PORTLAND, Ore. -- For the second time in two days, the doubles point was costly for the Weber State women's tennis team after a singles split. On Friday, it was Portland State that took the doubles competition and a 4-3 win.
Carly Lloyd and Thais Kurer won their match at No. 3 doubles, defeating Alexa McDonald and Nayanatara Vadali 8-5. The Wildcats battled in both of the remaining matches, but fell 8-6 at No. 2, and 9-7 at No. 1 to see the point slip away.
In singles, Brittiny Moore, Ashley Tanner and Annika Karlsen recorded wins for the Wildcats. Moore won the top match, defeating McDonald 7-5, 7-5, while Tanner cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Ashley Spencer at No. 2.
Karlsen won at No. 6 for her second-straight singles win, this time defeating Vadali 6-2, 6-4.
Kurer's singles match went down to the wire at No. 4. After dropping the opening set against Megan Govi 6-2, Kurer battled to even with a 6-3 win in the second set. The deciding set was a battle, with Govi pulling out a 7-5 win to help clinch the match for the Vikings.
Weber State vs Portland State
Apr 13, 2012 at Vancouver, Wash.
(Club Green Meadows)
Portland State 4, Weber State 3
1. MOORE, Brittiny (WSU) def. MCDONALD, Alexa (PSU) 7-5, 7-5
2. TANNER, Ashley (WSU) def. SPENCER, Ashley (PSU) 6-2, 6-1
3. PELLICANO, Marti (PSU) def. PHONHARATH, Nittaya (WSU) 7-5, 6-1
4. GOVI, Megan (PSU) def. KURER, Thais (WSU) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
5. TODD, Marina (PSU) def. WARWICK, Michelle (WSU) 6-4, 6-3
6. KARLSEN, Annika (WSU) def. VADALI, Nayanatara (PSU) 6-2, 6-4
1. SPENCER, Ashley/PELLICANO, Marti (PSU) def. MOORE, Brittiny/TANNER, Ashley (WSU) 9-7
2. GOVI, Megan/TODD, Marina (PSU) def. PHONHARATH, Nittaya/WARWICK, Michelle (WSU) 8-6
3. LLOYD, Carly/KURER, Thais (WSU) def. MCDONALD, Alexa/VADALI, Nayanatara (PSU) 8-5
Weber State 1-21, 1-6 BSC
Portland State 4-14, 1-6 BSC
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,3,1,4,5,6)