Tennis Preview: Rams seek success in warmer weather
March 18, 2013
The Colorado State women’s tennis team will travel to California over spring break to take on Cal State Fullerton Wednesday, March 20, at 2 p.m. and Cal State Los Angeles Saturday, March 23, at 11 a.m.
About The Rams
The Rams enter the road trip with an overall record of 2-7 in the dual season. Rams sophomore Adriana Wojakowska went undefeated in Colorado State’s most recent pair of matches, March 9-10 vs. Air Force and Rhode Island. She picked up her first two singles victories of the spring season, defeating Air Force’s Mary Meyers 7-5, 6-4 at the No. 6 position, and Rhode Island’s Karolina Wojciak 6-1, 6-0, at the No. 4 position.
Freshman Abby Stevens has a dual singles record of 6-3 this spring, and an overall record of 13-4. Stevens and fellow freshman Mollie Cooper have a combined doubles record of 7-1 this spring.
About Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton comes into Wednesday’s match with and overall record of 8-9, falling to UC Davis 6-1 in its most recent outing March 16. The Titans’ Morgan McIntosh is 8-7 in dual play, and 11-10 overall this spring, playing mostly at the No. 2 position.
About Cal State Los Angeles
Cal State Los Angeles has an overall record of 6-6 this spring. The Golden Eagles fell to Fresno Pacific in a road match March 16, their last time out. Leora Hemmerich is 8-3 in dual play, and 13-5 overall. Hemmerich and doubles partner Christie Lau have a record of 6-6 this spring.
The Rams lost their first conference match of the season 6-1 to Air Force on Saturday, March 9. In that match Wojakowska won her first dual match of the spring season by defeating the Falcons’ Mary Meyers 7-5, 6-4 at the No. 6 position for the Rams’ lone singles victory. The Rams picked up their second victory of the spring season against Rhode Island, 6-1, on Sunday, March 10. Stevens and Cooper defeated Rhode Island’s Nithila Asokaraj and Karolina Wojciak 8-3 at the No. 2 position to pick up their seventh doubles point of the spring season.
Quotes from Jon Messick
“We are looking to get into some warm weather to get some really good training and practice time outdoors. We’re going to have an opportunity when we are not playing a match to be practicing as much as we can outdoors to get ready for the conference schedule that is outdoors.
“As far as the matches go, Cal Fullerton has gotten a lot better. I think we are going to have a real tough match with them. We have always had close matches with them so I think that will be the case in the end. We’re just going to have to play real well. We have never seen Cal State LA before, so I am not really sure what to expect. We are just going to expect to see a real tough match and see how it goes. We are also hoping to get everybody back to full strength with injuries; we are just hoping to use the trip to get 100 percent ready for conference.”