After a nearly one-month hiatus from home play, the CU tennis team returned to Boulder in style, beating in-state rivals DU with a team score of 6-1 at the Millennium Harvest House tennis courts.
The Saturday morning victory was the Buffs’ third straight team, leaving the Buffs at 6-3 overall.
The snowy day started out well for the Buffs, as the No. 51 ranked, senior doubles partner duo of Melisa Esposito and Camila Belassi won 8-4. It was Esposito’s 70th win, good enough for a fourth place standing among CU’s all-time doubles wins list.
Senior Monica Milewski and sophomore teammate Ania Anuszkiewicz also captured a doubles point with their 8-7 win.
Afterwards, Belassi and Milewski would win their singles matches to push Colorado ahead 3-0 overall in the matchup. With the win, Belassi stretched her winning streak to six.
Solid performances from junior Abbie Probert and freshman Erin Sanders sealed the deal for the Buffs, who improved on their overall record to 28-6 over the Pioneers.
Sophomore Michala Hedelund Jensen was the only Buff who did not find victory, falling to DU’s Emma Isberg in one set, 9-7.
“I am very happy with the way we have played lately,” CU head coach Nicole Kenneally said in a news release. “We have come out focused on keeping things simple and just play hard, and lately the simplicity has paid off for us.”
The Buffaloes will face-off against the University of Northern Colorado Bears on March 6, as they continue their non-conference play. The matches are set for 10 a.m. at the Millennium Harvest House.
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