|Posted April 2, 2008|
Pack men, women split with Colorado College
The ThunderWolves men continued to play some of their best tennis of the season Tuesday, winning 6-3, while the Pack women struggled, losing 6-3 to Colorado College.
Beau Fresquez, recently named the RMAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week, was bumped up to the number-one singles spot for just the second time this season, and he responded well. Fresquez took down CC's number-one, Brian Thirkell, in straight sets, 6-2 and 6-1.
Ricardo Oaxaca got the job at number-two, and had no problem, either, defeating Tyler Fox 6-4, 6-3. He and Fresquez then joined forces in doubles play to take down Fox and Thomas Modern 8-4.
On the women's side, it was a forgettable day as the singles players were all nearly swept. Number-two Julie Wainwright, following a doubles win alongside Jamie Raun by an 8-6 advantage over Leah Zipperstein and Kelsey Smith, was forced to retire in the singles match after suffering an injury, handing the win to CC's Jordan Evans.
Other Pack wins were secured by the doubles tandem of Ashley Erickson and Jessica Hardy, and Val Bouhgton at the number-six singles slot.
On the men's side, Andres Morales, James MacIndoe and Royce Cappis, each got wins in singles matches. Cappis, a freshman, earned his first career win in a singles match.
The ThunderWolves will hit the court on Thursday and Friday in Grand Junction, playing in a three-match pod against Colorado Christian, Mesa State and Western New Mexico. The matches mark the first conference matchups of the 2008 season for both the men's and women's squads.