Arizona State Shuts Out Colorado
TEMPE – The 36th-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils outlasted the Colorado women's tennis team at the Whiteman Tennis Center Saturday afternoon by a score of 4-0.
After yesterday's loss to the Arizona Wildcats, Colorado's season record is now 8-10. As for the Sun Devils, they will look to improve their season record of 11-7.
Arizona State gained control of the match early on and never gave up the momentum. Starting in doubles play, Ilze Hattingh and Lauryn John-Baptiste defeated Sara Nayar and Fleur Eggink in the No.1 doubles match 6-0.
Looking to keep the pressure applied, Tereza Kolarova and Giulia Morlet won the No.3 doubles match by a score of 6-4, defeating Maria Campos and Ky Ecton to win the doubles point for the Sun Devils and take a 1-0 lead. The No.2 doubles match was suspended after ASU clinched the doubles point.
Switching things over to singles play, Arizona State won three consecutive matches in straight sets, clinching the 4-0 victory for the Sun Devils. In the No.3 singles match, John-Baptiste defeated Megan Forster 6-0, 6-1 to extend the ASU lead to 2-0.
Marianna Argyrokastriti won the No.5 singles match over Ky Ecton by a score of 6-0, 6-2, earning another point for Arizona State. With a 3-0 lead, all Domenika Turkovic needed was a win in the No.6 singles match to seal the win for ASU.
Turkovic won her match, defeating Fleur Eggink and the Buffaloes in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0. The final three singles matches were suspended due to Arizona State clinching the win.
Colorado will host Utah this Friday, April 16th at 1:30 PM MT for the regular season finale before heading to California for the Pac-12 Championships.
#36 Arizona State 4, Colorado 0
1. Hattingh,Ilze (ASU) vs. Sara Nayar (COLO) 6-3, 2-1, unfinished
2. Hampton,Sammi (ASU) vs. Maria Campos (COLO) 6-7, 0-3, unfinished
3. John-Baptiste,Lauryn (ASU) def. Megan Forster (COLO) 6-0, 6-1
4. Morlet,Giulia (ASU) vs. Antonia Balzert (COLO) 6-3, 4-2, unfinished
5. Argyrokastriti,M (ASU) def. Ky Ecton (COLO) 6-0, 6-2
6. Turkovic,Domenika (ASU) def. Fleur Eggink (COLO) 6-3, 6-0
1. Hattingh,Ilze/John-Baptiste,Lauryn (ASU) def. Sara Nayar/Fleur Eggink (COLO) 6-0
2. Hampton,Sammi/Argyrokastriti,M (ASU) vs. Megan Forster/Sophia Derivan (COLO) 5-3, unfinished
3. Kolarova,Tereza/Morlet,Giulia (ASU) def. Maria Campos/Ky Ecton (COLO) 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (3,6,5)