March 27, 2009
By Mackenzie Altman
Athletic Media Relations
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - - The Colorado State women's tennis team has had a tough opening conference schedule, facing two nationally ranked teams.
Coming into the season, the Rams knew that their Mountain West Conference opponents were going to be strong, competitive and challenging. Nevertheless, the Rams never shy away from a challenge.
Even though the team fell to the No. 44 Utah Utes Friday, 7-0, the CSU players fought for their points. The Rams, as a team, never gave up. Instead they persisted and gave the Utes an aggressive match.
In singles, true freshman and Utah local Tori Arneson demonstrated an eagerness, intensity and determination. Playing at the No. 3 position, Arneson contested with Leigh Walsh in a hard-hitting battle. Despite Arneson's aggressive effort and will to win, Walsh earned the victory, 6-3, 7-6 (2).
The No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 positions were close, but didn't go the Rams' way. Laura Neal, Lauren Strasburger and Greer Satherlie gave their opponents a see-saw battle in the first set. Unfortunately, the Rams could not keep their momentum during the second set and were defeated in all three positions.
In doubles, the Utes swept all three matches. The Utes entered into singles play with a 1-0 advantage over the Rams.
The Rams will travel to Ogden, Utah (Arneson's hometown) Saturday, when they will face off with Weber State. Match play begins at 10 a.m. MDT.
No. 1: Anastasia Putilina (UT) def. Laura Neal (CSU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 2: Erin Monson (UT) def. Lauren Strasburger (CSU) 6-4, 6-1
No. 3: Leigh Walsh (UT) def. Tori Arneson (CSU) 6-3, 7-6 (2)
No. 4: Lexi Provancha (UT) def. Greer Satherlie (CSU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 5: Evgenia Kryuchkova (UT) def. Kirsten Stople (CSU) 6-0, 6-2
No. 6: Andrea Maughan (UT) def. Rui Xu (CSU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 1: Monson/Maughan (UT) def. Neal/Strasburger (CSU) 8-3
No. 2: Putilina/Johnson (UT) def. Arneson/Stople (CSU) 8-4
No. 3: Walsh/Kryuchkova (UT) def. Satherlie/Xu (CSU) 8-0
Download Schedules: Add to calendar
Annual fall tennis tournament renamed to honor ...
CSU's annual fall tennis tournament has been renamed the Jon Messick Invitational in honor of the...
Jarod Camerota Weekly Update #1
We are very excited about this season and have many new faces! As most of you know, longtime...
Recap: Rams see improvement at Air Force...
The Colorado State women’s tennis team traveled south this past weekend to participate in...
Preview: CSU continues fall season at Air Force
The Rams travel to the Air Force Academy this weekend for their second tournament of the fall...
Recap: Rams cap Colorado Invite with...
The Colorado State women’s tennis team capped off the Colorado Invite on Saturday with five...
Recap: Rams battle during Day 2 of Colorado Invite
The Colorado State women’s tennis team earned six singles match victories on Friday, Day 2 ...
Recap: Rams earn pair of doubles wins during...
Colorado State began its 2016-17 tennis season on Thursday, competing in the Colorado Invite. The...
Preview: CSU tennis opens fall season in Boulder
Colorado State begins its 2016-17 season this week at the Colorado Invite in Boulder, Colo. The...