They’ll always have February.
That month was the last time the CU tennis team relished in a victory. Since that February 20 date with non-conference foe New Mexico, the Buffs have been on a 13-game losing streak.
Sunday’s match against No. 7 Baylor was no different than the previous 12 encounters for the tennis team, as the Buffs (3-16, 0-9 Big 12) dropped three of the six singles points to lose 6-1 against the Bears (20-3, 8-1 Big 12) at the South Campus Courts in Boulder.
Despite a loss, head coach Nicole Kenneally said her team’s performance was the best against a top-10 team.
“That’s going to allow the girls to see what they are capable of and why we continue to put in the hard work,” she said. “It was a great effort from top-to-bottom and they did a great job focusing on what they could control and left everything on the court.”
Amid 35mph winds, the Buffs managed to see a flash of hope in junior Ania Anuszkiewicz. After losing her first set, the Canadian rallied to win three sets over Baylor’s Taylor Ormond. The win capped off her first victory since February 18, and her fifth career match win after dropping the first set.
The tennis team, currently the lone CU varsity squad participating in Big 12 competitions, will receive a final shot to win at home in the Big 12 when they face the No. 34 Cornhuskers on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the South Campus Courts.
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