Matthews earns All-RMAC First Team to guide five ThunderWolves to all-conference honors

Matthews earns All-RMAC First Team to guide five ThunderWolves to all-conference honors

RMAC RELEASE

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 17, 2018) - Junior Nia Matthews (Houston, Texas) of the Colorado State University-Pueblo women's tennis team earned All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference First Team Singles honors Tuesday when the league office announced the annual awards. A total of five ThunderWolves were recognized.

Matthews also joined freshman Kali Hamilton Grapevine, Texas) as All-RMAC Second Team Doubles. Hamilton earned her own award as a member of the second team for singles. Gathering All-RMAC Honorable Mention Singles awards were seniors Samantha Cachutt (Caracas, Venezuela) and Kristin Jensen (Colorado Springs, Colo.). Jensen and sophomore Sarah Megilligan (Pueblo West, Colo.) were tabbed honorable mention doubles. 

The ThunderWolves went 4-20 this season with a 2-4 record in RMAC play. The RMAC Tournament is scheduled for April 20-21 in Denver. 

ALL-RMAC BIOS

FIRST TEAM

MATTHEWS

Matthews capped the spring season with a 4-12 record in singles play, which included a 2-4 mark in RMAC. She played at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots all season and gathered five total wins with three at No. 2 and two at the No. 1 spot.

SECOND TEAM

HAMILTON

Hamilton finished the spring season with a 3-11 singles record, which included a 2-4 mark in RMAC play. She totaled five singles wins this season with three victories at the No. 1 spot and one at each of the No. 2 and No. 3 positions.

HAMILTON/MATTHEWS

The doubles pair of Hamilton and Matthews finished the regular season with a 8-14 record (6-10 during the spring tied for the team lead in wins) with a 3-3 mark in league play. They were 6-8 at No. 2 doubles with a win at No. 1 and one victory in tournament play. Hamilton finished with 10 wins in doubles play this season to lead the team. 

HONORABLE MENTION

CACHUTT

Cachutt finished the regualr season with a 4-12 spring record in singles, which included a 2-4 mark in league play. This season, she played all the spots from No. 3-6 with two wins at No. 6 and victories at No. 4 and No. 5.

JENSEN 

Jensen led the team in singles victories this season with a 7-18 overall record. She posted a 5-11 record during the spring, which included going 3-3 in RMAC play. She played all the spots from No. 3-6 and totaled three wins at both the No. 5 and No. 6 positions. 

JENSEN/MEGILLIGAN 

The doubles pair of Jensen and Sarah Megilligan tied for the team lead in wins this spring with a 6-10 record. They were 2-4 against RMAC competition. The duo was 6-9 at No. 3 doubles and 0-1 at No. 2 this spring season.

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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.