Tennis succeeds at Colorado Classic

By Eric Saunders, staff writer

The Men’s and Women’s Tennis team went to Colorado Friday Sept. 28 where they faced Colorado Christian, Messa State University, and Metro State University Denver which are also new to the region.

The Women’s team won 8-1 against CC, 7-2 against MSU , and 6-3 against powerhouse Metro State.

Photo Courtesy of Newman University
Junior Kirstie Symon hits a forehand during a match at the College Colorado Classic in Pueblo, Colo., last weekend.

Head Coach Shella Augspurger said, “I’ve never had a group of girls dig so far down to find a way to win when they were sick and tired against Metro, but they did and we came out on top.”

Also the women’s team was without Carissa Villaflor, who is playing volley­ball this fall. Augspurger said the girls did an excellent job beating three teams they have never beat before.

“After the game I played in single against Colorado Mesa, I saw my team­mates doing a great job despite of the tough conditions,” said Jessica Brown. “They picked up three wins against strong regional teams. I am very proud of them. Now we need to keep it up in order to go to the tournament.”

The Men’s Tennis team won 7-2 against CC , lost 7-2 against MSU, and lost 7-2 against Metro State.

“The boys are missing two of their starting players for the fall but will be back in the spring so considering that they did very well. It was a great trip and many people commented on how far we have come up in level and I think we left a very good impression both on the court and off the court,” said Coach Augspurger

The fall season for tennis is the indi­vidual season. The teams have regional and ncaa tournament for individual ad­vancement and rankings.

To advance to the NCAA tournament in October they must be a top player in singles or doubles.

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