Feb. 14, 2010
Albuquerque, N.M.- The University of New Mexico dropped a 7-0 decision against No. 61 Colorado Sunday at the Randy Briggs Tennis Bubble. The Lobos fall to 1-4 on the season, while Colorado improves to 5-3. Anya Villanueva, the Lobos No. 1 singles and doubles player, injured herself just before the match began and had to sit out and was unable to compete.
In doubles action freshman Michaela Oldani and Amy Shipperd battled with Abbie Probert and Michala Jensen. The duo had the match tied at 4-4 and later at 6-6. However, they couldn't hang on as they fell to Colorado 6-8.
Freshman Kristin Eggleston kept the crowd entertained as she danced with Camila Belassi. Belassi took the first set 6-3 but Eggleston didn't back down easy. The Palm Desert, Calif. product got ahead quickly in the second set 4-2. Unfortunately Eggleston just couldn't hang on as she fell, 7-5.
"I am very proud of the way the team competed specially in light of Anya's unfortunate injury 5 minutes before we started," head coach Roy Cañada said. "Everybody had to move up and they all fought hard. We have some growing to do but facing this adversity made us play better tennis."
The Lobos will be back in action Fri., Feb. 19 against No. 71 Nevada at 5 P.M. at the Randy Briggs Tennis Bubble.