April 14, 2008
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado State women's tennis team will play host to Northern Colorado Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. and Wyoming Wednesday at 2 p.m. Both matches will be held at Fossil Creek Park as the Rams look to snap a seven-match losing streak dating back to March 28.
The Rams (6-10, 0-6 MWC) have dropped six of the past seven matches to ranked opponents and six conference opponents.
"Even though we've lost recently, we're playing at a high level," said Head Coach Jon Messick. "Sometimes when you face really good players, you can play well and still lose."
Over the weekend, the Rams faced two conference foes, No. 51 BYU and San Diego State. In the matches, Laura Neal and Anette Pohjalainen captured the only win for the Rams, giving them their seventh overall victory.
The Rams are led by Caitlin Fluegge and Greer Satherlie, who lead the team in wins with 15 and 14, respectively. Sarah Seltsam and Kirsten Stople continue to remain leaders in doubles wins for the Rams with nine overall.
The Bears (7-12) are led by Tabatha Knop and Manuel Santos, who currently hold an 14-4 doubles record and are 9-1 in their last 10 matches. The two combine for a 22-16 singles record competing with Knop at No. 1 singles and Santos at Nos. 2 and 3. Facing Northern Colorado during 2007, the Rams earned a 4-3 victory in Greeley, Colo., to improve to 9-7 all-time vs. the Bears.
"UNC is a good team. Player for player, they can give us trouble," said Messick. "We're gonna have to play well to do well."
The Cowgirls (10-11, 1-6) enter the match having earned similar results against conference opponents. Like the Rams, Wyoming is currently on a losing skid, dropping its past six conference matches. The team is led by Michelle Brown and Rebecca Berger, who combine for 31 singles wins. Brown and Corina Lazar lead the Cowgirls in doubles victories with 11 overall. The Rams hold the advantage in the all-time series record, with an 11-4 mark.
"I expect a tough match on every court," said Messick.