Rick Parker, USU Staff Photographer
Freshman Sidnee Lavatai of Utah State's women's tennis team.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Utah State women's tennis (9-9, 0-2 MW) lost their second straight road conference match as they were swept 4-0 at Air Force on Sunday afternoon.

In doubles play, the Falcons opened things up with a 6-2 win at the top spot, but freshmen Sidnee Lavatai and Gabrielle Dekkers won, 6-3, at the third spot to tie it up. However, Air Force would earn the doubles point as they captured a 6-3 win at the second spot.

Air Force would win three straight matches in straight-sets on court two, four and six to clinch the match. Freshman Annaliese County played and the No. 3 spot, winning her first set, 7-6, and was up 4-2 in her second set before the match went unfinished. Lavatai lost her first set at the No. 6 spot and was up 4-1 in her second set, before the match went unfinished.

Utah State will return home after a 10-match road trip with a pair of conference matches against Wyoming on Friday, April 12, at 11 a.m., and Colorado State on Sunday, April 14, at 10 a.m.


Air Force 4, Utah State 0


1. TJ Fumagalli/Kristin Kerrigan (AF) def. Alexandra Taylor/Alexandra Pisareva (USU) 6-2

2. Ashleigh Harvey/Meredith Laskey (AF) def. Lucy Octave/Annaliese County (USU) 6-3

3. Sidnee Lavatai/Gabrielle Dekkers (USU) def. Nadeen Lieberman/Elizabeth Barnickel (AF) 6-3

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1. TJ Fumagalli (AF) vs. Alexandra Pisareva (USU) 6-3, 3-3, unfinished

2. Elizabeth Barnickel (AF) def. Lucy Octave (USU) 6-4, 6-1

3. Meredith Jones (AF) vs. Annaliese County (USU) 6-7, 2-4, unfinished

4. Kristin Kerrigan (AF) def. Gabrielle Dekkers (USU) 7-5, 6-1

5. Ashleigh Harvey (AF) vs. Sidnee Lavatai (USU) 7-5, 1-4, unfinished

6. Nadeen Lieberman (AF) def. Alexandra Taylor (USU) 6-1, 6-2

Match notes

Utah State 9-9, 0-2 MW

Air Force 21-1, 4-0 MW

Order of finish: Doubles (1, 3, 2); singles (2, 4, 6)