Tribe sweeps Denver, Air Force 7-0

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March 25, 2007

8:02 PM

__College falls to no. 29 Colorado 3-4, breaking 11-match winning streak__

p. The women’s tennis team traveled to Colorado Springs over spring break to compete in a series of matches. After beating the University of Denver March 11 and the U.S. Air Force Academy March 12, both by a score of 7-0, the Tribe fell to no. 29 University of Colorado March 14 in a close match of 3-4. This was the team’s first loss after a record-setting 11-match winning streak.

p. The match started with the doubles teams. The no. 1-ranked duo of senior Megan Moulton-Levy and sophomore Katarina Zoricic beat their Colorado Buffalo opponents, 8-2, for their 30th win this season. The two other doubles teams of freshmen Ragini Acharya and Magdalena Bresson and freshman Lauren Sabacinski and sophomore Klaudyna Kasztelaniec lost at the number two and three positions.

p. Ranked no. 96 nationally, Acharya quickly evened the score at 2-2 with her almost perfect match at the number three singles position. This is the freshman’s 16th-straight victory this season. Colorado reclaimed the lead at the number four position before the Tribe won two matches at the number two and six positions, bringing the match in favor of the Tribe, 3-2. This left first-ranked Moulton-Levy and fifth-ranked Bresson to determine the fate of the match. After three long sets for both girls, Colorado defeated the Tribe, 4-3.

p. Despite the women’s loss to the Buffalo, they approached their next opponent with an open mind, defeating no. 14 Wake Forest University 5-2 March 21. This was the Tribe’s eighth win over a ranked team and third over a top-25 team. The Tribe took Salem, N.C. by storm and opened the match by winning the doubles matches in the first and third positions. The Tribe claimed matches at the first and second singles positions, putting the team ahead 3-0. The Demon Deacons came back and won two matches, but the College took care of business at the number three and six positions to secure the victory and improve the Tribe’s season record to 12-1.

p. The College will play its first home match in a month and challenge no. 60 University of Pennsylvania this weekend. The match is scheduled for tomorrow at noon on the Busch Courts. The Tribe returns to CAA play Wednesday, hosting Old Dominion University at 4 p.m.

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