USU women’s tennis dispatch Bengals, 6-1, on Monday as it prepares for WAC Championships on Thursday

LOGAN, Utah– Utah State women’s tennis finished off its regular season with a 6-1 win over boarder-rival Idaho State on Monday at the Logan Sports Academy and Racquet Club. USU concluded the year with an, 11-7 overall record as well as going, 4-3 in home matches this season. The Aggies will turn their focus to the upcoming Western Athletic Conference Championships that begin Thursday in Boise, Idaho. Utah State finished eighth in the WAC standings and will face ninth-seeded San Jose State in the opening play-in round on Thursday at 9 a.m. (MT). The winner of the match will advance and play first-seeded Boise State later that afternoon. In Monday’s match, USU took early control of ISU, as the Aggies were able to sweep doubles action for the lead. Senior Hailey Swenson and partner junior Romina Nedakovic set the tone early for Utah State, in the first position of doubles play, as the pair was able to secure an 8-3 win over Idaho State’s Katharina Marsela and Laura Porras. It was a complete team effort from the one position to the six slot as USU was able to win five of the six matches in straight sets to secure the victory over the Bengals. Senior Hailey Swenson put together an impressive outing in her final home match as an Aggie, defeating Idaho State’s Rilee Moorhead, 6-1, 6-2. Junior Brianna Harris also highlighted Monday afternoon’s action by shutting out ISU’s Rachel Ryan, 6-0, 6-0, in the sixth position of singles action. Thursday’s match-up against San Jose State at the WAC Championships will be the first time Utah State has faced the Spartans this season, as the regular-season match on March 25, was cancelled due to rain. SJSU enters Thursday’s match with a 7-12 overall record and an 0-3 conference mark. Fans can follow Utah State Athletics, including women’s tennis, at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics.comUtah State 6, Idaho State 1 Singles competition 1. Jaclyn West (USU) def. Katharina Marsela (ISU) 6-0, 6-3 2. Hailey Swenson (USU) def. Rilee Moorhead (ISU) 6-1, 6-2 3. Laura Porras (ISU) def. K. Voytsekhovich (USU) 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 4. Romina Nedakovic (USU) def. Risa Fujiwara (ISU) 8-3 5. Julie Tukuafu (USU) def. Zamira Vasquez (ISU) 6-2, 6-0 6. Brianna Harris (USU) def. Rachel Ryan (ISU) 6-0, 6-0 Doubles competition 1. Swenson/Nedakovic (USU) def. Marsela/Porras (ISU) 8-3 2. K. Voytsekhovich/West (USU) def. Moorhead/Fujiwara (ISU) 8-5 3. Perry/Tukuafu (USU) def. Vasquez/Severino (ISU) 8-2-USU-

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