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No. 62 CU Routs Air Force, 6-1

Feb 1, 2003

COLORADO SPRINGS - The Colorado women's tennis team improved to 3-1 on the season, defeating the United States Air Force Academy, 6-1, Saturday afternoon.

The Buffs started the afternoon earning the doubles point taking two of three doubles matches as Kendra Strandemo and Morgan Sall won at No. 2 with an easy 8-2 win. CU freshmen Susan Johnson and Jessica Vanderdys teamed up at No. 3 equaling the same score.

Colorado, ranked for the first time this season by the latest Omni Hotels Collegiate Tennis Rankings administered by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association entered the second week of the spring at No. 62, dominated Air Force taking five of the six singles matches including straight set victories at No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 6. Dominique Lemperle, Katherine Lutgert, Jessica Vanderdys, and Morgan Sall each posted two set wins, while Lia Dimingo won her respective match in three sets.

The CU women's team continued their dominance over the Air Force Academy winning for the fifth time in as many dual matches from its in-state foe.

"Today was a solid win," said head coach Nicole Kenneally. "Air Force is always tough to play and I'm happy that the team competed from the first point to the last. We had good doubles and solid singles play and I'm excited to be continuing the season with Minnesota next on our schedule and the start of the Big 12 season starting soon."

Colorado returns home for its next three matches starting this Saturday, Feb. 8 against No. 73 Minnesota in a match played at the Ranch Country Club in Westminster. After the Golden Gophers, CU entertains No. 48 Oklahoma State (Harvest House) on Feb. 15 and Colorado State (at the Boulder Country Club) on Feb. 22.