Men's tennis advances to RMAC semifinals

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 21, 2006

DENVER - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' 9-0 win over the Colorado Christian Cougars in the quarterfinals of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament Friday at the Metro State Tennis Courts was more or less a foregone conclusion.

The Mountain Lions came into the match as the tournament's No. 3 seed and had won 88-of-90 games against the Cougars in a match on Wednesday. Additionally, Colorado Christian was unable to put a full team on the court, ceding default wins to UCCS at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles and throwing a soccer player, Kellen Linehan, into the No. 5 singles spot.

So the Mountain Lions treated as what it was - a tuneup for Friday afternoon's semifinal match against host Metro State.

"It was good to get out this morning and get a warmup match in," said UCCS senior Sean Voorhies, who won his No. 1 singles match against Jameson Dillon 6-1, 6-1. "It was a good match to get under our belts before we play Metro. Metroâ's going to be a tough one."

The winner of the Metro State/UCCS match will earn a spot in the RMAC Championship match.

"We lost a real close match (to Metro State) last time," said Voorhies, referring to UCCS' 5-4 loss on April 12. "We need to win the doubles. It came down to one tiebreaker last time, so we just need to keep our level (of play) up.

"We're playing in their backyard, so that's a disadvantage. Hopefully we can turn it into some motivation."

In Friday morning's match, Eric Rivera, Jason Schultz, Josh Johnson and Marc Knutila all scored 6-0, 6-0 victories. In doubles, Voorhies and Johnson teamed for an 8-1 win while Rivera and Schultz won 8-0.

 

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