Women's tennis wins third straight RMAC match

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 12, 2006

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's tennis team improved to 3-0 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play Wednesday with a 7-2 victory over the Metro State Roadrunners at the Country Club of Colorado.

The Mountain Lions have four matches remaining, three against RMAC opponents, between Friday and next Wednesday. Their record in the RMAC matches will determine their seeding in the conference tournament, which will be held April 21-23 at Metro State in Denver.

The Mountain Lions improved to 7-8 for the season.

"They're really coming up strong at the end of the season," said UCCS coach Matt Hays. "We played a tough schedule early and I think it's paying off now. They're practicing hard and starting to reach their potential."

Wednesday, UCCS opened an early lead by winning two of the three doubles matches. Katie McPhail and Natascha Vander Molen topped Tia Mahoney and Miriam Evangelista 8-5 at No. 1, while Jessika Kardel and Lauren Schmidt took and 8-4 decision from Mirta Hirad and Elizabeth Kuhn at No. 2.

The Mountain Lions' Nos. 1-3 singles, McPhail, Schmidt and Vander Molen, all won their respective singles matches in straight sets.

UCCS' Katelyn Towne overcame a 1-6 first set and won the final two 7-5, 6-4 at No. 5. Charis Lopez also dropped her first set at No. 6 before rallying for the win.

 

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