SFA tennis falls to Utah.
Jan. 26, 2013
The No. 69-ranked Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack tennis team dropped a tough 4-1 decision to No. 34 Utah Saturday afternoon in Austin, Texas in the opening round of the ITA Kickoff.
Utah took victories at Nos. 1 and 3 doubles to win the point to give the Utes an early 1-0 lead. Utah pushed its lead to 2-0, before freshman Valeria Terentyeva cut that lead in half with her straight-sets victory at No. 5 singles. Terentyeva recorded a 7-5, 1-0 retired decision over Elena Najera-Salas, but Utah took victories at Nos. 2 and 3 singles to close out the match.
The Ladyjacks are slated to return to action Sunday at 10 a.m. to face Wichita State who dropped their ITA opening match against host Texas.