By Peyton Wright
On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Colorado College women’s tennis team suffered a set of unfortunate losses in Grand Junction, Colo. They faced Dixie State University and Colorado Mesa University, losing 7– 0 and 6–1, respectively.
Their competition was incredibly stiff, with Dixie State, a Division II competitor, sitting 3–3 for the season. Colorado Mesa has been equally competitive this year, closing out their season matches for the fall with a 4–3 record. Mesa competes at the Division II level as well.
These matches challenged the Tigers, and the team is hoping this season’s hard work will benefit them in their Spring season.
Tess Rubin ’21 played against Colorado Mesa’s Laura Alsing over the weekend. The No. 2 singles match ended 2–6, 6–4, 1–0(8) in Rubin’s favor.
Rubin played most of the 2018-2019 season at CC’s No. 1 singles position, and impressively won four singles matches at that position. She also had five wins in doubles matches.
Jenna Mcdonald ’20 also had a great match, extending her match against Katelyn Longson of Dixie State. Mcdonald fought hard, eventually losing 4– 6, 6–1, 6–0, in the No. 5 singles match.
Mcdonald was an all-SCAC honorable mention during the 2017-2018 season.
Other Tigers who competed in singles matches against Dixie state were Sydney Vine ’23, Olivia Dicks ’23, Lilly Schmachtenberger ’23, and Haley Casperson ’23.
In doubles, Vine and Rubin took on matches at the No. 1 position. Dicks and Mcdonald competed as well, followed by Schmachtenberger and Elise Chassman ’22.
The same lineup played against Colorado Mesa later that afternoon. The Tigers will be competing again soon, playing in the ITA Division III Regional Championships next weekend in Claremont, California.