CMU women sweep tennis weekend
Colorado Mesa’s women’s tennis team swept a four-match weekend by beating CSU-Pueblo and Metro State on Saturday at the Elliott Tennis Center.
The Mavericks beat Pueblo 8-1 and used two default wins to edge Metro 6-3.
The men’s team lost a pair of three-setters in singles in a 5-4 loss to Metro State.
Against the ThunderWolves, the Maverick women had no problems, sweeping doubles and dropping only the No. 3 singles match.
Natalie Martin lost only three games at No. 1 singles, as did Shannen McNamara at No. 2. Emily Dodson won a three-set match at No. 5 singles, 3-6, 6-4, 10-2 over Brooke Trevithick.
Metro State defaulted at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles, but won at No. 1 doubles and the top two singles spots before the Mavericks pulled ahead.
Rachel McLaughlin won her No. 3 singles match, and Kristyn Wykert lost only one game in a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles. Dodson again had a big win at No. 5, 6-1, 6-1 over Whitney Vaswig.
The men lost two of the three doubles matches against the Roadrunners, but Jordan Lyden picked up a 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles to even the score.
Metro, though, got a three-set win from Nick Baker at No. 3 singles, 5-7, 7-3, 10-6 over Andres Garcia-Rojas, and a 7-5, 6-7 (8-6), 10-6 thriller from Jonathan Evangelista over Cody Freischlag at No. 4 to clinch the match.
The Mavericks finished fourth in both the men’s and women’s races at the Mountaineer Open in Gunnison. CMU entered two women’s teams, with the second squad placing sixth.
Lauren Lipski placed in the top 10 for the women, finishing ninth in the 6-kilometer race in 24 minutes, 14 seconds. Hayley Kremer was 20th (25:01), Alexia Russell 25th (25:46), Mayra Garcia 30th (26:10), Alexia Chapman 34th (26:26), Alexandra Suppes 36th (26:36), Kenzie Grant 38th (26:46) and Sara Speedlin 40th (26:47).
Daniel Vavrik led the Maverick men’s team with a 15th-place finish (26:32) in the 8K race. Zak Kennison was 22nd (27:05), John Cusick 28th (27:23.10); Shane Niksic 34th (27:37.10), Seth Knighton 45th (28:19), Jon Johannsen 51st (28:36.2) and Jake Carmen 52nd (28:37).
Western State won both races, with the Mountaineers taking the fop four women’s places and the top nine spots in the men’s race.