Buffaloes Begin Eight Match Colorado Stand
BOULDER – Colorado women's tennis team begins the first of eight-straight matches in the state of Colorado this Sunday in Boulder when the team hosts Utah State at the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center at 10 a.m.
The Buffs (2-1) suffered their first loss this past weekend in a 6-1 match at Iowa State against the Cyclones. Only Sophia Derivan remains undefeated for Colorado through three matches in the No.2 singles position and the No.1 doubles spot with Sara Nayar.
Colorado is 5-4 in total doubles matches, as Nayar and Derivan are 3-0 together and Maria Campos and Megan Forster are 2-1 in the No.3 doubles matches. Fleur Eggink, Antonia Balzert and Ky Ecton are all seeking their first doubles win.
In singles play, Balzert, Campos, Forster and Nayar all have a 2-1 record. Colorado is 12-6 in singles matches this season.
The Aggies (1-1) come into town with an even record after sweeping former NCAA DII member Dixie State 7-0, then suffering a devastating 4-3 loss to Idaho State at home. The match against the Bengals began 3-2 in favor of Idaho State, then the clinching point came due to an injury retire in the No.4 singles match. Utah State will first take on Denver on Saturday before heading to Boulder.
The Buffs stay in the state for more than a month, hosting three matches in Utah State, Wyoming and BYU before taking on the three NCAA Division I opponents in the state, all on the road. Colorado returns to Pac-12 play hosting Cal and Stanford on March 5 and 7.