Oregon, Utah and Washington State win first matches of 2022 Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Championship

MEN’S BRACKET // WOMEN’S BRACKET // CENTRAL TOURNAMENT

OJAI, California – Sixth-seeded Oregon, No.9-seeded Utah and No.10-seeded Washington State won the first round of the Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Championship on Wednesday. 2022 at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club.

In a game that went down to the very last, the Ducks beat No. 11 seed Colorado 4-3 with the clincher coming from Uxia Martinez Morale on court n°5 during the only match in three sets of the day (6-1, 1-6, 6-3). The Buffs earned their first doubles point in tournament history, but before Martinez Moral, Oregon had singles wins of Sophie Luescher, Ares Teixido and Karine Young.

The Utes beat No. 8 seed Arizona 4-1 to earn their first Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Championship win since 2017. The Utes clinched the doubles point with first-court wins (Linda Huang/Madison Tattini) And two (Anastasia Goncharova/Emily Dush). Tattini was the first to finish in singles on Court No. 5, picking up a 6-1, 6-3 win. It was followed by victories of Anya Lamoreaux on court n°6 (6-2, 6-3) and Anastasia Goncharova on court n°4 (6-4, 6-1).

The seventh-seeded Huskies won the doubles point in their game against WSU, but the Cougars came back strong with four singles wins on No. 2 court (Savannah Ly Nguyen), 4 (Hania Abouelsaad), 5 (Fifa Kumhom) and 6 (Elysee Tse). Kumhom secured the decisive point with their 6-4, 6-4 victory at No. 5.

USC and Arizona State will meet in Game 4-5 in tomorrow’s quarterfinal opener at 9 a.m. PT, while Utah will continue its tournament against No. °1, at noon PT. Washington State plays second seed UCLA at 3:00 p.m. PT and the Ducks take on third-seeded Stanford in the final drink at 6:00 p.m. PT.

Thursday’s winners will advance to the semi-finals which will be played at noon PT and 3 p.m. PT Friday at OVAC. On Saturday, the women’s final will be played at Libbey Park and will be broadcast live starting at noon PT on Pac-12 Los Angeles.

2022 PAC-12 WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP

Round One // Wednesday, April 20 // Ojai Valley Athletic Club, Ojai, CA.

No. 9 Utah 4, No. 8 Arizona 1
DOUBLE:
1. Linda Huang/Madison Tattini, UTAH def. Kirsten Prelle/Salma Ziouti, Arizona – 6-4
2. Anastasia Goncharova/Emily Dush, UTAH def. Kayla Wilkins/Khim Iglupas, Ariz. – 6-2
3. Belen Nevenhoven/Midori Castillo, ARIZ def. Katya Hersh/Lindsay Hung, UTAH – 6-1
Order of arrival: 3, 2, 1

SIMPLE:
1. Salma Ziouti, ARIZ vs. Linda Huang, UTAH – 7-5, 3-3 unf.
2. Kayla Wilkins, ARIZ def. Emily Dush, UTAH – 6-4, 6-3
3. Anastasia Goncharova, UTAH def. Lexi Ryngler, Ariz. – 6-4, 6-1
4. Midori Castillo, ARIZ vs. Lindsay Hung, UTAH – 6-4, 4-3 unf.
5. Madison Tattini, UTAH def. Kirsten Prelle, Ariz. – 6-1, 6-3
6. Anya Lamoreaux, UTAH def. Khim Iglupas, Arizona – 6-2, 6-3
Finishing order: 5, 6, 2, 3

No. 10 Washington State 4, No. 7 Washington 2
DOUBLE:
1. Vanessa Wong/Hikaru Sato, WASH def. Michaela Bayerlova/Maxine Murphy, WSU – 6-4
2. Nika Zupancic/Yolanda Lin, WASH vs. Yang Lee/Savanna Ly Nguyen, WSU – 6-6 (2-3) unf.
3. Zoey Weil/Kelly Leung, WASH def. Hania Abouelsaad/Fifa Kumhom, WSU – 6-4
Order of arrival: 1.3

SIMPLE:
1. Michaela Bayerlova, WSU vs. Vanessa Wong, WASH – 7-6(8), 1-2 unf.
2. Savanna Ly Nguyen, WSU def. Nika Zupancic, WASH – 6-2, 6-1
3. Hikaru Sato, WASH def. Maxine Murphy, WSU – 6-4, 6-1
4. Hania Abouelsaad, WSU def. Yolanda Lin, WASH – 6-2, 6-4
5. Fifa Kumhom, WSU beats. Zoey Weil, WASH – 6-4, 6-4
6. Elyse Tse, WSU def. Kelly Leung, WASH – 6-0, 6-4
Finishing order: 2, 4, 6, 3, 5

#6 Oregon 4, #11 Colorado 3
DOUBLE:
1. Antonia Balzert/Caroline Pozo, COLO def. Sophie Luescher/Uxia Martinez Morale, ORE – 6-4
2. Ky Ecton/Mila Stanojevic, COLO vs. Allison Mulville/Myah Petchey, ORE – 6-2
3. Ares Teixido/Misaki Kobayashi, ORE vs. Ellen Puzak/Betina Tokac, COLO – 5-3 unf.
Order of arrival: 2, 1

SIMPLE:
1. Sophie Luescher, ORE dec. Antonia Balzert, COLO – 6-2, 6-1
2. Caroline Pozo, COLO def. Myah Petchey, ORE – 6-2, 6-4
3. Ares Teixido, ORE def. Maria Campos, COLO – 6-1, 6-4
4. Karin Young, ORE def. Megan Forster, COLO – 6-2, 6-0
5. Uxia Martinez Moral, ORE def. Mila Stanojevic, COLO – 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
6. Betina Tokac, COLO def. Allison Mulville, ORE, 6-4
Finishing order: 4, 3, 1, 6, 2, 5

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