SALT LAKE CITY- The 44th-ranked Utah women's tennis team (8-6, 2-0) defeated Wyoming (6-10, 1-2), 7-0, in the Utes' second conference match of the season, Saturday. Senior Leigh Walsh earned her fourth match clinching point by downing Carly Van Hollen at the No. 3 position, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.
"I am not all that upset about having several close singles matches against an un-ranked team," said head coach Mat Iandolo. "Rather, I believe that head coach Kati Gyulai is doing a great job, and I am very impressed with how Wyoming fought. Tomorrow we look to close out the weekend 3-0."
Walsh and Sophomore Evgenia Kryuchkova at the No. 3 doubles position blanked Calli Pass and Carolina Chaix, 8-0. Freshmen Anastasia Putilina and Lisa Johnson downed Jaime Nelson and Rebecca Berger at the No. 2 spot, 8-4, clinching the doubles point for Utah.
Juniors Erin Monson and Andrea Maughan completed the Utes' doubles sweep by defeating Sarah Summerfield and Van Hollen at the No. 1 position ,8-6.
In singles play Maughan at the No. 6 spot topped Pass, 6-0, 6-0, putting Utah up 2-0. Freshman Lexi Provancha then downed Chaix at the No. 5 position, 6-0, 6-0, setting Walsh up to clinch the Ute victory.
Monson at the No. 2 spot defeated Berger, 7-6, 6-2, and Johnson topped Nelson at the No. 4 position 7-6, 6-4, to put Utah up 6-0.
Putilina at the No. 1 spot downed Summerfield, 7-6, 5-7, 10-5, making the final score 7-0.
Utah hosts Air Force (9-10, 0-2) Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Eccles Tennis Center to round out their opening weekend of conference play. This will be the last home match for Utah's four seniors.
#44 Utah 7, Wyoming 0
1. Anastasia Putilina (UT) def. Sarah Summerfield (WYO) 7-6, 5-7, 10-5
2. Erin Monson (UT) def. Rebecca Berger (WYO) 7-6, 6-2
3. Leigh Walsh (UT) def. Carly Van Hollen (WYO) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
4. Lisa Johnson (UT) def. Jaime Nelson (WYO) 7-6, 6-4
5. Lexi Provancha (UT) def. Carolina Chaix (WYO) 6-0, 6-0
6. Andrea Maughan (UT) def. Calli Pass (WYO) 6-0, 6-0
1. Erin Monson/Andrea Maughan (UT) def. Sarah Summerfield/Carly Van Hollen (WYO) 8-6
2. Anastasia Putilina/Lisa Johnson (UT) def. Jaime Nelson/Rebecca Berger (WYO) 8-4
3. Leigh Walsh/Evgenia Kryuchkova (UT) def. Calli Pass/Carolina Chaix (WYO) 8-0