NCAA Womens Tennis

Utah closes out the season with a 4-2 win over Colorado

Utah closes out the season with a 4-2 win over Colorado

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah women’s tennis program claimed a 4-2 victory over Colorado Saturday afternoon. The Utes’ record moved to 11-10 overall and 3-7 in the Pac-12.

Utah 4, Colorado 2

The Utes fought in three tight doubles matches. On the No. 2 court, Samantha Horwood and Kat Lyman were defeated 6-4 by Mila Stanojevic and Elys Ventura. Then, Sara Akid and Kaila Barksdale battled into an intense tiebreak on the third court, but ultimately succumbed to Ema Bubalo and Anya Nelson 7-6(5), which allowed the Buffs to claim the doubles point. On the No. 1 court, Marcela Lopez and Ana Luiza Cruz were also engaged in a close tiebreak, however, the match was left unfinished at 6-6(4-3).  

The Utes gained momentum once singles competition began. Lopez claimed a 6-0, 6-3 victory on court No. 2 over Ventura. Then, Lyman topped Betina Tokac 6-2, 6-1 on the fourth court. On the No. 6 court, Akid put the Utes in a winning position with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Pia Rebec. However Barksdale, on the third court, was defeated by Stanojevic 7-5, 6-1, which moved the match score to 3-2. 

Battling in the No. 1 spot was Yuhan Liu, who claimed a strong first-set victory 6-2 over Aya El Sayed. After Liu dropped the second set 6-2, she fought in her third set into extra games. She overcame the deficit in the third and clinched the match victory for the Utes with a 7-5 win over El Sayed.

Emma Kamper fought on the fifth court, but her match was left unfinished at 7-6(7-5), 5-5.


The Utes will next head to Ojai, Calif. for the Pac-12 Championship tournament April 24-28. 


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1 Ana Luiza Cruz and Marcela Lopez (UU) vs. Aya El Sayed and Pia Rebec (CU) match was unfinished 6-6 [3-4]

2 Mila Stanojevic and Elys Ventura (CU) def. Samantha Horwood and Kat Lyman (UU) 6-4

3 Ema Bubalo and Anya Nelson (CU) def. Sara Akid and Kaila Barksdale (UU) 7-6 [7-5]



1 Yuhan Liu (UU) def. Aya El Sayed (CU) 6-2 2-6 7-5

2 Marcela Lopez (UU) def. Elys Ventura (CU) 6-0 6-3

3 Mila Stanojevic (CU) def. Kaila Barksdale (UU) 7-5 6-1

4 Kat Lyman (UU) def. Betina Tokac (CU) 6-2 6-1

5 Emma Kamper (UU) vs. Alexandra Abyasova…

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