women's tennis splits two Saturday matches

By Doug Fitzgerald published October 8, 2005

Jessica Kardel scored wins in both her singles and doubles matches as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's tennis team defeated Western New Mexico 7-2 Saturday morning at Cheyenne Mountain High School. The Mountain Lions were beaten by Mesa State 8-1 in the afternoon.

UCCS is now 3-3, 2-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Kardel and Lauren Schmidt teamed to defeat WNMU's Nodia Nunez and Tereza Pilatova 8-4 at No. 1 singles, while UCCS' Katie McPhail and Natascha Vander Molen topped Christina Kolb and Karina Soares 8-1 at No. 2 doubles. UCCS took No. 3 double by default.

In singles play, Kardel topped Nadia Nunez 6-3, 6-1 at No. 4 and Laura Backlin bested Soares 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2. UCCS also took the No. 5 and No. 6 spots by default.

In the afternoon match, Schmidt won her No. 5 singles match 7-6, 6-1 over Krystal Smith to give the Mountain Lions their only point.

 

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