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CUBuffs.com: Buffs Tennis Team Optimistic Heading Into Season

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    CU's tennis program looks to be heading into the right direction heading into the 2016 spring season.
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    BOULDER, Colo. - A sense of optimism is surrounding Colorado tennis coach Nicole Kenneally and her team as they head into Sunday's season opener against Air Force. The Buffaloes are coming off their first .500 season in six years and return four of their top five players from a year ago, while adding three impact newcomers. But the task of playing in the toughest conference in college tennis requires constant focus to compete with the best.

    "I believe we've gotten better, but there are other teams in the Pac-12 that have improved as well," Kenneally said. "Home and away is important. You've got to win at home and you've got to look to snag [upsets] on the road. I do believe we are in the best conference in the country. We've got four of the top [nine] teams in the country."

    Indeed the Pac-12 schedule can be brutal. The conference features No. 2 Southern California, No. 6 California, No. 8 Stanford and No. 9 UCLA, as well as five other teams ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason top 75. The Buffs may be viewed as an underdog, but they know what they have to do to compete.
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    Colorado will host Air Force at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center, formerly the Millennium Harvest House.
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    Best of wishes to the tennis team this Sunday and beyond!
     
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    Looks like Air Force got the doubles point, but Buffs are up in 2 of the 1st 3 singles matches being played right now. (3 more singles matches haven't started yet.)
     
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    Buffs take the lead 2-1, and are up a set in singles #3.



     
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    Per live scoring, looks like the Buffs have clinched a win against the Falcons, as they've won #1 - #4 singles for 4 points.

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    Buffs end up sweeping the singles for a 6-1 victory. Way to go!


     
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    Article on today's win over Air Force- http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210644738 .

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    BOULDER - It is never easy trailing 1-0 after doubles competition in college tennis. But you would never know that after Colorado's dominating 6-1 victory over Air Force on Sunday in Boulder to open the spring season. The Buffaloes dropped two of the three doubles matches, but responded by sweeping all six singles matches in straight sets.

    "It was obviously an adverse situation early in the season so it was good to see how they responded," head coach Nicole Kenneally said as she begins her 17th season in Boulder. "I really like how all of our six positions came out and fought hard from the first point to the last point."
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