Women’s Tennis Routed by Boise

Heading into the Mountain West Conference Championships with some momentum was the goal for the U women’s tennis team. However, the Utes could not come up with the victory against non-conference Boise State.

The No.-49 ranked Boise State Broncos closed out an amazing season with a 6-1 win over the Utes to increase their record to 20-3. The Broncos were also able to extend their home winning streak to 27 matches.

Utah succumbed to the pressure of the home crowd and could only win one matchup apiece in singles and doubles play in the loss. Utah finishes the season with a record of 9 13 overall and remains 2-5 in conference play.

The lone win in the singles competition came from none other than Irini Kotoglou, who has been on fire as of late. Kotoglou defeated Erin Polowski in a tough match, 4 6, 6-1, 7-6.

The closest the Utes came to winning another singles match was Allison Hansen’s three-set loss to Anna Curtolo, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.

Every other Ute singles competitor was dominated in two sets, and the Utes could not come back in the singles competition.

The lone doubles victory came from Linn Ronnberg and Sheri Esrock, as they defeated Alissa Aylins and Curtolo in a very tough match, 9-7.

The Utes could not even come close to a win in the other two doubles matches, as Helen Lawson and Renate Stoop defeated Kotoglou and Hansen, 8-3.

Polowski was able to make up for her loss earlier, as she teamed up with Jemima Hayward to defeat Cassie Kasteler and Ellen Svensson 8 2.

The Utes will have to forget the loss as they head into the conference championships as the fifth seed.

With their conference record, the Utes will play BYU in the first round of the Mountain West Conference Championships, as they are tied with Air Force for the fifth spot, but because of the win over Air Force earlier in the season, the Utes get the tiebreaker.

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