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Women’s tennis: No. 67 Oregon beats No. 69 Utah State, 5-2, on road stint

In their first match of the season against a ranked team, the No. 67 Oregon women’s tennis team took on the No. 69 Utah State Aggies and won 5-2, taking the doubles point after wins from Nia Rose/Alyssa Tobita and Marlou Kluiving/Nicole Long.

In singles, Long had the first win for the Ducks after her 6-1, 6-2 victory over Sabrina Demerath in the No. 3 spot. Oregon’s Lina Åkesson match against Maggie O’Meara was the next to complete and ended similarly with a 6-2, 6-1 win in the No. 5 position. Utah State finally responded with a point of their own. Meghan Lyall defeated newcomer Paloma Gomez 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 6 position.

To clinch the match, Kluiving defeated Lexi Turley 6-2, 6-3 in No. 4 singles to continue her undefeated streak.

The No. 1 and No. 2 spots were the last to complete. Rose, playing No. 1 singles, dropped her match 4-6, 6-2, 10-0 against Utah State’s McKenzie Davis. Alyssa Tobita came out on top against Aggies’ Nini Guensler 6-3, 6-4 to give the Ducks their fifth and final point.

Oregon’s next match is set for March 14 against BYU.

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Anne Yilmaz

Anne Yilmaz

Anne is a senior sports reporter for the Emerald. Her beats are ACHA hockey, NCAA women's tennis and club sports.
You can reach her on Twitter @anneyilmaz.