Feb. 9, 2014
By Max Lerner
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado State women’s tennis team won its spring home opener Sunday, defeating Colorado Mesa by a final score of 6-1.
“I was proud of the girls for the effort they showed today,” said head coach Jon Messick. “We just have some work to do. Give Mesa credit. They played well and they took us out of the game that we were trying to play."
The Rams took three out of the four singles matches to go up 3-1 heading into doubles. Natalie Heffron defeated Natalie Martin in straight sets 7-5, 6-1 at the No. 1 singles position. Wojakowska defeated Colorado Mesa’s Kaylee Davis also in straight sets 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 2 singles position. CMU’s Rachel McLaughlin defeated CSU’s Lauren Pick at the No. 4 position to put the Mavs within one point. Mollie Cooper then defeated Shannen McNamara at the No. 3 spot to give the Rams a 3-1 advantage. Maddie Buxton sealed the deal for the Rams with a decisive 6-2, 6-3 victory over Emily Dodson at the No. 5 position.
“I was pleased with the way Adriana Wojakowska played, she pretty much played the way we wanted everyone to play,” Messick said.”
Kwynn Ecton, a transfer from division III Linfield College, picked up her first D1 collegiate victory in singles play for the Rams, as she defeated CMU’s Katie Kirby 7-6, 7-5 at the No. 6 position.
In doubles Heffron and Wojakowska took the first match handily with an 8-2 victory over Davis and Martin at the No. 1 position. Cooper and Pick followed that up with a victory at the No. 2 position over McNamara and Kristyn Wykert by a score of 8-3.
With the outcome already decided, both teams decided to play the No. 3 doubles match for experience. Celine Voss made her collegiate debut in that match where she and doubles partner Buxton defeated Dodson and Katie Metz by a final score of 8-5.
“I thought she was pretty solid,” Messick said. “For her first college match I thought she was fairly dependable, and I think she showed her potential and will develop into a really good player.”
The Rams will resume play when they travel to Lincoln, Neb., to take on Drake on Saturday, March 1 at 10 a.m., and Nebraska on Sunday, March 2 also at 10 a.m.
COLORADO STATE (6) DEF. COLORADO MESA (1)
Feb. 9, 2014 —FORT COLLINS, COLO.
1) Natalie Heffron (CSU) def. Natalie Martin 7-5, 6-1
2) Adriana Wojakowska (CSU) def. Kaylee Davis 6-0, 6-2
3) Mollie Cooper (CSU) def. Shannen McNamara 7-6, 6-3
4) Rachel McLaughlin (CMSU) def. Lauren Pick (CSU) 6-2, 7-5
5) Maddie Buxton (CSU) def. Emily Dodson (CMU) 6-2, 6-3
6) Kwynn Ecton def. (CSU) Katie Kirby (CMU) (7-6), (7-5)
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 4, 3, 5, 6
1) Heffron/Wojakowska (CSU) def. Davis/Martin (CMU) (8-2)
2) Cooper/Pick (CSU) def. McNamara/Wykert (8-3)
3) Buxton/Voss (CSU) vs. Dodson/Metz (8-5)
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
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