March 13, 2014
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Fort Collins, Colo. - The Colorado State women’s tennis team enters spring break with a 1-3 record and are coming off a difficult trip to Lincoln Neb., where they suffered defeats to Drake and Nebraska. The Rams will look to rebound as they travel throughout California starting on March 17 at Cal State Fullerton. The Rams will have two days off as they make the 20 minute drive to Costa Mesa, Calif. to take on Vanguard, a member of NAIA. The trip will wrap up on Saturday, March 22 against Cal State Los Angeles.
ABOUT CAL STATE FULLERTON
Cal State Fullerton enters the match against the Rams on a three-match losing streak. Overall the Titans are 3-10. At the No. 1 singles position, the Titans are led by Alexis Valenzuela, who has compiled a 7-1 record this spring. In doubles action, the Titans are 15-23 this spring.
Vaguard enters the week with an overall record of 5-5 with its most recent victory coming against Western New Mexico. Vanguard’s No. 6 player, Brook Ferslove begins the week undefeated with a 7-0 dual record. The Lions will play two matches before facing the Rams. They face Amherst College and McPherson College before matching up against CSU on the 20th.
ABOUT CAL STATE LOS ANGELES
Before they play the Rams, the Golden Eagles will take on Hawai’i Pacific. Currently, Cal State Los Angeles sits at 4-4, but are on a four-match losing streak. The Golden Eagles are led at the No. 1 singles spot by Leora Hemmerich, who is 6-2 this spring. Sydney Postal is undefeated this year, posting a 7-0 record while competing at the No. 3 and 4 singles position.
In late January, Head Coach Jon Messick announced the addition of freshman Celine Voss, who comes to Colorado State from Anrsberg, Germany. Voss played five seasons of club tennis with TuS Bruchhausen 02 and spent one year as a foreign exchange student at Fort Collins High School where she competed in the No. 1 singles position.
“I think she is going to bring some extra depth to the team right away,” Messick said. “How quickly she’ll to be ready to go will be hard to say but once she is ready to go and gets a lot of practices under her belt, she’ll help the team right away.”
COLLEGIATE TENNIS SCORING
The format is three, eight-game pro-set doubles matches followed by six best-of-three set-singles matches. The team that wins two or more of the three doubles matches receives one point. Each singles match is worth one point. Four or more points are required to win the team match.
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