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Buffaloes Fall To No.17 Washington

Mar 13, 2022

SEATTLE – The University of Colorado women's tennis team dropped its fourth conference match of the season here Sunday in a 6-1 loss to No.17-ranked Washington.
The Buffaloes (5-7, 0-4 Pac-12) are 0-4 against top-25 teams this season as Washington (13-4, 4-0 Pac-12) remains tied with UCLA at the top of the Pac-12 standings.
The match opened with the Huskies picking up the doubles point as Antonia Balzert and Mila Stanojevic lost the No.2 doubles match 6-0 followed by Ky Ecton and Betina Tokac dropping the No.3 doubles match 6-4. Caroline Pozo and Maria Campos were tied 5-5 when the doubles point was decided.
Washington rallied to the victory with four-straight singles victories before CU picked up a three-set No.6 singles match. Freshman Betina Tokac was the lone victor for Colorado, defeating Yolanda Lin despite dropping a close 7-5 first set. Tokac rallied back in a dominating form in the second set, taking it 6-1 to force a 10-point tiebreaker third set. She captured the win 10 points to four.
The match started with Maria Campos falling in the No.3 singles match to Nika Zupancic 6-2, 6-1. Mila Stanojevice lost the No.5 singles match to Kelly Leung 6-0, 7-5, making it just her second loss in 17 singles matches.
With the match on the line, Sarah-Maude Fortin clinched the win with a pair of 6-3 sets against Caroline Pozo in the No.2 singles match. Antonia Balzert had a strong battle in the No.1 singles match against Vanessa Wong but fell with a pair of 6-4 sets.
The final match of the evening saw Megan Forster lose to Hikaru Sato in three sets in the No.4 singles match. Forster picked up the first set 6-3, but fell in the next two 6-1, 6-2.
The Buffaloes return home for a short break before taking on in-state rival CSU Tuesday at noon. That match will be the first produced match for Colorado tennis with Thad Anderson calling the match. The Buffaloes also added a match to their schedule and will travel to Laramie to take on Wyoming Wednesday March 23 at 12 p.m.
#17 Washington 6, Colorado 1
Singles competition
1. Vanessa Wong (WASH) def. Antonia Balzert (COLO) 6-4, 6-4
2. Sarah-Maude Fortin (WASH) def. Caroline Pozo (COLO) 6-3, 6-3
3. Nika Zupancic (WASH) def. Maria Campos (COLO) 6-2, 6-1
4. Hikaru Sato (WASH) def. Megan Forster (COLO) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
5. Kelly Leung (WASH) def. Mila Stanojevic (COLO) 6-0, 7-5
6. Betina Tokac (COLO) def. Yolanda Lin (WASH) 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4)
Doubles competition
1. Vanessa Wong/Nika Zupancic (WASH) vs. Caroline Pozo/Maria Campos (COLO) 5-5, unfinished
2. Hikaru Sato/Sarah-Maude Fortin (WASH) def. Antonia Balzert/Mila Stanojevic (COLO) 6-0
3. Kelly Leung/Yolanda Lin (WASH) def. Ky Ecton/Betina Tokac (COLO) 6-4
Match Notes:
Colorado 5-7, 0-4 Pac-12
Washington 13-4, 4-0 Pac-12; National ranking #17
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,5,2,1,6,4)