Rams Fall to Boise State In Opening Round MWC Tennis Finals

Colorado State Rams was eliminated in the first round of the Mountain West tennis turnament, losing 4-3 to Boise State. The Rams’ (11-12) season concluded with the team totaling their most wins in a season since 2004.

Trailing 2-0, the Rams rattled off three consecutive singles wins to get themselves on the brink of victory. Sophomore Alyssa Grijalva got CSU on the board first, winning 6-1, 6-1 over Hanna Kantenwein at No. 3.Freshman Emily Leutschwager tied the match with another straight-set win at No. 2 over Wilhelmina Palmer, and junior captain Emily Kolbow followed with a 7-6 (7), 6-3 triumph against Wiktoria Nosek on court 4.

Boise State (14-7) knotted the score back up at 3-3 with Nancy Menjivar’s three-set victory over Emma Corwin at No. 6, pinning the fate of the match on the result of Riley Reeves vs. Vanessa Timm on court 5.

Timm won the first set 6-2, but CSU’s Reeves climbed back with a 6-4 win in the second set. The tension was palpable at the Appleton Tennis Center, but ultimately it was Timm that would pull out the win with a 7-5 final set score.

The Broncos opened the match by taking a 1-0 lead with a pair of doubles victories. Boise State will take on No. 3 seed San Jose State tomorrow in the quarterfinals of the 2018 MW Tournament.