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West, Davis lead USU past Seattle at home

staff writer

Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Updated: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 12:04

 

The Utah State Women’s tennis team played three games this weekend against WAC opponents. The Aggies took on Texas State, Seattle University and nationally-ranked San Jose State. 

San Jose State proved to be a little much for the Aggies on Friday. 

The Spartans, who are undefeated in conference play, beat the Aggies 4-0. Three of the matches didn’t finish because San Jose State already had won the doubles point and the No. 1, 3, and 4 singles spots, clinching the victory. 

Jaci West looked like she was on her way to a quality conference win. West was in a battle when the match ended with opponent Leon Chao, but West had the momentum. After losing the first set 3-6, she stormed back in the second to win 6-1 and had the lead 2-1 in the third set before the match ended early.

  Utah State battled with Texas State Saturday, ultimately losing 4-3. The Aggies started strong, winning the doubles point and at the No. 1 and 2 spots, making it unnecessary to finish the third doubles match. Then the Aggies picked up wins at the No. 1 and 2 singles matches with Mckenzie Davis and Jaci West. After an early lead, however, the Aggies proceeded to lose in the No. 3, 4, 5 and 6 singles matches.

  The Aggies ended their homestand Sunday against Seattle University. They picked up their first in conference win of the season 4-3. 

The Aggies dominated in the doubles competition, easily taking the point. In the No. 1 doubles spot, Mckenzie Davis and Jaci West cruised to an 8-1 win while Kristina Voytsekhovich and Kallie Sperry easily won their match 8-2 in the No. 2 doubles spot.

With the wins in the first and second spot, the third match did not finish.

    In the No. 1 singles spot, Mckenzie Davis overpowered her opponent, dropping one game in two sets and picking up her 10th win this year. Kallie Sperry and Ashley Stuhlmann also picked wins in the No. 4 and 6 spots, respectively.

    The Aggies improved to 5-10 on the season and picked up their first WAC win with three conference matches left. USU plays in El Paso against UTEP on Thursday, April 11, where the Aggies look to continue their momentum from Sunday’s match.

 

– dahdahjm@gmail.com

Twitter: @Dahdahjeff

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