Josh Graetz, Nick Baker upset No. 42 Colorado Mesa in Tennis

Men finish 2-1, women winless in three weekend matches

A combination of youth and experience teamed to knock off the No. 25-ranked doubles pair in the country when sophomore Josh Graetz and senior Nick Baker defeated Colorado Mesa University’s No. 1 doubles 8-5 at The Regency Athletic Complex April 4.

Graetz and Baker tallied an 8-1 win over Montana State University Billings April 3 as the men’s team blanked the Yellowjackets 9-0.

Sophomore Trevor Jones and junior Sam Stember clinched a 5-4 Metro victory Colorado Mesa University April 4. Jones and Stember, playing at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively, both won 6-2, 7-5.

After an injury to Baker, junior Porter Emery was inserted in the starting lineup at No. 6 singles and won 6-3, 7-5. The Roadrunners fell to South Dakota State University 3-6 April 5. The men’s team is 10-8 overall.

Freshman Haleigh Chobanian and junior Kasey Love beat Montana State Billings 8-2 at No. 1 doubles but the team lost 4-5.

Freshman Courtney Wright pulled double-duty in singles and doubles April 4 against Colorado Mesa. Wright and sophomore Ana-Jelena Vujosevic won 8-6 at No. 2 doubles. Wright then registered another win at No. 1 singles (6-3, 6-1). Despite Wright’s efforts, Metro lost 3-6.

Wright and Vujosevic secured Metro’s lone victory at No. 2 doubles as the women’s team fell 1-8 to South Dakota State April 5.

The women’s team is 3-13 overall after losing three straight matches and seven of its last nine.

Author: Mario Sanelli

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