Colorado Set For Two Home Matches
BOULDER – Colorado women's tennis team hosts No.25-ranked Baylor and Gonzaga this Saturday and Sunday, respectfully, at 10 a.m. in the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center to open the 2022 home tennis schedule.
The Buffs (0-2) haven't competed since Jan. 30 after five of their first seven matches of the season were either canceled or postponed. The team added Baylor to the schedule last week to serve as the home opener after the first three were not competed.
Saturday's match will be the first dual in Boulder under head coach Anthony Pham. Pham was the assistant coach last season and will now lead the team alongside assistant coach Brian Ward and volunteer assistant coach Hailey Barrett.
Colorado is led by freshman Mila Stanojevic who has not lost a singles match since becoming the ITA Mountain Regional Flight B Champion. She has won 10-straight matches and is the only Buff with a match win in singles or doubles in dual play this season.
The Buffaloes are 49-55 in combined singles play this season led by Stanojevic's 13 wins and .765 win percentage. Antonia Balzert is second on the team with nine wins and a .600 win percentage.
In doubles play, CU is 18-32 this season. Stanojevic leads the way with eight doubles wins, the most coming with Megan Forster. Betina Tokac has the best doubles win percentage for CU at .556 with a 5-4 record.
No.25 Baylor comes into Boulder with a 2-3 record this season with wins against Illinois and Kansas. The Bears nearly upset No.15 USC in the ITA Kickoff Weekend, losing 4-3. They also picked up a pair of points against Texas, the top-ranked team in the NCAA. Baylor picked up the doubles point in both matches in the ITA Kickoff.
Alina Shcherbinina is the top-ranked Bear at 73rd in the NCAA, while her teammates Alicia Herrero Linana and Melany Krywoj are the second-ranked duo in the NCAA.
Baylor will take on Denver Friday before heading to Boulder.
Gonzaga is 2-1 this season with wins against Montana State and South Dakota. Their one loss came to Cal Poly in a 4-3 loss in Oregon. Like CU, Gonzaga has had three matches postponed this season. They will face off with CSU Friday before heading to Boulder.