April 25, 2014

Women's Tennis finish season to Sacramento State at Big Sky Championships

Collin Boyles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Northern Colorado women's tennis team played in its fifth Big Sky Championships on Friday morning against Sacramento State, but had their season end after a 4-0 loss at Spare Time Tennis.

The Bears (9-10, 6-4 Big Sky), seeded No. 6 in the postseason tournament, first fell in doubles competition before ending the day through three singles matches.

"We knew playing Sacramento State at their home facility was going to be a challenge," head coach Brenda Vlasak said. "The girls came out ready to compete and did very well. We were close in two of the doubles matches and in singles only three positions were able to finish due to the clinch rule at championsips."

Junior Chrissie Hoolahan (Richmond, Surrey, England) and freshman Laura Wehner (Richard, New Zealand) completed the first doubles match at No. 2 while being upended, 8-0. Senior Adriana Nieto (Southlake, Texas) and freshman Courtney Schulte (Austin, Texas) fell in the next match, 8-3, to allow the Hornets the doubles point.

Three matches were completed in singles play, the No. 3 match followed by No. 4 and No. 1. In the No. 3 match, Hoolahan was defeated by Sophie Lohscheidt, 6-1, 6-0. Sophomore Hilary Walters-West (Simi Valley, Calif.), who won nine singles matches during the regular season, was taken down, 6-1, 6-1. Nieto, in the No. 1 match, fell 6-1, 6-2 to finish the day.

"We've had a very successful season with many first time accomplishments like beating (Colorado State), at one point being 5-0 in conference play and beating Sacramento State at No. 1 doubles," Vlasak said.

Sacramento State 4, Northern Colorado 0
Apr 25, 2014 at Gold River, Calif. (Spare Time Tennis)

Singles competition 
1. SAVCHENKO, Daria (SAC) def. NIETO, Adriana (UNC) 6-1, 6-2
2. CATLIN, Stephanie (UNC) vs. SOLTANICI, Alina (SAC) no result
3. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SAC) def. HOOLAHAN, Chrissie (UNC) 6-1, 6-0
4. BOIJA, Olivia (SAC) def. WALTERS-WEST, Hilary (UNC) 6-1, 6-1
5. WEHNER, Laura (UNC) vs. BULATOVAITE, D. (SAC) no result
6. COTON, Beth (UNC) vs. KNOEBL, Katharina (SAC) no result
Doubles competition
1. CATLIN, Stephanie/COTON, Beth (UNC) vs. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie/BOIJA, Olivia (SAC) no result
2. SAVCHENKO, Daria/KNOEBL, Katharina (SAC) def. WEHNER, Laura/HOOLAHAN, Chrissie (UNC) 8-0
3. BULATOVAITE, D./SOLTANICI, Alina (SAC) def. NIETO, Adriana/SCHULTE, Courtney (UNC) 8-3
Match Notes:
Northern Colorado 9-10, 6-4
Sacramento State 10-16, 7-3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,4,1)