SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - For the second consecutive season, the University of Colorado women's tennis team failed to win a conference match falling to 0-10 in its initial season in the Pac-12 Conference and dropping a 7-0 decision to No. 38 Utah, Saturday afternoon.
The Buffaloes (7-14, 0-10 Pac-12) dropped their 25th-straight regular season conference match dating back to 2010. CU lost all 11 matches last season in the Big 12 and the last four in 2010.
Utah improves to 11-10 overall and to 3-7 in the conference. The Utes swept all three doubles matches for the point and five of six singles matches in straight sets. CU defaulted the No. 6 slot and already trailed 2-0 on the scoreboard before singles play began.
The Utes clinched the match at No. 1 singles as senior and No. 50 nationally ranked Anastasia Putilina won her last home match on Senior Day defeating sophomore Kristina Schleich, 6-4, 6-1.
It was CU's ninth shutout loss this season by a 7-0 score and seventh in conference play. Ten of CU's 11 matches against conference opponents are nationally ranked, as high as No. 1 through No. 44.
CU was the only school to go winless in conference play this season and will be the No. 11th seed entering the Pac-12 Tournament beginning April 26 at Ojai, Calif. (opponent to be determined).
#38 Utah 7, Colorado 0
UU (11-10, 3-7 Pac-12), CU (7-14, 0-10 Pac-12)
April 21, Salt Lake City
Coach Mike's Tennis Academy
1d) Putilina/Craig (UU) def. Janssens/Schleich (CU) 8-3
2d) Flores/Smith (UU) def. Steur/Tiefel (CU) 7-6(5)
3d) Pham/Kovarcikova (UU) def. Anuszkiewicz/Manzi Tenorio (CU) 8-1
Order of Finish: 3, *1, 2
1s) (50) Anastasia Putilina (UU) def. Kristina Schleich (CU) 6-4, 6-1
2s) Sarah Pham (UU) def. Winde Janssens (CU) 6-1, 6-1
3s) Callie Craig (UU) def. Julyette Steur (CU) 6-0, 6-4
4s) Danielle Flores (UU) def. Carla Manzi Tenorio (CU) 6-1, 6-2
5s) Natasha Smith (UU) def. Ashley Tiefel (CU) 6-2, 6-3
6s) Sammie Watson (UU) win by default
Order of Finish: 6, 2, *1, 4, 3, 5