Colorado Closes Out Regular Season
BOULDER – The Colorado women's tennis team closes out the 2022 regular season this Saturday against No.54-ranked Utah at 12 p.m. in Salt Lake City.
The Buffaloes (8-12, 1-8 Pac-12) are coming off an impressive week that included wins over No.67 Denver in a sweep and No.49 Arizona 6-1 on senior day. The Utes (13-10, 2-7 Pac-12) dropped one spot in the polls and have lost seven-straight matches and nine out of their last 10.
Colorado had an extraordinary week, picking up a pair of doubles wins in route to their upset wins. This is the first time since 2015 that CU has had three ranked wins in a season, though from 2017 to 2021 the rankings only went to the top-50.
The Buffs have a strong doubles lineup now with Caroline Pozo and Antonia Balzert in the No.1 position, Ky Ecton and Mila Stanojevic in the No.2 position and Betina Tokac and Ellen Puzak in the No.3 position. On senior day, seniors Pozo, Ecton and Megan Forster combined for four wins between doubles and singles to lead to the 6-1 defeat of the Wildcats.
Mila Stanojevic has secured her position as the season wins leader with an 11-7 record in duals this spring. Behind her, Balzert, Forster and Tokac all have seven wins. Tokac and Puzak lead the way in doubles with a 7-7 record.
The Utes are on a seven-match losing streak, all coming against ranked opponents. Their past nine out of 10 matches they have lost all came against ranked opponents as well. Utah started with nine-straight wins before losing to Denver 4-3. They picked up another three-straight wins including against No.54 BYU and No.21 USC. After that they dropped matches to UCLA and Washington, defeated Washington State, then went on their skid. Utah was swept by Cal, Stanford and Loyola Marymount, and lost four matches 4-3 against Cal State Fullerton, Oregon, Arizona and ASU.
Utah is led by Linda Huang, the 119th-ranked player with a 20-12 record.