PUEBLO, Colo. (March 10, 2018) - Both the Colorado State University-Pueblo men's and women's tennis teams defeated Colorado College in a nonconference meeting Saturday at Pueblo City Park. The women won 6-3, while the men pulled off a 5-4 victory.
The women had four players record two wins on the day.
Kali Hamilton (Fr., Grapevine, Texas) and Nia Matthews (Jr., Houston, Texas) came together and won 8-4 at No. 2 doubles, then gathered singles wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. Hamilton was a winner at No. 1 by 6-2 and 6-3 set scores. After not allowing a point Friday, Matthews was dominate again in a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 2.
At No. 3 doubles, Kristin Jensen (Sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Sarah Megilligan (So., Pueblo West, Colo.) won 8-3. At No. 4 singles, Megilligan won 6-0 in the first set, lost the second set 4-6, but won the third set tiebreak 10-6. Jensen also used the third set tiebreak to win at No. 6 singles, 6-4, 4-6, 10-5.
The men were forced to default two points due to an injury to David Mould (Sr., Upminster Essex, United Kingdom) during No. 1 doubles play.
The No. 2 doubles pair of Rafael Abreu (So., San Paulo, Brazil) and Dante Alcala (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.) came through and won 8-5, then both players won in straight sets in singles play. Abreu won 6-1, then used the tiebreak to secure the victory at No. 3 by winning 7-6 (10-5). Moving up to No. 4 singles, Alcala won 7-5, 6-0.
At No. 5 singles, James Ryan (Jr., London, England) won his second match of the weekend, as he posted 6-3, 6-2 set scores.
The ThunderWolves conclude their home weekend Sunday against MSU Denver in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference matches beginning at 10 a.m. at Pueblo City Park.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.