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SEATTLE, Wash. – The University of Colorado women’s tennis team dropped its ninth straight conference match of the season, falling 4-1 to the No. 48 ranked Washington Huskies, Saturday afternoon at the Bill Quillian Tennis Courts.

The Buffaloes (8-13, 0-9) claimed one singles point on the day as freshman Nuria Ormeño Ruiz rallied from a set down to defeat Julija Lukac, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 at the No. 3 position. Ormeño Ruiz recorded her 19th singles victory of the year and her 10th dual win of the spring. Her 19 wins ties sophomore teammate Alex Aiello for the most wins on the team this season.

Ormeño Ruiz also tallied to win her team-best third Pac-12 singles victory.

It was UW’s seventh straight win over CU dating back 1993 and now leads the all-time series, 8-3. The Huskies improve to 12-8 overall and 2-7 in the conference.

Washington is one of nine Pac-12 schools nationally ranked in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll at No. 48 nationally, defeated Oregon last Sunday for its first conference win of the season.

The Buffaloes lost their third match in a row after defeating Tulane at home back on March 28.

CU dropped the doubles point to UW falling at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions by 8-1 and 8-2 scores, respectively. Trailing 1-0, the home team pushed ahead 3-0 with straight set winners at the No. 5 and No. 6 slot until Ormeño Ruiz scored CU’s lone point with her come-from-behind victory.

The win for Ormeño Ruiz was also her fifth career three set win, and her fourth career match rallying from a set down.

Washington clinched the match by its lone senior in Saturday lineup as Andjela Nemcevic defeated CU senior Carla Manzi Tenorio 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 at No. 4 singles.

CU closes the regular season at No. 36 Utah next Saturday, April 19 in Salt Lake City at 11 a.m. (MDT).

No. 48 Washington 4, Colorado 1
UW (12-8, 2-7 Pac-12), CU (8-13, 0-9 Pac-12)
April 12, Bill Quillian Tennis Stadium
Seattle, Wash.

1d) Douglas-Miron/Shimizu (UW) vs. Steur/Tiefel (CU) 5-2 – did not finish
2d) Ysidora/Coronel (UW) def. Manzi Tenorio/Janssens (CU) 8-1
3d) Nemcevic/Lukac (UW) def. Quevedo/Vitaliya Alkhovik (CU) 8-2
Order of Finish: 2, 3

1s) (123) Elianne Douglas-Miron (UW) vs. Julyette Steur 6-3, 6-7 – did not finish
2s) Grace Ysidora (UW)  vs. Winde Janssens (CU) 3-6, 6-4, 4-3 – did not finish
3s) Nuria Ormeño Ruiz (CU) def. Julija Lukac (UW) 2-6, 7-6, 6-3
4s) Andjela Nemcevic (UW) def. Carla Manzi Tenorio (CU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
5s) Natali Coronel (UW) def. Ashley Tiefel (CU) 6-1, 6-1
6s) Riki Shimizu (UW)  def. Dhany Quevedo (CU) 6-1, 6-2
Order of Finish: 5, 6, 3, 4*