The Colorado tennis team ended their first full day of singles play with an even record (4-4) at their home invitational.
Senior Nuria Ormeño Ruiz, ranked No. 110 nationally, began her senior campaign with a first round bye, and ended it with a swift straight-sets win (6-1, 6-3) over the University of New Mexico’s senior Dominique Dulski. The win sets up a semifinal match against Georgetown’s Swift today.
Colorado junior Kyra Wojcik also punched her semifinal ticket with two straight-set victories over Georgetown’s Maggie Psyhogeos and Colorado State freshman Solene Crawley, respectively. Wojcik will face UNM senior Emily Olivier this morning.
Not moving on for Colorado are junior Louise Ronaldson and Sophomore Annabelle Andrinopoulos. Ronaldson, a recent transfer from Mississippi State, went on to win her first match in a Colorado uniform in the consolation bracket. Andrinopoulos forced a third set after dropping the first, only to lose in a tiebreaker.
Singles play will conclude Saturday morning starting at 10 a.m. Both Wojcik and Ormeño Ruiz will play in the semifinals looking to reach the finals in each women’s respective draws. Hule, Andrinopoulos, and Ronaldson will play through the consolation brackets, looking to finish the weekend off with a strong performance. Doubles play will resume on Sunday during the final day of the CU Invite.