April 10, 2014
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The Colorado State women’s tennis team begins a four-match homestand on Friday, April 11 with a Mountain West Conference match against Utah State. The Rams, who enter the weekend with a 3-9 overall record, 0-3 in the MW, will look for their first conference victory. CSU will look to snap a five-match losing skid. On Sunday, April 13, the Rams will host Boise State before a non-conference showdown against in-state competitor UNC on Tuesday, April 15.
ABOUT UTAH STATE
The Aggies enter the week with an overall record of 12-8. Utah State is riding a two-match win streak after defeating Montana and Northern Arizona at the end of a five-match homestand. The Aggies contest against the Rams is their second-to-last regular season match before the Mountain West Championships.
Utah State, which is seeking its first conference victory, is led by junior McKenzie Davis. Davis has posted a 19-4 record this year, including a 16-2 record at the Aggies’ No. 1 singles position. Davis also leads the Aggies in doubles victories. Her and Kallie Sperry have posted a 16-6 overall record in 2013-14.
ABOUT BOISE STATE
Boise State, which enters the week with a 12-8 overall record and 3-2 in Mountain West play, will take on Wyoming on Friday, April 11 before seeing Colorado State on Sunday. The Broncos are riding a four-match winning streak, but have struggled on the road recently dropping four consecutive matches.
Senior Sandy Vo leads the Broncos at the No. 1 singles position posting a 12-5 record in dual matches. This year Vo has compiled a 17-8 record.
ABOUT NORTHERN COLORADO
Next Tuesday, April 15, the Rams will take on Northern Colorado for the second time this school year. In early October, CSU hosted UNC in the Colorado State Invitational. During the spring season, the Bears have compiled an 8-7 record and Tuesday’s match will represent the regular season finale for UNC. Prior to April 15th, UNC will travel to Montana for a pair of matches against Montana and Montana State.
At the No. 1 singles position Adriana Nieto has compiled a 3-10 record and Stephanie Catlin is 1-1. Hilary Walters-West has the best winning percentage for the Bears, posting a 7-3 record at the No. 4 singles spot.
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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