Women's tennis drops a pair
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's tennis team dropped a pair of matches early this week. UCCS lost 6-3 to Montana State-Billings late Tuesday night then 8-1 to Colorado College Wednesday afternoon.
Poor weather forced the Montana State-Billings match to be moved from its originally scheduled time of 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the indoor courts at the Lynmar Racquet Club.
"We didn't think we were going to play at all," said Kim Barberi. "But (despite the time change) I think we played pretty well."
Lauren Daniels won both her matches against MSU-Billings. Teamed with Jessika Kardell at No. 1 doubles she beat Brianne Roney and Beck Fry, 8-5. She went on to win a closely contested match with Roney at No. 1 singles 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5).
UCCS got its other point at No.3 singles where Natascha Vander Molen defeated. Tia Smith 7-5, 6-1.
With the match not ending until the wee hours of the morning, UCCS was forced to play Colorado College on very little sleep.
"We got to bed late and then some of us had early classes and midterms this morning," said Barberi. "I think that showed in the some of the matches. We are just psychically and mentally tired"
The Mountain Lions played very well in doubles play as every match was closely contested.
Daniels and Kardel lost a close match that went to a tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles as did Barberi and Nikki Duvall at No.3. The Mountain Lions lone win of the day came at No.2 doubles, where Katie McPhail and Natascha Vander Molen defeated Mari Hunter and Corinne Biannca, 9-8 (7-4).
After the doubles in where the fatigue really set in for the Mountain Lions as the Tigers swept singles play.
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