Colorado's women's tennis team put together a comeback Wednesday to beat the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons, 4-3 at at the Cadet Gymnasium Indoor Tennis Courts.
The comeback win improves the Buffs record to 7-1 and CU is on a three match winning streak. The loss halts the Falcons' own three match winning streak, dropping their record to 4-4 on the season.
For only the second time this season the Buffs came out and struggled through doubles play dropping the point to Air Force, putting themselves in a hole they needed to then dig themselves out of.
Putting the Buffs back on the right track and playing in her familiar home at No. 1, Nuria Ormeño Ruiz handled her match against Air Force's Chloe Forlini, taking the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
Ruiz's last eight matches have been decided in straight sets, with Ruiz winning seven of the eight which is one reason she's had a strong start to the spring season.
Colorado 4, U.S. Air Force Academy 3
1. Nuria Ormeño Ruiz (CU) def. Chloe Forlini (AF) 6-3, 6-2
2. Louise Ronaldson (CU) def. Elizabeth Barnickle (AF) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
3. TJ Fumagalli (AF) def. Chloe Hule (CU) 6-1, 7-6 (4)
4. Annabelle Andrinopoulos (CU) def. Lily Forlini (AF)
5. Kyra Wojcik (CU) def. Nadeen Liberman (AF) 7-6 (4), 6-4
6. Jocelle Rudico (AF) def. Brigitte Beck (CU) 6-2, 7-5
Order of Finish: 1, 4, 3, 2, 5*,6
1. Barnickle/Fumagalli (AF) def. Ronaldson/Hule (CU) 6-3
2. Ormeño Ruiz/Wojcik (CU) def. C. Forlini/Rudico (AF) 6-3
3. L. Forlini/Lieberman (AF) def. Andrinopoulos/Beck (CU) 6-2
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1*