Lobos Lose Footing Falling 7-0 to Colorado
Feb. 18, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--The Lobos coming home from an undefeated record of 3-0 lose their footing to the University of Colorado at the first home match for the Lobos with a score of 7-0.
In the number two doubles, Laura Richardson and Maria Sabline faced off against Manzi Tenorio/Janssens falling with a score of 8-3.
It all came down to number three doubles where Michaela Oldani and Kristin Eggleston were engaged in a close battle against Tiefel/Sanders. The Lobos were able to gain six games on their opponents but could not finish out dropping the match 8-6.
The Buffaloes had gained some momentum on UNM but the Lobos were determined to change that.
At number one singles, Michaela Bezdickova took on Kristina Schleich. It seemed to be a equal match throughout with Schleich winning one game and then Michaela Bezdickova winning the next. It continued on like this up until the third set where Michaela Bezdickova dropped three crucial points giving Colorado a victory. The final match score was 6-1, 6-7, 10-7.
Number two singles was no different from number one where Susanna Kuuttila faced off against Winde Janssens. The tight match ended in Colorado victory with Janssens taking the final two games in the third set. The final match score was 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Maria Sablina played at number three singles competing against Julyette Steur falling with a score of 6-4, 6-3.
Kristin Eggleston faced Erin Sanders dropping the match 6-2, 6-3.
Nikolina Grbac had a very difficult match at number five singles where she played against Carla Manzi Tenorio. She managed to come back after losing the first set 6-1. She took the match to the third set but couldn't continue the momentum finishing the match with a final score of 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.
At number six singles, Alyssa Caffey took on Ania Anuskiewicz falling with a score of 6-4, 6-3.
"We competed but we did not play well. We have to call it what it is. We had a lot of see-saw opportunities," Head Coach Roy Canada said. "We had the momentum to our advantage and we played exactly the opposite of how we were practicing. Bottom line, I think we choked on several locations and several opportunities."
The Lobos will take on the University of Denver tomorrow February 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Linda Estes Tennis Complex.
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