FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Utah State's women's tennis team ended Northern Arizona's 21-match home winning streak with a 4-2 victory on Sunday afternoon at the Aquatic & Tennis Complex.
“This victory was a long time coming and I'm proud of this win," said head coach Sean McInerney. "NAU won 21 straight matches at home, so that says something about the quality of this win. We have had some really tough losses at the beginning of the season, but today showed what this team is capable of. Now, we have to move forward with this win and become the team we are supposed to be."
The Aggies had to make a comeback from the doubles point as junior Hannah Jones and sophomore Alexandra Taylor lost, 6-3, at the first position to NAU Chiara Tomasetti and Adrianna Sosnowska. USU won on the remaining two courts to secure the doubles point by 7-5 scores as freshman Annaliese County and junior Lucy Octave beat Ellie Millard and Hanneke Lodewijks at the second position, while sophomore Alexandra Pisareva and freshman Sidnee Lavatai defeated Emilie Haakansson and Madi Moore at the third position.Comment on this story
In singles play, USU freshman Gabrielle Dekkers' won her match via forfeit at the No. 6 spot to make it a 2-0 Aggies. Jones lost to No. 106-ranked Tomasetti, 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 1 spot and Taylor fell to Haakansson, 6-0, 6-4, at the No. 4 spot. With the match tied up, the Aggies would get the victory on courts five and three to record the win as Tanui beat Moore, 6-1, 6-3, and Octave sealed the win with a 6-3, 6-3 straight set of her own against Sosnowska on court three.
Utah State (2-4, 0-0 MW) returns home for a pair of matches as the Aggies will face Grand Canyon on Friday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m., and Idaho on Monday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m.