Falcons Fall to No. 71 Colorado, 4-3, in Spring Opener

    Tasha Hueffner won at No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles Friday
    Tasha Hueffner won at No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles Friday

    The Air Force women’s tennis team opened its 2011 spring season Friday afternoon with a tough 4-3 loss to 71st-ranked Colorado at the Academy. Freshman Anastasia Hueffner was the only Falcon to win both of her singles and doubles matches.

     

    The Buffaloes opened a 1-0 lead with victories at the Nos. 1 and 3 doubles spots. Abbie Probert and Michala Jensen captured the No. 1 match, 8-4, over Air Force junior Tahlia Smoke and sophomore Melissa Cecil, while Carla Manzi and Kristina Schleich won 8-5 over senior Sarah Cassman and junior Megumi Voight at No. 3. The Falcons’ No. 2 doubles team of senior Christen Monreal and Hueffner won a tight match over Erin Sanders and Ania Anuszkiewicz, 8-7, winning the tiebreak, 7-5.

     

    CU captured the team victory by winning the first three singles matches off the court. Schleich started things with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Cassman at No. 4, followed by the No. 1 match where Sanders downed Monreal, 6-4, 6-2. Jensen clinched it for the Buffs with a 7-5, 6-2 triumph over Dake at No. 3.

     

    After Voight won the No. 6 match when Manzi retired at 0-3 in the first set, the Falcons won the last two singles matches in three sets. Smoke defeated Probert, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 at the No. 2 spot and Hueffner rallied from a set down to beat Anuskiewicz, 3-6, 6-3, (10-6).

     

    Air Force returns to action on Sunday, Jan. 23 when it hosts the University of Denver beginning at 1 p.m.

     

    #71 Colorado 4, Air Force 3

    Friday, Jan. 21, 2011

    USAFA, Colo.

     

    Singles

    1. Erin Sanders (CU) def. Christen Monreal, 6-4, 6-2

    2. Tahlia Smoke (AF) def. Abbie Probert, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

    3. Michala Jensen (CU) def. Hannah Dake, 7-5, 6-2

    4. Kristina Schleich (CU) def. Sarah Cassman, 6-1, 6-1

    5. Anastasia Hueffner (AF) def. Ania Anuskiewicz, 3-6, 6-3, (10-6)

    6. Megumi Voight (AF) def. Carla Manzi, 3-0, ret.

    Order of Finish: 4, 1, 3, 6, 2, 5

     

    Doubles

    1. Probert / Jensen (CU) def. Smoke / Melissa Cecil, 8-4

    2. Monreal / Hueffner (AF) def. Sanders / Anuszkiewicz, 8-7 (5)

    3. Manzi / Schleich (CU) def. Cassman / Voight, 8-5

    Order of Finish:1, 3, 2



     

     

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