Playing at the Logan Sports Academy and Racquet Club at Utah State on Monday before Santa Clara's league-opener on the road vs. BYU on Tuesday, No. 72 Santa Clara fell 4-3 to Utah State on Monday. The women move to 7-5 and are 1-0 in league play this year with their 6-1 win over USF on March 2. Utah State moves to 7-7.
Santa Clara went on to drop four singles matches. Winners for the Broncos included No. 1 Katie Le (6-4, 6-2) and No. 5 Stephanie Skaras (6-4, 6-2). Lamble's match with McKenzie Davis lasted more than three hours and finished with Davis winning the third set 16-14 in the tiebreaker.
Santa Clara is slated to open West Coast Conference play with an 11 am match at the WCC's newest member, BYU, on Tuesday.
Utah State 4, Santa Clara 3
1. No. 38 Katie Le (SCU) def. Jaci West (USU) 6-4, 6-2
2. McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Kelly Lamble (SCU) 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 (16-14)
3. K. Voytsekhovich (USU) def. Kacie Wagner (SCU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Romina Nedakovic (USU) def. Jessica Agra (SCU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Stephanie Skaras (SCU) def. Monica Abella (USU) 6-4, 6-2
6. Julie Tukuafu (USU) def. Charlotte Newell (SCU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
1. Jaci West/McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Katie Le/Jessica Agra (SCU) 8-7 (8-6)
2. Kelly Lamble/Kacie Wagner (SCU) def. Romina Nedakovic/K. Voytsekhovich
3. Stephanie Skaras/Brittany Warly (SCU) def. Julie Tukuafu/Kimberly Watts (USU) 8-4