Men's tennis ends regular season with 5-4 loss

By Nicole Opferman published April 20, 2004

So close yet again.

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's tennis team lost 5-4 to Colorado State-Pueblo Tuesday afternoon at the Broadmoor. The Mountain Lions have now dropped four contests this season by a single point.

As has been the case in most of its matches, CU-Colorado Springs began singles play with a deficit. The only doubles pair to prevail against the Thunderwolves was the No. 2 squad of Eric Rivera and Ken Huston, which won 8-2.

In typical fashion, the Mountain Lions' finest performances emerged in singles play.

CU-Colorado Springs' Sean Voorhies improved to a perfect 5-0 in singles since switching to No. 2. Voorhies' solid effort against Brandon Beauvais resulted in a 6-4, 6-2 victory.

Travis Sellentin outplayed his foe in the No. 4 slot to pick up his team-leading 7th singles victory of the season for the Mountain Lions. Sellentin frustrated Colorado-State Pueblo's Ken Vaughan with a number of line-seeking shots as he cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win.

Jason Schultz, at No. 3 singles, also had a terrific showing versus the Thunderwolves, easily defeating Elliot Schwartz to push his singles winning streak to four matches.

Unfortunately, CU-Colorado Springs was unable to secure the match-clinching 5th point. Like a tennis ball that clips the net but bounces back onto their side of the court, the Mountain Lions' fortune has bounced the wrong way all season. It seems that every close match has gone the opponent's way.

With the RMAC tournament beginning on Friday, the Mountain Lions need to reverse their luck very quickly. Schultz, who has competed in the tournament before, is confident the team can do so.

"I think we have a chance to win (the RMAC tournament)," Schultz said. "We are as strong as any team out there."

The key will be figuring out how to get that fuzzy ball to land on the other side of the net for the Mountain Lions.

 

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