Tennis recap: Rams tally first sweep of season, top Vikings 7-0

March 31, 2012

By Amanda Bader
Athletic Media Relations

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - In a last-minute match with Portland State, Colorado State opened play at the University Tennis Complex for the first time during the 2011-12 season to defeat the Vikings in a sweep, 7-0.

During the Rams' (4-10, 0-2 Mountain West) sweep over Portland State (3-12, 0-5 BIg Sky), Lauren Mulhern was able to tally her first victory of the season while CSU broke a four-match winless streak.

The Rams started the day off notching wins in all three doubles positions. At No. 2, Mulhern and Emese Kardhordo gained their first victory as a pair this season, defeating their Viking opponents, 8-2. Soon to follow was Veronika and Adriana Wojakowska at No. 3, topping Portland State, 8-3.

In singles, first to come off the courts was Kaley Schultz in her tenth victory of the season, dropping just two games in two sets to the Viking's Marti Pallicano, 6-0, 6-2.

Trialing close behind, Colorado State tallied its first victory of the season at the No. 2 position, where Natalie Heffron stepped up to defeat McDonald, 6-2, 6-2.

The Rams went on to defeat the Vikings at the Nos. 5, 6 and 1 positions, each in straight sets, clinching Colorado State's victory over Portland State.

Closing out the sweep for CSU was Lauren Mulhern, as she clinched her first win of the season, topping Megan Govi of Portland State in straight sets at No. 4, 6-3, 7-5.

Following play on Saturday, Colorado State will return to the courts Sunday in order to take on Boise State in the second match of back-to-back play. The Vikings will go on to play Northern Colorado in the team's two-game road swing in Colorado.

Colorado State  7, Portland State   0
1. Arneson/Schultz (CSU) def. Spencer/Pellicano (PSU) 8-5                                
2. Kardhordo/Mulhern (CSU) def, Megan Govi/Marina Todd (PSU) 8-2
3. A.Wojakowska/V.Wojakowska (CSU) def. McDonald/Vadali (PSU) 8-3
Winner of Doubles Point: Colorado State
Order of Finish: 2, 3*, 1                                  
1. Tori Arneson (CSU) def. Spencer (PSU) 6-3, 6-2  
2. Natalie Heffron, CSU) def. McDonald (PSU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Kaley Schultz (CSU) def. Pellicano (PSU) 6-0, 6-2             
4. Lauren Mulhern (CSU) def. Govi (PSU) 6-3, 7-5
5. Veronika Wojakowska (CSU) def. Todd (PSU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Adriana Wojakowska (CSU) def. Vadali (PSU) 6-2, 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 5*, 6, 1, 4
Attendance: 123