LOGAN — Highlighted by a nearly three-hour match from freshman McKenzie Davis, the Utah State women’s tennis team earned a 4-3 win over 74th-ranked Santa Clara University on Monday at the Logan Sports Academy and Racquet Club.
Davis had the biggest fight of the day in a long match, concluding with a long tiebreak set, but in the end she came out victorious over Lamble, (6-7, 6-5, 7-6 [16-14]).
Doubles action got underway with Davis and junior Jaci West defeating Katie Le and Jessica Agra in a tight match, (8-7, [8-6]). The rest of doubles competition didn’t end with the same result, costing the Aggies the doubles point. Senior Romina Nedakovic and junior Kristina Voytsekhovich fell to Kelly Lamble and Kacie Wagner, (8-5), while senior Julie Tukuafu and freshman Kimberly Watts were defeated by SCU’s Stephanie Skaras and Brittany Warly, (8-4).
The Aggies jumped into singles action with West maintaining the No. 1 position and taking on the 38th-ranked Le, falling in two sets, (6-3, 6-2). Voytsekhovich beat Wagner, (6-4, 6-2), while Nedakovic defeated Agra, (6-3, 6-1). Senior Monica Abella fought through some tough line calls, but fell to Skaras, (6-4, 6-2). Tukuafu wrapped up the match with a three-set win over Charlotte Newell to solidify the victory for the Aggies, (4-6, 6-2, 6-2).
Utah State will wrap up a long set of five matches in four days as it continues action at Weber State on Tuesday. The match will get underway at 11 a.m. The Aggies are currently 7-6 on the season, while the Wildcats are 0-15.
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Utah State 4, Santa Clara 3 Singles:
1. Katie Le (SCU) def. Jaci West (USU) 6-4, 6-2 2. McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Kelly Lamble (SCU) 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 (16-14) 3. K. Voytsekhovich (USU) def. Kacie Wagner (SCU) 6-4, 6-2 4. Romina Nedakovic (USU) def. Jessica Agra (SCU) 6-3, 6-1 5. Stephanie Skaras (SCU) def. Monica Abella (USU) 6-4, 6-2 6. Julie Tukuafu (USU) def. Charlotte Newell (SCU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Doubles: 1. Jaci West/McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Katie Le/Jessica Agra (SCU) 8-7 (8-6) 2. Kelly Lamble/Kacie Wagner (SCU) def. Romina Nedakovic/K. Voytsekhovich (USU) 8-5 3. Stephanie Skaras/Brittany Warly (SCU) def. Julie Tukuafu/Kimberly Watts (USU) 8-4
Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.