SUU started the match by splitting doubles results at No. 2 and No. 3 as the duo of Madeline Skaras and Nastia Vasileva dispatched UCR's pairing of Courtney Pattugalan and Sophie El-Kara 8-3 at No. 2. Sarah Lundin and Jane Marushko dropped their match at No. 3 8-5, putting the doubles point on the line with the No. 1 pairing of Alex Ivanova and Veronika Rogova.
Ivanova and Rogova rolled to a 6-0 lead, but the match went down to the wire and was decided by a tiebreaker with UCR's Jasmine Almaguer and Kate Bergeson coming out on top, 8-7, and giving the Highlanders the doubles point.
Southern Utah came back in singles to take the match with wins at No. 2 through No. 5 singles. Rogova had the shortest match of the day as the sophomore took the first set 6-4 and then had her opponent retire prior to taking the court in the second.
Vasileva and Skaras only dropped a single game in one of their sets with Vasileva taking a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 4 and Skaras taking a 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 5 singles. Marushko wrapped up the match for the Thunderbirds with a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles.
Lundin narrowly fell in her match at NO. 6 singles, taking the first set 6-1, but ultimately dropped the match after falling 7-6 in the second and 10-3 in a 10-point tiebreak in the third.
Southern Utah will be back in action on Saturday, hosting its home opener against Colorado Mesa at Noon.
1. Jasmine Almaguer (UCR) def. Alex Ivanova (SUU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Veronika Rogova (SUU) def. Courtney Pattugalan (UCR) 6-4, ret.
3. Jane Marushko (SUU) def. Kate Bergeson (UCR) 6-3, 6-3
4. Nastia Vasileva (SUU) def. Tiffany Jue (UCR) 6-1, 6-2
5. Madeline Skaras (SUU) def. Sophie El-Kara (UCR) 6-3, 6-1
6. Thanh Doan (UCR) def. Sarah Lundin (SUU) 1-6, 7-6, 10-3
1. Almaguer/Bergeson (UCR) def. Ivanova/Rogova (SUU) 8-7
2. Skaras/Vasileva (SUU) def. Pattugalan/El-Kara (UCR) 8-3
3. Jue/Doan (UCR) def. Marushko/Lundin (SUU) 8-5