NCAA Womens Tennis

Singles Battle Results In Husky Win Over No. 44 Utah

Singles Battle Results In Husky Win Over No. 44 Utah

SEATTLE –  The Washington women’s tennis team clinched a grueling match over No. 44 Utah Sunday at Quillian Tennis Stadium to improve to 12-6 (2-2 Pac-12).
Doubles action finished quickly as ones and twos both secured 6-2 victories to give Washington a 1-0 lead.
Alexia Jacobs and Astrid Olsen earned their seventh win as the No. 1 pair and the new pair of Dariya Detkovskaya and Erika Matsuda improved to 2-1 at No. 2.
No. 67 Jacobs got her 12th singles win of her freshman campaign, taking down Utah’s Barksdale in 6-4, 6-4 sets.
Olsen fell in straight sets on court 3 as Erika Matsuda took down the Utes’ 75th-ranked Lopez 6-2, 7-5.
Catherine Gagnon battled back in her second set but fell on court 6 to Utah’s Akid (6-3, 7-5). Gagnon’s match was the last to wrap up for awhile, as Dariya Detkovskaya and Melissa Sakar’s matches lasted an hour longer.
Sakar grabbed a 6-3 first set win and couldn’t pull off the second set tiebreak. She dominated in the third, going up three games to none before finishing the set 6-1 and clinching the match for the Dawgs. Sakar improved to 14-3 in singles action this season.
Detkovskaya’s match finished in similar fashion, as the senior picked up a dominant 6-1 first set and fell in a second, 5-7. A 6-4 third set gave the Dawgs a 5-2 edge after grinding out nearly a four-hour match.
Washington Women’s Tennis

March 17, 2024

Quillian Tennis Stadium

No. 29 Washington – 5
No. 44 Utah – 2
1. No. 55 Astrid Olsen/Alexia Jacobs def. Lopez/Cruz (Utah), 6-2
2. Dariya Detkovskaya/Erika Matsuda def. Horwood/Lyman, 6-2
3. Melissa Sakar/Catherine Gagnon vs. Barksdale/Akid, 4-3 DNF
Order of finish: 2, 1


1. Erika Matsuda def. No. 75 Lopez (Utah), 6-2, 7-5

2. No. 67 Alexia Jacobs def. Barksdale (Utah), 6-4, 6-4

3. Liu (Utah) def. Astrid Olsen, 6-4, 6-2

4. Melissa Sakar def. Lyman (Utah), 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1

5. Dariya Detkovskaya def. Cruz (Utah), 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

6. Akid (Utah) def. Catherine Gagnon, 6-3, 7-5


Order of finish: 2, 3, 1, 6, 4, 5

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