Box Score BOULDER – BOULDER – The Colorado Buffaloes Tennis team fell to No. 13 Stanford 6-1 Friday afternoon at the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
The Buffs fall to 7-4 overall and 0-1 in the league while the Cardinal improve to 7-1 overall and 1-0 in the Pac-12.
How it happened
- Stanford opened the day with a 6-2 victory at No. 3 doubles from Connie Ma and Valencia Xu over Ellen Puzak and Betina Tokac.
- Colorado then quickly tied up doubles action with a win at No. 2 doubles from Mila Stanojevic and Elys Ventura over Sara Choy and Alexandra Yepifanova 6-3.
- The Cardinals clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 victory from Angelica Blake and Alexis Blokhina over Antonia Balzert and Aya El Sayed.
- Stanford started singles strong with a win at No. 2 singles from Alexandra Yepifanova over Elys Ventura 6-2, 6-3.
- Angelica Blake extended the lead for the Cardinals with a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles over Mila Stanojevic.
- Antonia Balzert fought hard against the No. 5 player in the country Connie Ma at No. 1 singles but fell 6-2, 4-6.
- Aya El Sayed got the Buffs on the board at No. 4 singles with a win over Alexis Blokhina 6-4, 2-0 (Ret.)
- Valencia Xu won at No. 6 singles 6-1, 6-3 over Carri Hayes.
- Sara Choy finished up the match for Stanford winning at No. 5 singles over Betina Tokac 6-4, 6-3.
- Aya El Sayed has a five-match win streak at No. 4 singles after defeating the No. 72 ranked player in the country.
The Buffs get back on the court on Sunday against No. 55 ranked California at 11:00 a.m. MST. The match will either be played at the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center or outside at the CU Tennis Complex. The first 100 fans will receive a CU Tennis T-shirt.
No. 13 Stanford 6, Colorado 1
March 3, 2023
Boulder, Colo. (Rocky Mountain Tennis Center)
1. Angelica Blake/Alexis Blokhina (STAN) def. Antonia Balzert/Aya El Sayed (CU) 6-2
2. Mila Stanojevic/Elys Ventura (CU) def. Sara Choy/Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) 6-3
3. Connie Ma/Valencia Xu (STAN) def. Ellen Puzak/Betina Tokac (CU) 6-2
Order of finish: (3,2,1)
1. No. 5 Connie Ma (STAN) def. Antonia Balzert (CU) 6-2, 6-4
2. No. 25 Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) def. Elys Ventura (CU) 6-2, 6-3
3. No. 20 Angelica Blake (STAN) def. Mila…
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