Mavs to play for RMAC Championship title
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.--Colorado Mesa women's tennis team will play Western New Mexico University for the 2013 RMAC Women's Tennis Championship on Sunday, April 21 at 9:00 am at the Elliott Tennis Center on the campus of Colorado Mesa University.
Against Metro State the Mavericks took an early 2-1 lead winning 2 of the 3 doubles matches. The number two team of Kristyn Wykert and Skyler Nelson won 8-2 and Emily Dodson and Katie Metz won 8-5 at number three doubles.
The Roadrunners won at number one singles to tie the match at 2-2. CMU's Shannen McNamara defeated Alicia Holm, 6-3, 6-2 for a 3-2 CMU lead. The Mavs and Roadrunners split matches at number four and five singles. Freshman Emily Dodson won 6-4, 6-3 at number five singles. Metro's number four player defeated Rachel McLaughlin in three sets. CMU held a 4-3 lead with two matches remaining. Kristyn Wykert clinced the dual after dropping the first set to Metro's number 3 player, Marianne Evangelista, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 for the Mavericks to advance to the championship.
Earlier in the day CMU handled Colorado Christian 5-1. The Cougars lone point came at number one doubles. Elizabeth Vertin and Katy Balli edged out CMU's Kaylee Davis and Shannen McNamara 8-6. CMU won at number two and three doubles, 8-2 and 8-0 respectively.
In singles action the Mavericks' McNamara, Wykert and Nicole Lessley won at number two, three and six respectively to advance to the semifinal round.
CMU will play Western New Mexico for the RMAC title on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. The winner of the match will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA regional tournament.