Falcons Defeat Northern Colorado and Eastern Washington
Jan. 31, 2004
The Air Force women's tennis team improved to 2-1 this season by sweeping a pair of matches at home Saturday. The Falcons defeated Division II Northern Colorado, 5-2, then shutout Eastern Washington, 7-0.
In their first match, the Falcons won doubles matches at Nos. 1 and 2 to take the doubles point and a 1-0 lead. Sophomore Kat Bushey and freshman Karissa Walker combined to win the No.l match, 8-3, over Jan Ikeda and Meredith Krystofik. At the No. 2 position, junior Katie Tomkie and Kelly Morgan beat Renee Nuccio and Amber Alley, 8-2.
In singles play, Air Force won the Nos. 2 through 5 matches, all in straight sets. Bushey wiped out Krystofik, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2, while Walker beat Nuccio, 6-4, 7-5, at No. 3. Tomkie followed suit with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Shannon Lauridson at No. 4 and Morgan defeated Julie McPherson, 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 5 slot.
In the second match of the day, Air Force swept all nine matches against Eastern Washington. Five of the six singles matches were straight-set victories, while Black pulled out a three-setter at No. 1, 6-4, 4-6, 10-3.
"I am extremely pleased with the entire team's effort and the way everyone competed," said Air Force head coach Kim Gidley. "This was especially good because we have so many young players and they got a lot of experience and confidence. For our older players, they took care of business they way they should and this a great tone for this team."
Air Force is back in action next Saturday, Feb. 7 with two matches, one at home and one on the road. The Falcons host Colorado College at 10:30 a.m., then travel to Boulder to face the University of Colorado at 6 p.m.
Air Force 5, Northern Colorado 2
Air Force 7, Eastern Washington 0