def. ENRIQUE SCHMIDT,Tere (SUU) 6-3, 6-2
5. BRYCKI, Jessica (MSU) def. SAGIAO, Charity (SUU) 6-2, 7-5
6. HOLOPAINEN, Wanda (MSU) def. MARTIN LOZANO, Laura (SUU) 7-6, 3-6, 1-0
1. MIDDEL, Laura/GOYETTE, Chloe (MSU) def. ENRIQUE SCHMIDT,Tere/LOWRANCE, Mikala (SUU) 6-1
2. HOLOPAINEN, Naomi/BRYCKI, Jessica (MSU) def. MARUSHKO, Evgenia/MARTIN LOZANO, Laura (SUU) 6-1
3. HOLOPAINEN, Wanda/CERKOVNIK, Shelby (MSU) def. SAGIAO, Charity/STOCKING, Cloe (SUU) 6-4
Montana 4, Southern Utah 3
The Thunderbirds had one of their best performances of the season against the Grizzlies in Missoula, but ended up falling to their Big Sky opponent 4-3.
SUU’s doubles pairings of Marushko and Martin Lozano in the No. 2 spot and Charity Sagiao and Cloe Stocking in the No. 3 spot were both able to win and claimed the doubles point for the Thunderbirds.
Marushko claimed victory in the No. 1 spot once again, bouncing back strong after dropping the first set to take the match 1-6, 6-0, 6-2.
SUU’s other point came from Sagiao, who knocked off Ana Carbo 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 5 spot.
“It was a very close match against Montana,” SUU head coach Rose Ketmayura said. “It came down to the last two matches, Charity and Laura. We needed to win both but only won one of those last two. Laura played injured. Cloe had a hard and very close three-set loss. We did win the doubles point for the first time this season though.”
Ketmayura went on to say she was impressed by what her team was able to do this weekend.
“The team played well,” she said. “We had a good weekend of constant, good tennis across the board.”
1. Evgenia Marushko (SUU) def. Hannah Sulz (UM) 1-6, 6-0, 6-2
2. Lidia Dukic (UM) def. Mikala Lowrance (SUU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Catherine Orfanos (UM) def. Teresa de Enrique Schmidt (SUU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Nathalie Joanlanne (UM) def. Cloe Stocking (SUU), 6-1, 5-7, 6-3
5. Charity Sagiao (SUU) def. Ana Carbo (UM) 6-3, 6-4
6. Cam Kincaid (UM) def. Laura Martin Lozano (SUU) 6-1, 6-1
1. Catherine Orfanos/Hannah Sulz (UM) vs. Teresa de Enrique Schmidt/Mikala Lowrance, 4-3 unfinished
2. Laura Martin Lozano/Evgenia Marushko (SUU) def. Lidia Dukic/Milica Panic (UM) 6-3
3. Charity Sagiao/Cloe Stocking (SUU) def. Nathalie Joanlanne/Cam Kincaid (UM) 6-3
The Thunderbirds will now turn their attention to March 15th when they will square off against Bradley University in Las Vegas before taking on UC Riverside on March 17th in Riverside, California.
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