Lobos Blitz Colorado College 7-0
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Zeroes were the order of the day for the Lobo women’s tennis team, putting up a bunch of them as the Lobos defeated Colorado College 7-0 in UNM’s season opener, in Colorado Springs.
The Lobos had recorded nine 6-0 sets out of a possible 15 on the day, including a perfect day from No. 1 player Yue Lin “Polly” Chen. The Lobo fifth-year senior won 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, teaming with Myu Kagayama, and then she won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles over Magdalene Gonzalez.
That doubles win kick-started the day for the Lobos as UNM swept the other two matches 6-2, with Hsuan Huang and Maria Sodre winning at No. 2 and Hsaing-Wen “Albie” Huang and Satoho Toriumi winning at No. 3.
In singles it was more of the same. Albie Huang also won 6-0, 6-0, finishing just ahead of Chen’s match, and that made it 3-0. Kageyamam technically recorded the clincher with a 6-1, 6-0 win, and freshman Sarah O’Connor in her first dual match won at No. 2 by the same score.
Hsuan Huang won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5 singles and Toriumi won 6-0, 6-4 at No. 6.
The Lobos stay in Colorado and play a split doubleheader on Sunday, taking on Metro State in Denver at 8:30 am before a short ride to CSU Pueblo for a 2 pm match.
NOTES: Overall, UNM gave up just 12 games, winning 90-12 overall in all nine matches combined … UNM improved to 48-27 in singles including the Fall season … Toriumi and Kageyama each won their team-leading 10th singles matches.