The Colorado tennis team dropped two of the three doubles matches but responded by sweeping all six singles matches in straight sets Sunday to beat Air Force 6-1 in their season opener at the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center in Boulder.
Doubles started well for CU, as Nuria Ormeño Ruiz and Jeannez Daniel cruised to a 6-2 victory at the No. 1 position. However, Air Force came back to win 6-3 at No. 2 doubles and 6-3 at No. 3.
The Buffaloes would have to win four of the six singles matches to win the overall match as a team. They made it look easy.
Ormeño Ruiz breezed to a 6-3, 6-1 victory at the top position over Mary Meyers. She broke Meyers four times in the first set as both players struggled to hold serve, but held off Meyers every time she served in the second set and took a pair of Meyers' serving games for the 6-1 win.
Colorado freshman Annabelle Andrinopoulos, playing her first collegiate dual match, won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles over Chloe Forlini.
Sophomore Kyra Wojcik had the most dominating match of the day for CU at No. 4 singles. She won 6-1, 6-1 over Lily Forlini despite failing to hold serve in the first game of the first set. She recovered to win the final six games of the first and again breezed through the second.
Colorado's lone senior, Alex Aiello battled through two tough sets to win 7-5, 7-5 against Jocelle Rudico.
Junior Vitaliya Alkhovik also fought to a tough victory for Colorado, winning 6-4, 7-5 against Elisa Nelson at No. 6 singles.
CU 6, Air Force 1
1. Ormeno Ruiz, Nuria (COLO) def. Meyers, Mary (AFA) 6-3, 6-1
2. Andrinopoulos, A. (COLO) def. Forlini, Chloe (AFA) 6-2, 6-2
3. Daniel, Jeannez (COLO) def. Barnickel, Elizabeth (AFA) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
4. Wojcik, Kyra (COLO) def. Forlini, Lily (AFA) 6-1, 6-1
5. Aiello, Alex (COLO) def. Rudico, Jocelle (AFA) 7-5, 7-5
6. Alkhovik, Vitaliya (COLO) def. Nelson, Elisa (AFA) 6-4, 7-5
1. Ormeno Ruiz, Nuria/Daniel, Jeannez (COLO) def. Meyers, Mary/Barnickel, Elizabeth (AFA) 6-2
2. Forlini, Chloe/Rudico, Jocelle (AFA) def. Andrinopoulos, A./Wojcik, Kyra (COLO) 6-3
3. Forlini, Lily/Nelson, Elisa (AFA) def. Aiello, Alex/Beck, Brigitte (COLO) 6-4