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Tennis Begins Spring Season Saturday

Jan 23, 2015

BOULDER - The University of Colorado women’s tennis team begins its 2015 spring season this weekend at the University of Northern Colorado on Saturday, January 24 at 1 p.m.  The match will be held at the Work Out West Health and Recreation campus at West 20th Street in Greeley.

The Buffaloes return seven student-athletes that saw significant playing time last fall, including senior Julyette Steur and freshman Kyra Wojcik, who teamed up to win the ITA Mountain Regional last October. The pair was the first CU doubles team to represent the Buffaloes at the USTA/ITA National Indoors Intercollegiate Championships in New York City.

CU’s most successful doubles team was Steur and Wojcik during the fall, winning five of seven matches. Senior Ashley Tiefel and freshman Tina Bokhua won four out of six.

In singles, Steur and junior Alex Aiello each won six matches. Both women are coming off an impressive fall singles campaign, advancing to the ITA Mountain Region Round of 16. Bokhua and sophomore Nuria Ormeño Ruiz each won four singles matches.

Head coach Nicole Kenneally enters her 16th spring season and ranks second all-time on the all-time CU women’s coaching victories list with 151.

The women’s team begins the January and February portion of the schedule with five of six matches on the road or at neutral sites.

The home opener is Saturday, Jan. 31 against former Big 12 Conference rival and No. 64 ranked Kansas State at the Millennium Hotel Harvest House bubble beginning at 4 p.m. Other home matches during February include New Mexico (Feb. 15, 11 a.m.), Nevada (Feb. 21, 11 a.m.) and Kansas (Feb. 22, Noon).

The Pac-12 Conference home opener is against No. 34 Arizona on March 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Overall, CU will play 13 ranked opponents, including nine of 10 conference teams currently ranked among the latest ITA Top 75 poll.