NCAA Womens Tennis

Utah Falls to No. 5 Michigan on the Road

Utah Falls to No. 5 Michigan on the Road

ANN ARBOR – The University of Utah women’s tennis team was defeated by No. 5 Michigan Friday morning, 4-0.

Utah 0, Michigan 4

Utah had a rough start to the day in doubles. Emma Kamper and Kaila Barksdale were defeated by Wolverine duo Reese Miller and Piper Charney, 6-0. Sara Akid and Kat Lyman were unable to hold off Anna Ross and Lily Jones, losing 6-0 allowing Michigan to win the doubles point. Marcela Lopez and Ana Luiza Cruz’s match was left unfinished at 5-2.ย 

The Utes struggled to gain momentum in singles. Lyman was defeated by Charney in fifth singles 6-0, 6-1. Next to finish was Cruz, losing to Jones 6-1, 6-1 on the sixth court. Yuhan Liu was defeated by Gala Mesochoritou, 6-2, 6-3.ย 

In the No. 1 spotย  Lopez took her first set to extra games but fell 7-5. She was down 4-3 in the second set before it went unfinished. Kamper was tied 6-6 in her second set before the match was clinched. Barksdale was also battling in her second set as she was tied 5-5 before clinch point.ย 


Utah will take on either Purdue or Arkansas in the final match of the ITA Kickoff before hostingย  BYU for a rivalry match at home on Friday, Feb. 9. The Utes will then head to Denver to play on the road Friday, Feb. 16.


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No. 1 — No. 8 Jaedan Brown/Kari Miller (U-M) vs. Marcela Lopez/Ana Luiza Cruz (UU), 5-2 unfinished

No. 2 — Anna Ross/Lily Jones (U-M) d. Sara Akid/Kat Lyman (UU), 6-0

No. 3 — Reese Miller/Piper Charney (U-M) d. Emma Kamper/Kaila Barksdale (UU), 6-0


No. 1 — No. 10 Kari Miller (U-M) vs. Marcela Lopez (UU), 7-5, 4-3 unfinished

No. 2 — No. 39 Julia Fliegner (U-M) vs. Kaila Barksdale (UU), 6-1, 5-5 unfinished

No. 3 — No. 82 Gala Mesochoritou (U-M) d. Yuhan Liu (UU), 6-2, 6-3

No. 4 — Jaedan Brown (U-M) vs. Emma Kamper (UU), 6-1, 6-6 unfinished

No. 5 — Piper Charney (U-M) d. Kat Lyman (UU), 6-0, 6-1

No. 6 — No. 47 Lily Jones (U-M) d. Ana Luiza Cruz (UU), 6-1, 6-1


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