- The University of Colorado tennis team began a four-game road trip with a close
4-3 defeat to Denver.
Friday's nighttime match at the Monaco Athletic Club went down to the wire. The
Buffs opened strong, easily taking the doubles point with 8-2 victories in the
No. 1 and 2 positions, but fought for every game in singles play, as three
Buffs were pushed to three sets.
"Tonight I was really proud of
the quality of play and fight that our team showed," CU head coach Nicole
Kenneally said. "This was an exciting college match that literally came down to
the last ball played. We definitely had our shots but DU also played a
high quality match so congrats to them. We competed hard and this young team is
continuing to make strides every time we step out onto the court. Matches that
are this close are tough to lose, and you definitely feel them, but ultimately
the experience and lessons we gain is only going to help every player on this
team. We play CSU on Sunday and expect another great college match. Go
fall to 2-2 in the spring season, falling by a single point in both losses.
Denver improves to 3-2. Colorado leads the all-time series 28-9.
Winde Janssens and Carla Manzi Tenorio continue to prove their strength as a
duo, improving to 4-0 in dual play after Friday's 8-2 victory. Julyette Steur
and Erin Sanders also glided to success, earning their first win as a pair this
In individual play, Manzi Tenorio and Sanders shined once more, helping keep
the match tight. Both Buffs have won three straight spring matches.
The Buffs continue their road trip against another in-state rival. Colorado
travels to Colorado State, who begins dual play on Sunday, Feb. 10. First serve
is at 9 a.m. at the Miramont Athletic Club located at 901 Oakridge Drive in
Fort Collins. The Buffs hold a 26-0 series lead over the Rams.
Denver 4, Colorado 3
DU (3-2), CU (2-2)
Friday, Feb. 8, Monaco Athletic Club
1d) Steur/Sanders (CU) def. Bergner/Rath, 8-2
2d) Janssens/Manzi Tenorio (CU) def. Isberg/van den Eerenbeemt, 8-2
3d) Tiefel/Quvedo vs. Schnell/Derbyshire, DNF
Order of Finish: 1, 2*
1s) Sophia Bergner (DU) def. Julyette Steur,
6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (5)
2s) Caroline Schnell (DU) def. Dhany Quevedo,
5-7, 7-1, 7-5
3s) Emma Isberg (DU) def. Winde Janssens, 6-1,
4s) Carla Manzi Tenorio (CU) def. Mandy van den
Eerenbeemt, 6-3, 6-2
5s) Erin Sanders (CU) def. Charlotte Derbyshire,
7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-2
6s) Steffi Rath (DU) def. Ashley Tiefel, 6-2,
Order of Finish: 3, 6, 4, 1, 5, 2*