CMU swept by Lopers in tennis
Mesa golfers in 11th at Thunderbirds Invite
The University of Nebraska-Kearney won four three-set matches to defeat the Colorado Mesa men’s and women’s tennis teams Monday at Grand Island Tennis Center in Grand Island, Neb.
The Kearney men swept the three doubles matches and won four singles matches, including two three-setters for a 7-2 victory over the Mavericks (9-10).
“Spencer (Weinberg) was up 6-0, 3-0, but the guy really stepped up his game,” CMU coach Dan MacDonald said. “There were a lot of deuce games in the first set. You can’t get down 3-0 in doubles. We need some breaks to go our way.”
Mesa No. 1 singles player Jordan Lyden won 6-4, 3-6, (10-6), and No. 4 singles Taylor Macres rallied to win 2-6, 7-5, (10-5).
The Kearney women won five of the six singles matches to defeat the Mavericks 6-3. The Lopers (13-3) won two three-set singles matches.
“The women played better than I thought (against Kearney),” MacDonald said. “We’re not getting any points out of our top singles and doubles.”
Colorado Mesa (7-12) won two of the three doubles matches to start the dual. Emily Dodson won 2-6, 6-4, (10-6) at No. 5 singles.
Kearney No. 1 singles player Vanessa Gunawan defeated Kaylee Davis 6-0, 6-1. Gunawan won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region title two years ago, MacDonald said.
Colorado Mesa University sits in 11th place after Monday’s first two rounds of the Thunderbirds Invitational at Wigwam Golf Course in Litchfield Park, Ariz.
Host Grand Canyon University’s 578 strokes lead the field by eight strokes going into today’s third and final round. The University of California-San Diego is second. The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs is fifth at 598.
The Mavericks bunched their golfers together as Sean Robbins leads them with a 153, following a first-round 79 with a 74, Mesa’s best round of the day.
That put Robbins in a tie for 37th, with the Maverick’s Adam Griffith a shot behind him, tied for 41st, Christopher Aiken was tied for 48th at 155, and Kyle Roll was tied for 52nd at 156.
Grand Canyon’s Jimmy Kozikowski fired a 138 and leads the individual field by three strokes.