Falcons soar past Rams, 6-1
April 20, 2012
By Amanda Bader
Athletic Media Relations
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - In their last match of the regular 2011-12 season, the CSU women's tennis team fell to Air Force, 6-1. Colorado State's sole win of the day was at the No. 2 position where Natalie Heffron defeated Christine Molina, 6-3, 6-1.
The loss against the Falcons pushed the Rams record back to 5-15, 0-7 MW, while lifting Air Force to a record of 17-6, 3-3 MW.
In doubles, play remained competitive before Air Force surged past CSU to tally victories at the Nos. 1 and 3 positions. The closest match was at the No. 2 position where Lauren Mulhern and Emese Kardhordo fell, 8-6, to their Air Force opponents.
After gaining the first doubles point, the Falcons pushed forward to notch the second point of the dual, putting Air Force up, 2-0.
Colorado State quickly responded as Heffron gained the Rams' first and only point of the dual. Following Heffron's match, CSU fell at the Nos. 4, 5 and 1 positions.
Closing out the dual for Colorado State was Kaley Schultz who fell in a third-set tie-breaking decision to Air Force's Tahlia Smoke, 3-6, 6-4, 1-0(8).
The Rams will return to the court Thursday for Day 1 of the MW championships. Play will be held in San Diego, Calif., and will go through April 29.
Air Force 6, Colorado State 1
April 20, 2012
1. Cecil / Smoke (AF) def. Arneson / Schultz, 8-5
2. Dake / Rizvi (AF) def. Kardhordo / Mulhern, 8-6
3. Tran / Molina (AF) def. Adriana Wojakowska / V. Wojakowska, 8-5
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
1. Melissa Cecil (AF) def. Tori Arneson, 6-0, 7-6(3)
2. Natalie Heffron (CSU) def. Christine Molina, 6-3, 6-1
3. Tahlia Smoke (AF) def. Kaley Schultz, 3-6, 6-4, 1-0(8)
4. Tiffany Tran (AF) def. Lauren Mulhern, 6-3, 6-3
5. Hannah Dake (AF) def. Emese Kardhordo, 6-4, 6-4
6. Natasha Rizvi (AF) def. Veronika Wojakowska, 6-0, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 2, 4, 5, 1, 3