Women's tennis swept by Air Force

By Doug Fitzgerald published March 17, 2006

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's tennis team was outmatched Friday in a 7-0 loss to the NCAA Division I Air Force Falcons.

The talented Falcons took 24 of the 28 doubles sets and 72 of the 77 singles sets played.

Natascha Vander Molen was the Mountain Lions' most successful singles player, dropping a 6-2, 6-1 decision to Christine Abayan at No. 3. Lauren Schmidt took one set at No. 2 singles and Jessika Kardel did the same at No. 2.

In doubles, Schmidt and Kardel teamed at No. 2, falling 8-2 to Lauren Wilson and Meghan Kiser. Katelyn Towne and Kim Howard lost by the same score at No. 3, while UCCS was swept 8-0 at No. 1.

Since Division I scoring protocol was used, Air Force earned only one team point despite winning all three doules matches.

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