UCCS women's tennis team failed to defeat Mesa State in a 6-3 loss

By Brooke Babcock published April 14, 2006

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's tennis team suffered its first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference loss Friday, a 6-3 setback at the hands of the the Mesa State Mavericks at the Country of Colorado.

After this week's matches the Mountain Lions are now 7-9 for the season and 3- in conference play. They have three games remaining this coming week before the RMAC Tournament.

In singles play, Katelyn Towne and Natascha Vander Molen both extended their individual winning streaks to three. Towne defeated Amanda Adams 3-6, 6-2, 1-0(9), and Vander Molen defeated Kelsey Bottinelli 6-4, 7-6(3).

In doubles play at No. 3 Katelyn Towne and Charis Lopez were the only Mountain Lions' doubles team to defeat Mesa State in an 8-6 win over Lindsay Purnell and Amanda Adams. At No. 1 Katie McPhail and Natascha Vander Molen were unable to defeat Teri Mayeda and Morgan Sawyer with a score of 8-3.
Jessika Kardel and Lauren Schmidt had a 9-8 loss to Kelsey Bottinelli and Kyrstal Smith.

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