BOULDER – The Colorado Buffaloes Tennis team improved to 8-5 after coming back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Wyoming 4-2 at the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center Sunday morning.
How it happened
- The match started with a 6-3 win at No. 2 doubles from Wyoming’s Violetta Borodina and Maria Oreshkina over Mila Stanojevic and Elys Ventura.
- The Buffs answered back with a win at No. 3 doubles from Ellen Puzak and Betina Tokac over Adel Ismagulova and Lucia Malinak 6-4.
- Wyoming clinched the doubles point at No. 1 doubles with a 7-5 win from Ana Fernandez and Sophie Zehender over Antonia Balzert and Aya El Sayed.
- Wyoming scored their final point of the afternoon at No. 1 singles with a 6-4, 6-1 win from Sophie Zehender over Antonia Balzert.
- Mila Stanojevic got the Buffs on the board at No. 3 ingles with a 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory over Noesjka Brink.
- Elys Ventura tied it up for the Buffs at No. 2 singles over Maria Oreshkina. After dropping the first set 6-2, Ventura came back and dominated the last two sets winning 6-2, 6-0.
- The Buffs took their first lead of the afternoon with a dominating 6-1, 6-1 victory from Betina Tokac over Nikol Dobrilova at No. 5 singles.
- To clinch the match for the Buffs Aya El Sayed defeated Wyoming’s Violetta Borodina 6-0, 7-6(4) at No. 4 singles.
- No. 6 singles between Carri Hayes and Ana Fernandez was unfinished.
- Colorado snapped a two-match losing streak.
- Aya El Sayed has a seven-match win streak at No. 4 singles after defeating
- This was the fourth match of the year that was clinched by El Sayed.
- Colorado now leads the all-time series 8-1 currently holding a five-match winning streak.
Next week the Buffs travel to Oregon to take on the Ducks on Friday at 1:00 p.m. MST. The Buffs next home match will be on April 7 at 1:00 PM.
CU Coach Anthony Pham
“I was really happy with the team victory. Credit to Wyoming because I think they took it to us in doubles and they were the more aggressive team and but we did a good job in singles. I don’t think we neccesarily played great but that’s credit to Wyoming, but we hung in there and we persevered. When you’re not playing good tennis, you have to compete you got to battle. As a team I thought we did a good job of that today.”
“At the end of the day, you’re happy to get a victory anyway you can….
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