Co-captain Bianca Mok and doubles partner Camille Verden-Anderson talk about where they came up short against Arizona
Take the same script, just insert “Tucson” for “Houston.”
The University of Denver women’s tennis upset loss against the University of Arizona looked eerily similar to their last defeat, over a month ago against Rice in Texas on March 1st.
They lost the doubles point, only to rally in singles, then lose with the match on the line 3-3.
“We had some game points, some opportunities that we didn’t capitalize on, and that point ends up being huge for us at the end of the day,” said head coach Christian Bass, talking about how that doubles point loss came back to bite them in the end.
“Today we could have done a better job of being able to adjust,” Bass said. “At the end of the day Arizona played a good match, they are a very dangerous team, especially at home.”
The #42 Pioneers (13-4, 3-0) now see their five-match winning streak evaporate, and there’s no guarantee they’ll start another one tomorrow. That’s when they’ll take on #44 up the road in Tempe on another hot desert day. They’re still 3-1 against the Power Five Pac-12 this season.
Bass says it will be a quite night of recuperation at the team hotel before the 9am (10am Denver time) date with the Sun Devils.
She adds there’s have a basic framework she expects of her student-atheles when they take the court but says “we checked some today, not all of them, and we need to do a better job tomorrow.”
The Arizona State match will be available via livestream, here is the link.