Sonoma State blanks UCCS 9-0
Sonoma State blanked the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's tennis team 9-0 Friday afternoon at the Broadmoor.
It was the Mountain Lions' first match since spring break and it was unfortunately against a tough Sonoma State team that hails from California.
Sonoma State has played well against hard-hitting Division I foes St. Mary's, UC Davis and San Jose State. The Seawolves have also posted an impressive 7-2 record against D-II competition.
"They had such great footwork," said Mountain Lions coach Matt Hays "California tennis is a whole other level."
The best match of the day was at No.3 doubles where Natasha Vander Molen and Nikki Duvall lost a hard-fought match to Trisha Piperbrink and Nicole Warm, 8-5. Duvall also played well at No. 6 singles before losing 6-2, 6-2.
"Our girls played pretty well today," said Hays. "If we carry over the intensity that we played with today (into tomorrow's match) we will probably beat Pueblo."
Laura Backlin, who lost at No. 5 singles 6-1, 6-0, echoed her coach's outlook.
"I think we can build off the things we did well today and play better tomorrow," said Backlin.
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