Pacific women's tennis and Utah State put on a show today at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center battling in a match that came down to a tiebreaker on court five, but the Tigers came up just short in the 4-3 loss.
With the match tied 3-3, freshman Maya Lopez forced her match with Annaliese County to go to a tiebreaker with back-to-back wins in the second and third set, 6-4, 7-6. County went on to with the tiebreaker in a fierce match between the two, 7-5 to clinch the victory for Utah State. Lopez's last six matches have all needed at least three sets to decide them.
Pacific started the day off by taking the doubles point with wins on courts one and three in doubles. Juniors Karina Vyrlan and Anna Ramos Vinolas cruised to a 6-1 win at No. 3 doubles after clinching the point yesterday for Pacific against Nevada. The two have won four-straight to start the spring. On court one, freshman Jacquie Tan and sophomore Dohee Lee clinched the doubles point for Pacific with a 6-3 win. Lee and Tan are 6-3 in dual matches this year.
In singles, Utah State won matches on courts one, four and six to force the decisive match at No. 5 singles. On court two, Lee defeated Lucy Octave, 6-4, 6-3. She is on a three-match win streak in singles. Tan won at No. 3 singles in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. She's one three of her last five completed matches.
The Tigers go back out on the road next weekend for its first two West Coast Conference matches of the season when they play San Francisco on Friday at noon and then play Santa Clara on Saturday at noon.
|1. Dohee Lee/Jacquie Tan (PAC) def. Alexandra Pisareva/Sidnee Lavatai (US) 6-3|
|2. Hannah Jones/Alexandra Taylor (US) def. Maya Lopez/Anneroos Nederstigt (PAC) 6-2|
|3. Karina Vyrlan/Anna Ramos Vinolas (PAC) def. Annaliese County/Gabrielle Dekkers (US) 6-1|
|1. Alexandra Pisareva (US) def. Anneroos Nederstigt (PAC) 7-6, 6-1|
|2. Dohee Lee (PAC) def. Lucy Octave (US) 6-4, 6-3|
|3. Jacquie Tan (PAC) def. Hannah Jones (US) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1|
|4. Gabrielle Dekkers (US) def. Karina Vyrlan (PAC) 6-3, 7-6|
|5. Annaliese County (US) def. Maya Lopez (PAC) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)|
|6. Sidnee Lavatai (US) def. Georgia Townsend (PAC) 7-5, 6-3|