For the third straight time, the UNC Bears couldn’t win a match over CU.
The No. 51 Colorado Buffaloes tennis team defeated the Northern Colorado Bears 7-0 on Saturday at the South Campus Courts in Boulder. The victory is the Buffs fourth in a row.
CU (7-3) has now beaten the Bears (1-6) 15 straight times and have won 7-0 in the three times the two schools have met in the past four seasons.
Seniors Melisa Esposito and Camila Belassi, junior Abbie Probert, sophomore Michala Hedelund Jensen and freshman Erin Sanders all won their singles matches in straight sets while senior Monica Milewski defeated UNC’s Tabatha Knop in three sets, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
The match against UNC was Colorado’s first home outdoor match of the season.
“It was a great day for tennis and being able to move the match outside was a great experience for everyone involved,” said CU head coach Nicole Kenneally in a news release. “The women are playing very well right now and with conference play starting next weekend, we have a little momentum to carry us to Nebraska and Iowa State.”
Along with the Buffs six singles victories, they also swept the doubles competition, winning all three matches for the doubles point. It was the sixth time this season that Colorado has secured the doubles point.
CU will now begin Big 12 play on Friday against Nebraska before heading to Iowa State two days later. The Buffs will return home to play in their final non-conference match of the season against South Carolina on March 20.
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