The Colorado women’s tennis team picked up their fourth loss of dual play this season in Wyoming on Thursday after a close 4-3 decision.
The Buffs’ record drops to 5-4 overall and the Cowgirls pick up their fifth win of the season, bringing their record to 5-3.
The two best doubles teams at CU fell short and ended their winning streaks as a result. Juniors Carla Manzi Tenorio and Winde Janssens lost their first match of the season after falling 8-6 to the Cowgirls. This loss ended an eight-game winning streak for the pair. Sophomore Julyette Steur and senior Erin Sanders were defeated in a close tie-breaker.
The Buffaloes had more success in individual play after Steur, Janssens, and Tenorio walked away with decisive singles victories.
Steur improved her individual play winning streak to three matches when she defeated Veronica Popovici, one of the top five players in the region, 6-4 and 7-5. With this win, her overall record this spring stands at 12-6.
Tenorio and Janssens overcame first set losses to defeat their opponents for the fifth time this season.
Tenorio won her third match in a third set tie-breaker. She came back after losing the first set and had an easy 6-1 victory in the second set to take her into the third. She would be tested again and have to play a tiebreak for the third, but came out on top 7-4.
Janssens extended her streak to five victories in individual play and has a record of seven wins and one loss overall.
The Buffs come back to Boulder for their next three matches and will take on No. 73 Princeton on Saturday. They begin their Pac-12 play in a match against Arizona on the following Friday, March 8.
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