TUCSON, Ariz. - For the sixth time in Pac-12 Conference play this season, the University of Colorado women's tennis team was shutout, this time to No. 29 Arizona, 7-0, Friday afternoon at the Robson Tennis Center.
The Wildcats remain unbeaten at home (11-0) and improve to 13-8 overall and 3-5 in conference play. CU falls for the sixth match in row are now 7-12 overall and remain winless in conference play (0-8).
Arizona leads the all-time series, 12-5, however CU had won the previous two meetings in 2007 and 2008.
CU dropped its 23rd-straight regular season conference match (since 2010). Friday's match was the first time in school history the Buffaloes have dropped three consecutive matches where they have been shutout. The 7-0 shutout is the eighth time CU was blanked this season, the most of any season.
Arizona swept all three doubles positions, the eighth time a Pac-12 opponent has won all three doubles matches against CU this conference campaign. With a 1-0 lead, the home team had little trouble in singles play, sweeping five of six singles matches in straight sets. CU defaulted the No. 6 position.
"The competition we are facing match-in and match-out is very tough," said CU head coach Nicole Kenneally. "It's the most competitive conference in the country. We need to reduce our errors and continue to force them into the tough and tight situations. Arizona State is another good team and we'll get ready for another battle on Saturday."
CU continues its tour of the Grand Canyon State taking on No. 30 Arizona State, Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m. (MT).
No. 29 Arizona 7, Colorado 0
UA (13-8, 3-5 Pac-12), CU (7-12, 0-8 Pac-12)
April 13, Robson Tennis Center
1d) #35 Smyth/Marks (UA) def. Janssens/Steur (CU) 8-1
2d) Landsman/Johnson (UA) def. Anuszkiewicz/Manzi Tenorio (CU) 8-3
3d) Stubbe/Mc Rann (UA) def. Schleich/Sabourin (CU) 8-0
Order of Finish: 3, *1, 2
1s) #66 Lacey Smyth (UA) def. Kristina Schleich (CU) 6-1, 6-3
2s) #82 Natasha Marks (UA) def. Winde Janssens (CU) 6-3, 6-4
3s) Kim Stubbe (UA) def. Julyette Steur (CU) 7-5, 6-0
4s) Sarah Landsman (UA) def. Carla Manzi Tenorio (CU) 6-0, 6-1
5s) Laura Oldham (UA) def. Ania Anuszkiewicz (CU) 6-1, 6-0
6s) Hailey Johnson (UA) def. Camille Sabourin (CU) default
Order of Finish: 6, 5, *4, 1, 3, 2