USAFA, Colo.—The Colorado Buffaloes Tennis team improved to 2-0 on the young spring season, traveling south down I-25 to the Air Force Academy where they defeated the Falcons 5-2 Sunday evening here at the Cadet West Gymnasium.
After going behind 1-0 in doubles action, the Buffs dominated the singles action, winning at spots Nos. 1-5 to earn the victory and improve to 2-0 for the first time since the 2019-20 season.
“I’m proud of the way we competed and I thought we did a really good job responding in singles after dropping the doubles point,” CU coach Anthony Pham said. “Air Force always plays good doubles, so hats off to them. We did a great job responding and engaging for four sets. It’s always tricky playing here.”
The Buffs improve to 21-3 all-time against Air Force and have won three straight, including two straight at the Academy where the Buffs improved to 12-2 all-time.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Air Force got on the board first at No. 2 doubles with Abby Cotuna and Isabella Flodin defeating Mila Stanojevic and Elys Ventura, 6-2.
- The Buffs evened the doubles action at No. 3 with Ellen Puzak and Betina Tokac defeating Andrea Le and Courtney Swift, 6-4.
- At that point, the No. 1 doubles match was tied 4-4 with Antonia Balzert and Aya El Sayed tied with Sydney Fitch and Alexis Odom. The Falcons won the final two points of the set to secure the win and the doubles point, as Air Force took a 1-0 lead.
- For the second straight match, El Sayed disposed of her opponent the fastest, earning a 6-3, 6-3 win over Flodin at No. 4 as the Buffs tied…