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Colorado State Takes Down Lobos 4-0 in Women's Tennis

by Frank Mercogliano

LARAMIE, Wyo. — For the second straight day in Laramie, UNM couldn’t get a point on the board as Colorado State took the doubles point after UNM won the first match, and then swept three singles matches in straight sets for a 4-0 victory on a neutral court in Laramie.  The loss was UNM’s six in a row and the team fell to 9-7 overall and 0-4 in the Mountain West.  Colorado State moved to 9-6 and 3-1 in the Mountain West.

UNM looked to be on task for the doubles point when Hsiang-Wen “Albie” Huang and Satoho Toriumi won at No. 3 doubles 6-3, but that was all UNM could get.  CSU tied the point with a win at No. 1 6-3, and then in a close match, UNM’s tandem of Hsuan Huang and Sarah O’Connor lost 7-5 at No. 2 doubles.

That sent the match to singles, and CSU took three straight set wins for the 4-0 victory.  Myu Kageyama for UNM fell 6-2, 6-3 to Lucai Natal at No. 4 to make it 2-0, and O’Connor lost 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 to Sarka Richterova.  Down 3-0, CSU clinched when Radka Buzkova won at No. 2 over Hsuan Huang 6-3, 6-0.

Yue Lin “Polly” Chen’s match at No. 1 went unfinished down a set, and Albie Huang and Toriumi never got their matches going.

UNM heads to Logan, Utah for a pair of matches next weekend, facing Boise State in a neutral match on Saturday at 2 pm before taking on Utah State on Sunday at 2 p.m.