Women's tennis were unable to further extend their lead in the Steal and Silver Series
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's tennis team was unable to further extend its lead in the Steel and Silver Series on Monday when the Mountain Lions were defeated 8-1 by the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves at the Broadmoor.
The Mountain Lions lead the series between the schools 21-13. Contests remain in softball (two games, one point each), golf (two tournaments, one point each) and cumulative grade-point average (five points). Although only 11 points remain available as scheduled, UCCS' magic number cannot be determined because any playoff games will also count two points each. Playoff games between the schools are possible in softball, men's tennis and women's tennis.
Katie McPhail was the only Mountain Lion player to win her singles match against the Thunderwolve's Cyndi Nagy with a score of 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(6) at the No. 1 spot. Katelyn Towne was unable to overcome Suzanne Nagy in a 6-3, 6-3 loss at No. 5. Charis Lopez was defeated by Shirley Duval 6-2, 6-4.
In doubles at No. 2 Katie McPhail and Natascha Vander Molen were overpowered by CSU-Pueblo's Ashley Erickson and Suzanne Nagy with a score of 8-5. At No. 3 Katelyn Towne and Charis Lopez beaten by Julie Wainwright and Shirley Duval in a 8-4 loss. At No. 1 Lauryn Schmidt and Jessika Kardel were defeated 8-2 by Cyndi Nagy and Marissa Brown.
The Mountain Lions are now 7-10 for the season and 3-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. They still have two matches left before they go into the RMAC Tournament April 21-22.
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