Sophomore Milewski has strong start
The CU women’s tennis team won 14 of 24 matches against the University of Denver Pioneers at the season-opening CU Invitational this weekend in Boulder.
CU finished 10-8 in singles matches and 4-2 in doubles.
The tournament was cancelled on Friday, and New Mexico chose not to attend because of bad weather, so CU team members played singles matches against each other four times. On Saturday, teams played for about four hours, while on Sunday play continued for almost eight hours.
“It’s too bad New Mexico didn’t come up. It really messed them up,” said Josh Newton, an assistant for the team. “And all because of the weather, which really didn’t turn out to be an issue.”
CU’s highest nationally-ranked player, sophomore Monica Milewski, won all three of her singles matches and one of her two doubles matches when paired up with sophomore Franziska Jendrian.
Milewski was ranked No. 86 going into the weekend.
CU has three freshmen players, with Melisa Esposito having the best weekend. Esposito went 2 of 3 in singles and shared two wins in doubles matches with senior Martina Sedivec.
DU’s lone freshman Julia Bauregger went 1 of 3 in her singles matches.
Fewer than half of the matches took place on Saturday because of a weather forecast of rain.
“They’re planning to play all day (on Sunday) to take advantage of the sunshine,” said Andrew Green, the tennis team’s spokesman.