Colorado's tennis team opened the 2017 spring season with a strong first day at the IU Winter Invitational here at the IU Tennis Center. The Buffaloes went 5-3 in singles play and 4-4 in doubles matches against opponents from Indiana, Marquette and Abilene Christian.
The doubles pairs each played two matches and all four of CU's doubles teams went 1-1. Nuria Ormeño Ruiz and Jeannez Daniel breezed to an 8-1 over Paula Gutierrez and Pauline Jahren from Indiana, but lost a tiebreaker 8-7 (7-2) in their second match against another pair from Indiana. Kyra Wojcik and Ilana Oleynik dropped an 8-7 tiebreaker in their first match, but rebounded with an 8-3 win over Anna McCoy and Emma Love from Indiana.
In singles, Daniel, Wojcik, Oleynik, Louise Ronaldson and Chloe Hule all earned straight-set victories. Daniel breezed to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Paula Tormos from Marquette. Ronaldson won 6-2, 6-3 over Marquette's Diana Tokar and Hule had perhaps the most dominating win, defeating Isabella Franks from Marquette 6-0, 6-1. Wojcik won 7-6, 6-3 over Marquette's Courtney Hebard and Oleynik earned a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Marquette's Lesley Foe. Oleynik, who transferred at the semester break from Cal Poly, was playing her first match as a Buff.
CU's Ormeño Ruiz, who is ranked No. 77 nationally, was upset in three sets, falling 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-2). Ormeño Ruiz competed an outstanding fall campaign with three wins over nationally-ranked opponents.
Play will continue on Sunday and Monday in Bloomington.
IU Winter Invitational
IU Tennis Center • Bloomington, Ind.
Doubles Round No. 1
Kim Schmider/Madison Appel (IU) def. Louise Ronaldson/Chloe Hule (Colorado) 8-2; Caitlin Bernard/Emma Love (IU) def. Kyra Wojcik/Ilana Oleynik (Colorado) 8-7; Nuria Ormeño Ruiz/Jeannez Daniel (Colorado) def. Paula Gutierrez/Pauline Jahren (IU) 8-1; Annabelle Andrinopoulos/Brigitte Beck (Colorado) def. Anna McCoy/Alicia Robinson (IU) 8-5.
Singles No. 1- No. 4 Players
Silvia Ambrosio (Marquette) def. Nuria Ormeño Ruiz (Colorado) 6-2, 4-6, (10-2); Jeannez Daniel (Colorado) def. Paula Tormos (Marquette) 6-2, 6-2; Louise Ronaldson (Colorado) def. Diana Tokar (Marquette) 6-2, 6-3; Fleur Eggink (Marquette) def. Annabella Andrinopoulos (Colorado) 6-2, 1-6 (12-10).
Singles No. 5-No. 8 Players
Emma Love (IU) def. Brigitte Beck (Colorado) 6-4, 2-6, (10-8); Kyra Wojcik (Colorado) def. Courtney Hebard (Marquette) 7-6, 6-3; Chloe Hule (Colorado) def. Isabella Franks (Marquette) 6-0, 6-1; Ilana Oleynik (Colorado) def. Lesley Foe (Marquette) 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles Round No. 2
Kim Schmider/Madison Appel (IU) def. Nuria Ormeño Ruiz/Jeannez Daniel (Colorado) 8-7 (7-2); Chloe Hule/Louise Ronaldson (Colorado) def. Pauline Jahren/Paula Gutierrez (IU) 8-4; Caitlin Bernard/Alicia Robinson (IU) def. Annabelle Andrinopoulos/Brigitte Beck (Colorado) 8-2; Kyra Wojcik/Ilana Oleynik (Colorado) def. Anna McCoy/Emma Love (IU) 8-3.