Feb. 18, 2012
By Amanda Bader
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado State women's tennis team fell 5-2 to the Idaho Vandals Friday in front of a home crowd of 156 in a night to honor fans. Colorado State's victories were contributed by freshmen Natalie Heffron and Adriana Wojakowska.
Meeting for the first time since 2006, CSU (2-3, 0-0 Mountain West) began the night with a sweep in doubles, falling in all three slots.
In a close 9-7 match, Emese Kardhordo and Lauren Mulhern battled their Idaho (6-3 0-0 WAC) opponents but unfortunately came up empty-handed. Next to drop their match was Adriana and Veronika Wojakowska, followed by Tori Arneson and Kaley Schultz.
"Idaho State is a really good team and they competed well tonight," said Head Coach Jon Messick. "That being said, I thought in both doubles and singles there were a lot of opportunities to turn things around, and that just didn't happen."
In singles, CSU was quick to tie up the score at 1 as Heffron tallied a victory, defeating her opponent in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0.
Following Heffron's match, the Rams dropped three straight matches. Schultz was first, falling 6-0, 6-2. Next to come off the courts was Arneson, who battled on until the last minute, taking her match to three sets before being defeated, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4. Also fighting to make a comeback was Mulhern, taking her first set to a tie-breaking decision before falling in the second, 7-6 (0), 6-3.
Notching Colorado State's final win of the night was Adriana Wojakowska, defeating Beatriz Flores after Flores retired from her match due to illness with Wojakowska up in the first set, 5-3.
"They just didn't let us in," said Messick. "We got points in matches where we could have gotten in and they stopped us and I give them credit for that."
The Rams will host an 'Orange Out' against New Mexico State Saturday at 5 p.m. MST. Matches will be held at the Miramont Indoor Tennis Complex in south Fort Collins behind Sam's Club on Oakridge Drive. Admission is free and open to the public.
Victoria Lozano def. Tori Arneson, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4
Almudena Sanz def. Lauren Mulhern, 7-6 (0), 6-3
Natalie Heffron def. Molly Knox 6-2, 6-0
Sophie Vickers def Kaley Schultz, 6-0, 6-2
Alejandra Lozano def. Emese Kardhordo, 6-1, 6-2
Adriana Wojakowska def. Beatriz Flores, 5-3 (retired)
Order of finish: 3, 4, 1, 2, 6, 5
Flores/V. Lozano def. Arneson/Schultz, 8-6
A. Lozano/Knox def. Kardhordo/Mulhern, 9-7
Vickers/Sanz def. A. Wojakowska/V. Wojakowska, 8-4
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1