Buffaloes Gear Up For Busy Week
BOULDER – The Colorado women's tennis team begins seven days stretch with four matches starting tomorrow when the team hosts Air Force at the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center at 10 a.m.
Colorado will host Air Force Wednesday before they fly to Washington for a match against Washington State Friday at 12:30 p.m. MT. Two days later the team will face Washington in Seattle at noon MT, then they have one day of rest before facing in-state rival CSU Tuesday at noon MT.
The Buffaloes (4-5, 0-2 Pac-12) are coming off three-straight matches against ranked opponents. Air Force (10-2) and Washington State (4-8, 0-2 Pac-12) are not ranked, but Washington (11-4, 2-0 Pac-12) is ranked 33rd in the nation in the latest poll.
The Buffs are led by Mila Stanojevic who is 13-1 dating back to October at the ITA Mountain Regional Championships. She picked up the first ranked singles win this Sunday when she defeated the 105th-ranked individual in the nation in straight sets.
In doubles play, Betina Tokac and Ellen Puzak held their own all weekend in the No.3 doubles position. Against UCLA their match went unfinished tied at three games apiece, and against USC they were up 4-3 when the doubles point was decided.
The Buffs finish off this stretch trying to defend their 40-0 record against CSU all time. The record is the longest team win streak against a single opponent in CU history.
SCOUTING THE FALCONS
Air Force comes to town with an impressive 10-2 record, though more than half of those wins have come against Division II opponents. The Falcons most recently fell 4-0 to No.51 Denver Sunday on the road. Their other loss came in a 4-3 loss to rival Army West Point.
SCOUTING THE COUGARS
Washington State started the season with four-straight wins, but since have fallen hard with eight-straight losses. The Cougars defeated BYU, Montana, Eastern Washington and Idaho. They came up close against Utah in a 4-3 loss and fell to Columbia 4-2 at the end of February. They most recently dropped two Pac-12 matches in Arizona.
SCOUTING THE HUSKIES
Washington started the season with six-straight wins including defeating UCLA and Denver 4-3. They also defeated Portland 7-0. Three of the team's four losses came at the ITA Indoor National Championships, all to SEC schools in Georgia, Auburn and Florida. Their other loss came 5-2 to Notre Dame. Last weekend Washington defeated both Arizona schools on the road by scores of 4-3.
SCOUTING THE RAMS
The Rams are 5-3 this season including a win against Gonzaga 4-2. Last weekend they played Arizona and fell 4-3 in a close match. They also have wins over South Dakota and Grand Canyon.