Buffs Swept by No.20 Arizona State
BOULDER - On a beautiful spring afternoon, the Colorado women's tennis team was swept 4-0 by No.20 Arizona State at the CU South Campus Tennis Complex on Friday.
Colorado falls to 7-12 overall with an 0-8 mark in Pac-12 competition as it heads into the final two regular season matches. ASU won its fourth-straight match and improved to 12-6 on the year and 4-4 in the Pac-12.
The Sun Devils got to work early in the No.2 doubles match with Giulia Morlet and Sedona Gallagher topping CU's Ky Ecton and Mila Stanojevic 6-1. In the No. 1 match, Colorado's Caroline Pozo and Antonia Balzert were giving the No.21 ranked doubles duo all they could handle and were tied 5-5 with ASU's Patricija Spaka and Domenika Turkovic. However, the match was abandoned after ASU's Marianna Argyrokastriti and Cali Jankowski clinched the doubles point in the No.3 match with a 6-4 win over Ellen Puzak and Betina Tokac.
Balzert continued to play well for CU, claiming a 6-4 set victory over No.95 Giulia Morlet in the No.1 singles match. The Sun Devils were strong in the other matches though, as Argyrokastriti quickly put ASU up 2-0 with 6-3, 6-0 set victories over Ecton in the No.6 singles match. Gallagher also had success for Arizona State in the No.3 match, defeating Megan Forster 6-1, 6-2 to extend the lead to 3-0.
In the No.4 match, Stanojevic competed well, but fell 6-4 in both her sets against Jankowski as ASU clinched the victory. In match No.1, Balzert's game ended in the second set as she held set lead and a 4-1 lead in the second set. In match No. 2, Pozo trailed Turkovic by a set but was leading 4-1 in second set when her match was abandoned. Tokac was also looking to level her match at a set apiece, as she led 5-0 in the second set when her game was left unfinished.
Colorado will close out its home schedule Sunday as it will host No.49 Arizona at 11 a.m. for senior day.
No.20 Arizona State 4, Colorado 0
1. Antonia Balzert (COLO) vs. #95 Morlet,Giulia (ASU) 6-4, 4-2, unfinished
2. Caroline Pozo (COLO) vs. Turkovic,Domenika (ASU) 5-7, 4-1, unfinished
3. Sedona Gallagher (ASU) def. Megan Forster (COLO) 6-1, 6-2
4. Jankowski,Cali (ASU) def. Mila Stanojevic (COLO) 6-4, 6-4
5. Betina Tokac (COLO) vs. Patricija Spaka (ASU) 4-6, 5-0, unfinished
6. Argyrokastriti, M (ASU) def. Ky Ecton (COLO) 6-3, 6-0
1. Caroline Pozo/Antonia Balzert (COLO) vs. #21 Patricija Spaka/Turkovic,Domenika (ASU) 5-5, unfinished
2. Morlet,Giulia/Sedona Gallagher (ASU) def. Ky Ecton/Mila Stanojevic (COLO) 6-1
3. Argyrokastriti,M/Jankowski,Cali (ASU) def. Ellen Puzak/Betina Tokac (COLO) 6-4
Arizona State 12-6, 4-4 Pac-12; National ranking #20
Colorado 7-12, 0-8 Pac-12
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (6,3,4)