HONOLULU — Between rain delays and a change of venue, the Utah State women’s tennis team fell 6-0 to No. 55 Western Athletic Conference foe Hawaii in a doubles-free match Friday.
With the loss, Utah State drops to 8-8 overall and 1-1 in WAC play. Hawaii is now 10-6 and 1-1.
After a long delay due to weather, the teams elected to move to a local public court that was more likely to be dry. By the time everyone was resettled, the schools agreed to cancel doubles competition due to time constraints.
USU freshman McKenzie Davis opened the match at the No. 1 position, falling to Barbara Pinterova, (6-1, 6-2). USU junior Jaci West pushed her match to the super tiebreaker but was eventually defeated by Katarina Poljakova, (3-6, 6-2, 10-4).
Aggie junior Kristina Voysekhovich fell to Jamie Pawid, (6-0, 6-2), while senior Romina Nedakovic lost to Marina Kostalova, (6-3, 6-4). USU senior Monica Abella was defeated by Xenia Suworowa, (6-3, 6-1), while USU junior Julie Tukuafu fell to Kelsey Daquio, (6-2, 6-0).
The Aggie women continue WAC action on the islands Saturday as they take on San Jose State. Action will get underway at the University of Hawaii Tennis Complex at 3 p.m. MT.
Hawaii 6, Utah State 0
1. Barbara Pinterova (UH) def. McKenzie Davis (USU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Katarina Poljakova (UH) def. Jaci West (USU) 3-6, 6-2, 10-4
3. Jamie Pawid (UH) def. K. Voytsekhovich (USU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Marina Kostalova (UH) def. Romina Nedakovic (USU) 6-3, 6-4
5. Xenia Suworowa (UH) def. Monica Abella (USU) 6-3, 6-1
6. Kelsey Daquio (UH) def. Julie Tukuafu (USU) 6-2, 6-0
Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.