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No. 54 OSU Defeats No. 53 CU, 5-2

Feb 15, 2003

BOULDER - After securing the doubles point and taking a 1-0 lead, the Colorado women's tennis team came up short in the singles competition, falling to No. 54 Oklahoma State, 5-2 in the Big 12 opener for both schools Saturday evening at the Millennium Hotel.

The Cowgirls remained undefeated (3-0, 1-0 Big 12), while Colorado falls to 4-2 overall and 0-1 in the Big 12.

Seniors Lia Dimingo and Dominique Lemperle took their No. 1 doubles position in a tough 8-6 match, while the other CU doubles teams of junior Morgan Sall and sophomore Kendra Strandemo were victorious at No. 2, 8-4 and senior Sarah Burrows and freshman Jessica Vanderdys teamed up for an 8-4 win at No. 3.

In singles, Strandemo was the lone CU player to claim victory taking the No. 5 singles slot in straight-sets, 6-2, 6-1, while Lemperle lost her first singles match of the spring, dropping a pair of tie-breakers in her No. 1 singles match to Linda Faltynkova, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4).

Colorado returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 22 when it hosts Wisconsin at the Boulder Country Club beginning at 6 p.m.

No. 54 Oklahoma State 5, No. 53 Colorado 2

Oklahoma State (3-0, 1-0 Big 12), Colorado (4-2, 0-1 Big 12)

Doubles

1) Dimingo/Lemperle (CU) def. Kolodynska/Faltynkova, 8-6; 2) Strandemo/Sall (CU) def. Pauchnik/Marsic 8-4; 3) Burrows/Vanderdys (CU) def. Vasylyeva/Radzikowska 8-4.

Singles

1) Linda Faltynkova (OSU) def. Dominique Lemperle 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4); 2) Kate Vasylyeva (OSU) def. Katherine Anne Lutgert 3-6, 6-2, 6-2; 3) Katya Kolodynska (OSU) def. Lia Dimingo 7-5, 6-1; 4) Ewa Radzikowska (OSU) def. Jessica Vanderdys 6-1, 5-7, 6-3; 5) Kendra Strandemo (CU) def. Zana Masnic 6-2, 6-1; 6) Ines Furtmayr (OSU) def. Morgan Sall 6-3, 6-2.