The University of Colorado women's golf team won its second consecutive match Tuesday at the San Diego State March Mayhem Tournament, beating No. 13 seed Texas State, 3-1-1, in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

CU junior Esther Lee led wire-to-wire for the second consecutive round in a 6&5 win over Camille Boeffard. Lee won six holes and squared the other seven while recording one birdie and five pars.

Senior Alexis Keating improved to 3-0 at the tournament, beating Maty Monzingo 2-up. Keating took her first lead on the 11th hole and regained the lead at 1-up with five holes to play.

"The team overall played better today and eliminated some of those errors from yesterday," Colorado head coach Anne Kelly said. "Esther was more on her normal game. She hit the ball much better and Alexis played solid golf."

Junior Natalie Vivaldi beat Millie Saroha 3&2 for her first win of the tournament. Vivaldi was 3-up with four to play and squared two consecutive holes for the win.

Freshman Gillian Vance held a 1-up lead through the first 11 holes before falling to Lora Assad, 3&1.

Sophomore Brittany Fan finished all-square against Anne-Charlotte Mora. The match ended after 16 holes because Colorado had clinched the team win.

"We're going to have to step it up tomorrow against Cal," added Kelly. "They're a good team so we'll have to play really well to beat them."

After splitting two rounds Monday, No. 9 seed CU will face No. 6 seed California today in the consolation bracket. The Buffs will tee off at 9:45 a.m. MDT. Live scoring is available at BirdieFire.com.


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(9) Colorado def. (13) Texas State, 3-1-1

At Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Alexis Keating (CU) def. Maty Monzingo (TSU), 2-up

Lora Assad (TSU) def. Gillian Vance (CU), 3&1

Esther Lee (CU) def. Camille Boeffard (TSU), 6&5

Brittany Fan (CU) tied Ann-Charlotte Mora (TSU), AS

Natalie Vivaldi (CU) def. Millie Saroha (TSU), 3&2

TEAM SCORES

Championship Bracket

(1) Southern California def. (4) Stanford, 4-1-0

(3) Arizona* tied (2) UCLA, 2-2-1

Consolation Bracket

(6) California def. (10) TCU, 3-1-1

(9) Colorado def. (13) Texas State, 3-1-1

5th-Place Bracket

(7) San Diego State* tied (11) Kansas, 2-2-1

(5) Arizona State def. (8) Oregon, 4-1-0

13th-Place Bracket

(14) Memphis def. (15) Delaware, 2-0-3

(12) UC Davis* tied (16) UC Irvine, 2-2-1

*—advances on tiebreaker

CU's Ormeño Ruiz ranked No. 74 in tennis

Colorado tennis player Nuria Ormeño Ruiz is ranked No. 74 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association national singles rankings released on Tuesday. It is the second time in her career that she has been ranked and the highest ranking of her career.

Ormeño Ruiz is 20-7 overall in singles matches, including a 5-2 record at the No. 1 singles position.