GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Omaha women’s tennis team defeated Southern Utah, 5-2, on Saturday night at Choice Health and Fitness. With the win, the Mavericks improve to 3-7 (0-1 Summit League) on the season.
Omaha claimed the doubles point to start the evening by taking two of the three matches. The pair of freshmen Rylee Tucker and Emily Behling defeated Laura Martin Lozino and Evgenia Marushko, 6-2, at the No. 2 spot to give Omaha the early advantage. The No. 1 pair of junior Michelle Lo and sophomore Janelle Wilson clinched the doubles point for the Mavericks by defeating Mikala Lowrance and Tere Enrique Schmidt, 6-2.
The Mavericks took three of the six singles matches to claim the win. Lo topped Marushko, 6-0, 6-1, at the No. 1 spot. Senior Kenzie Hill picked up a win at the No. 6 position by sweeping Lozino, 6-3, 6-1. And sophomore Kylie Boyer defeated Schmidt, 7-6(2), 6-1, at No. 5 to give Omaha a 4-1 lead and officially clinch the match. Wilson picked up another point for the Mavericks by topping Lowrence, 6-4, 3-6, 10-6, at the No. 2 position.
“I’m very proud of the fight and effort tonight,” head coach Adam Summitt said. We picked up our first doubles point since late January, and I really think that made a difference the rest of the night. I’m really proud of Boyer stepping up and clinching the match for us.”
Omaha continues action on Sunday, March 5, facing North Dakota at Choice Health and Fitness at 9 a.m. in Grand Forks, N.D.