Tennis Recap: Colorado State drops 5-2 decision to Illinois State
Feb. 16, 2013
By Max Lerner
Feb. 16, 2013
LINCOLN, NEB. – The Colorado State women’s tennis team lost a tough 5-2 decision to the Illinois State Redbirds Saturday, in Lincoln, Neb. Despite the loss, freshman Abby Stevens notched her second singles victory in a row, and claimed her first career doubles victory, partnering with fellow freshman Mollie Cooper.
In doubles, the Rams dropped both the No. 1 and No. 2 matches, giving Illinois State the doubles point. In No. 3 doubles the tandem of Abby Stevens and Mollie Cooper defeated Heather Nisbit, and Carolina Abello 8-6.
Rams sophomore Natalie Heffron notched her first singles victory of the 2013 spring season by defeating Illinois State junior Phyllis Tiggis 6-2, 6-2, at the No. 1 position.
Illinois State claimed victories in Nos. 2, 3, 5 and 6 in singles to clinch the overall victory. Redbirds sophomore Emmie Marx defeated Rams junior Kaley Schultz at the No. 2 spot, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, while Illinois State’s Kadi Ilves topped CSU freshman Kendall Heitzner 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3.
Stevens then defeated Illinois State junior Carolina Abello 6-1, 6-2, to give the Rams a boost.
The Redbirds’ winning ways continued at No. 5 singles, where senior Stefanie Youngberg defeated Rams freshman Adriana Wojakowska 6-4, 7-5. Illinois State junior Gabby Phillips captured the victory at No. 6, defeating Rams freshman Maddie Buxton 6-2, 7-6.
The Rams will look to get back on track as they take on No. 15 Nebraska on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. (MT).
ILLINOIS STATE (4-2) DEF. COLORADO STATE (0-2), 5-
FEB. 16, 2013—LINCOLN, NEB.
No. 1 Natalie Heffron (CSU) def. Phyllis Tigges (ISU), 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Emmie Marx (ISU) def. Kaley Schultz (CSU), 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
No. 3 Kadi Ilves (ISU) def. Kendall Heitzner (CSU), 6-2, 6-1
No. 4 Abby Stevens (CSU) def. Carolina Abello (ISU), 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 Stefanie Youngberg (ISU) def. Adriana Wojakowska (CSU), 6-4, 7-5
No. 6 Gabby Phillips (ISU) def. Maddie Buxton (CSU), 6-2, 7-6
Order of finish: 1,6,2,4,3,5
No. 1 Ilves/Marx (ISU) def. Heitzner/Schultz (CSU), 8-3
No. 2 Tiggis/Youngberg (ISU) def. Heffron/ Wojakowska, 8-6
No. 3 Cooper/Stevens (CSU) def. Abello/Heather Nisbit, 8-6
Order of finish: 1,2,3