Falcons Down CSU, 6-1, in Mountain West Opener

    Sophomore Tiffany Tran
    Sophomore Tiffany Tran

    March 9, 2013

    The Air Force women’s tennis team defeated Colorado State, 6-1, Saturday in Fort Collins, Colo., in the Mountain West opener for each team. The Falcons, winners of six straight matches, improved to 10-4  this season while the Rams fell to 1-7.

    The Falcons opened the match by the top two doubles matches. Seniors Melissa Cecil and Hannah Dake got things rolling with an 8-5 victory over Kendall Heitzner and Kaley Schultz at the No. 1 spot. Senior Christine Molina and sophomore Natasha Rizvi clinched the point with an 8-5 triumph over Abby Stevens and Mollie Cooper at the No. 2 position.

    In singles action, the Falcons won the top five matches, including four in straight sets. Dake got things rolling with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Schultz at the No. 3 position, followed by Rizvi defeating Heitzner, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 4. Molina clinched the match with a 6-3, 7-6 decision over Natalie Heffron at the top spot. Tran rallied to defeat Stevens, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 at the No. 2 position, while Cecil downed Cooper, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 5. 

    The Falcons return to action on Sunday, March 10 against Northern Colorado at the Academy, beginning at 4 p.m.

    Air Force 6, Colorado State 1
    March 9, 2013
    Fort Collins, Colo.

    Doubles
    1. Dake / Cecil (AF) def. Heitzner / Schultz, 8-5
    2. Molina / Rizvi (AF) def. Stevens / Cooper, 8-5
    3. Heffron / Wojakowska (CSU) def. Tran / Magday, 8-5
    Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2 

    Singles
    1. Christine Molina (AF) def. Natalie Heffron, 6-3, 7-6
    2. Tiffany Tran (AF) def. Abby Stevens, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3
    3. Hannah Dake (AF) def. Kaley Schultz, 6-1, 6-3
    4. Natasha Rizvi (AF) def. Kendall Heitzner, 6-2, 6-4
    5. Melissa Cecil (AF) def. Mollie Cooper, 6-2, 6-2
    6. Adriana Wojakowska (CSU) def. Mary Meyers, 7-5, 6-4
    Order of Finish: 3, 4, 1, 2, 5, 6


     

     

     

     

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