Oct. 6, 2006
Colo. Springs, Colo.-The Colorado State Tennis team completed play on Friday with a 2-2 doubles record and a 9-8 singles record.
In Doubles action, the Rams had four teams compete in four flights. Both teams, Emily Kirchem and Hilary Tyler (2-0) along with Laura Neal and Lauren Strasburger (2-0), won again today and will play tomorrow for a shot at the finals. Teammates Kirsten Stople and Greer Satherlie suffered their first loss to Sedivec and Belassi of Colorado, 8-0. Also, Sarah Seltsam and Katie Brown took in their first loss to Colorado's Nurmi and Quinn, 8-2.
All four of CSU's doubles teams are competing in the winners' brackets and will complete the tournament tomorrow with two doubles matches each.
In Singles play, the Rams competed in all nine flights. Junior Hilary Tyler, who won her first match by default, then went on to defeat Nishe Sude of Cornell, 6-2, 6-2. Tyler will compete tomorrow in the finals for flight four. Manar Al-Jazzaf, Kirsten Stople, Laura Neal, Lauren Strasburger, and Emily Kirchem will all compete in singles play tomorrow for a chance at a third place title in each of their flights.
"We played the top teams in the tournament today," head coach Jon Messick commented. "And we had a really solid day."
The Air Force Academy Invitational completes tomorrow afternoon. Play begins at 9am, with doubles followed by singles.
Flight 1: Kirchem/Tyler (CSU) def. Sackmaster/Bauregger (DU); 8-6
Flight 2: Neal/Strasburger (CSU) def. Torres/Almagno (CU); 8-3
Flight 3: Sedivec/Belassi (CU) def. Stople/Satherlie (CSU); 8-0
Flight 4: Nurmi/Quinn (CU) def. Seltsam/Brown (CSU); 8-2
Flight 1: Emily Kirchem (CSU) def. Karen Groll (UNC); 6-1, 6-0
Annette Aksdal (DU) def. Emily Kirchem (CSU); 6-0, 6-1
Flight 2: Lauren Strasburger (CSU) def. Katie Schurr (NAU); 6-4, 6-3
Rachel Sackmaster (DU) def. Lauren Strasburger (CSU); 4-6, 6-2, (10-8)
Flight 3: Laura Neal (CSU) def. Rachel Knight (AFA); 6-1, 6-1
Elizabeth George (COR) def. Laura Neal (CSU); 3-6, 7-5, (10-5)
Flight 4: Hilary Tyler (CSU) def. Melisa Esposito (CU); (def)
Hilary Tyler (CSU) def. Nishe Suda (COR); 6-2, 6-2
Flight 5: Kirsten Stople (CSU) def. Dara Toulch (Mem); 6-2, 6-0
Gleisy Torres (CU) def. Kirsten Stople (CSU); 6-2, 6-0
Flight 6: Maria Mechem (DU) def. Greer Satherlie (CSU); 6-2, 6-2
Greer Satherlie (CSU) def. Michelle Brown (WYO);l 6-2, 6-2
Flight 7: Erlyn Rudico (AFA) def. Sarah Seltsam (CSU); 6-2, 7-5
Sarah Seltsam (CSU) def. Hannah LaForest (UNC);6-2, 6-3
Flight 8: Jamie Nelson (WYO) def. Katie Brown (CSU);2-6, 6-1 (10-5)
Katie Brown (CSU) def. Jennifer Walters (AFA); 6-4, 6-0
Flight 9: Manar Al-Jazzaf (CSU) def. Stephanie Randall (NAU); 7-6, 6-4
Weatherly Schwab (COR) def. Manar Al-Jazzaf (CSU); 6