NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. –
The University of Utah women's tennis team started their 2019 season earlier today against Texas A&M at the famous Palisades club. The Utes were unable to come away with a victory, as they were swept by the Aggies, 4-0.
To start things off, Texas A&M was able to earn the doubles point and go up 1-0 against the Utes. At the No. 1 position, the duo of Whitney Hekking
and Leah Heimuli
fell short in a competitive match, falling to Jayci Goldsmith and Tatiana Makarova with a score of 6-4. To seal the point, Texas A&M's Dorthea Faa-Hviding and Riley McQuaid were able to edge out a victory against Utah's Taylor Calton
and Lindsey Hung, 6-2, at the No. 3 spot
In singles, Hekking was unable to pull off a victory on the No. 5 court, falling short to Riley McQuaid, 6-2, 6-1. At the No. 2 position, true freshman Madison Tattini
fell short to Katya Townsend in a competitive match, 6-4, 6-1. Then, at the No. 1 spot, the 110th
ranked singles player, Jayci Goldsmith, topped Utah's Brianna Chisholm
, 7-6, 6-2, to give the Aggies a 4-0 win.
The University of Utah women's tennis team will be back in action on January 19th
, as they will play their home opener at the Eccles Tennis Center in Salt Lake City. The Utes will take on in-state opponents Utah State University at 12pm MT, followed by a match against Southern Utah University at 6:00pm MT.