Lobos Change the Swing of Things Defeating Colorado State 4-3

April 7, 2012


LARAMIE, WYO.—Tennis is all about momentum. It is about who controls the match and who is willing to fight for every point they get. The University of New Mexico women’s tennis team is no stranger to that concept as they broke through a 4 game drought by defeating conference team Colorado State 4-3 on neutral ground.

The match lasted for more than four hours on the court in near perfect conditions.

At number one doubles, Michaela Bezdickova and Maria Sablina took on Arneson/Schultz defeating them in a close pro-set of 8-6. The duo have won the last three matches that they have been paired up in so far.

At number two doubles, Michaela Oldani and Kristin Eggleston clinched the doubles win for the Lobos defeating Kardhordo/Mulhern. The pair won the match 8-5.

At number three doubles, Nikolina Grbac and Alyssa Caffey tried their hardest against the Wojakowska sisters but they were no match, falling with a score of 8-2.

The Lobos took the momentum early at the start of the match winning doubles in close fights at number one and two. It was now onto see if the momentum would change in singles.

At number one singles, Michaela Bezdickova defeated Tori Arneson giving up only three games total in both sets. The final score was UNM 6-2, 6-1.

At number two singles, Maria Sablina had an easy first set, but a much more challenging second set against Natalie Heffron. Maria Sablina came out on top winning the match 6-1, 6-4.

The Lobos only needed one more singles point to win the match. It was down to the last four singles matches.

At the number three spot, Kristin Eggleston won the first set against Kaley Schultz. That set would be her last to win as she fell in three sets with a final score of 1-6, 6-0, 6-2.

At the number four position, Nikolina Grbac fell to Lauren Mulhern with a score of 6-4, 6-3.

At number five singles, Alyssa Caffey won her first set against Veronika Wojakowska but it was not enough to win the match. The final score was CSU 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

The score was now tied up at 3-3 with one more singles match left on the court. It all came down to whoever won at the number six position.

Representing the Lobos was Michaela Oldani taking on Adriana Wojakowska at number six singles. Michaela Oldani won the first set in a close contested battle with a score of 7-5. She did not let the momentum slip from her grasp as he won the second clinching the match with a final score of 7-5, 6-3.

"A hard fought win for us today. We won 5 out of the 6 first sets in the singles but to their credit they kept coming back,” Head Coach Roy Canada said. “This was a long 4 1/2 hour match with many momentum changes. We had to play without Anna who is nursing an injury at home and everybody had to step up which they did."

The Lobos will take on Wyoming at 10 a.m. MT on April 8, 2012.