Trends continue as Pack tennis entertains CC

Trends continue as Pack tennis entertains CC

Men: CSU-Pueblo 5, Colorado College 4

Women: Colorado College 6, CSU-Pueblo 3

Just six days ago, the ThunderWolves men's and women's tennis teams travelled to Colorado Springs to take on the Colorado College Tigers, with the Pack men winning and the ladies falling short. Tuesday, as CC travelled to Pueblo this time, the result was practically identical.

Just as they had six days prior, the Pack women fell 6-3 while the men won again, albeit by a smaller margin than their April 2 win, winning 5-4.

The main reason for the men's lower margin of victory was an injury to number-five singles player James MacIndoe, who rolled his ankle in the team's trip to Grand Junction over the weekend.  As a result, the Pack had to forfeit both MacIndoe's singles match and his doubles match.

The ThunderWolves won five of the seven remaining matches, including the fifth straight singles win for sophomore Ricardo Oaxaca and another singles win by number-one, Beau Fresquez.  Fresquez and Oaxaca were both victorious in their doubles match, as well.

On the women's side, the overall result was the same, but individual matches were much different.  Winners flip-flopped from their April 2 result in the doubles category, with the Pack's top combo of Jamie Raun and Julie Wainwright losing this time around, and the number-two combo of Jessica Hardy and Ashley Erickson also reversing their fortunes and falling Tuesday.  The number-three combo of Val Bouhgton and Tiffany Talmadge, however, won Tuesday.

Also earning a big win was Raun in her singles match, cruising to a 6-3, 6-3 win over Leah Zipperstein.

The ThunderWolves will continue their current home stand Friday when they entertain Montana State-Billings at the Pueblo City Park tennis courts.  They will follow that up with a match with Metro State, held at Pueblo Central High School, on Saturday before trekking to Denver Sunday to take on Nebraska-Kearney in the teams' final conference matches of the season.