BOISE, Idaho -- The Weber State women's tennis team narrowly missed their first win of the early 2013 season on Saturday after dropping a 4-3 decision to Seattle. The loss sent the Wildcats home without a win on the two-match trip after the host school, Boise State, took a 7-0 victory in the team's first match of the weekend.
Against Seattle, the Wildcats earned three points in singles play, splitting the six matches. Seattle earned the deciding win as they took the doubles point to start the day, winning at the No. 2 and 3 spots in the lineup.
Thais Kurer and Kristi Elmer took an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles, defeating Gabriella Weissman and Anna Lambert, but the Wildcats could not find the win they needed to tip the point their way in the bottom two spots.
In singles, Elmer and Kurer each won points, staying undefeated for the day. Elmer defeated Lambert in the No. 2 singles match, rallying from a 6-3 first set loss to win the final two sets 6-4, 6-4. Kurer, meanwhile, had an easier time in the No. 4 spot, taking a 6-3, 6-2 win over Corinne Worder.
Annika Karlsen earned the final point for WSU with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Kristen Jones in the No. 6 singles match.
Against Boise State on Friday, the Wildcats were outmatched by the talented Broncos. BSU won all three doubles matches, and took all six singles contests in straight sets.
Boise State 7, Weber State 0
Feb 01, 2013 at Boise, ID
1. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. TANNER, Ashley (WSU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Sandy Vo (BSU) def. ELMER, Kristi (WSU) 6-0, 6-4
3. Teal Vosburgh (BSU) def. PHONHARATH, Nittaya (WSU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Morgan Basil (BSU) def. KURER, Thais (WSU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Sammie Watson (BSU) def. WARWICK, Michelle (WSU) 6-0, 6-3
6. Megan LaLone (BSU) def. KARLSEN, Annika (WSU) 6-0, 6-0
1. Marlena Pietzuch/Manuela Pietzuch (BSU) def. KURER, Thais/ELMER, Kristi (WSU) 8-2
2. Sandy Vo/Morgan Basil (BSU) def. TANNER, Ashley/WARWICK, Michelle (WSU) 8-5
3. Megan LaLone/Sammie Watson (BSU) def. LLOYD, Carly/PHONHARATH, Nittaya (WSU) 8-1
Weber State 0-2
Boise State 1-0
Seattle 4, Weber State 3
Feb 02, 2013 at Boise, ID (Boas Tennis Center)
1. Lindsey Newman (SU) def. TANNER, Ashley (WSU) 6-2, 6-2
2. ELMER, Kristi (WSU) def. Anna Lambert (SU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
3. Gabriella Weissman (SU) def. PHONHARATH, Nittaya (WSU) 3-6, 7-6, 6-3
4. KURER, Thais (WSU) def. Corinne Worden (SU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Sarah Lucas (SU) def. WARWICK, Michelle (WSU) 6-3, 6-7, 6-2
6. KARLSEN, Annika (WSU) def. Kristen James (SU) 6-1, 7-5
1. KURER, Thais/ELMER, Kristi (WSU) def. Gabriella Weissman/Anna Lambert (SU) 8-3
2. Sarah Lucas/Lindsey Newman (SU) def. TANNER, Ashley/WARWICK, Michelle (WSU) 8-4
3. Kristen James/Corinne Worden (SU) def. LLOYD, Carly/PHONHARATH, Nittaya (WSU) 8-5
Weber State 0-3