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BOULDER – Erin Sanders stood out in her final regular season match as a Buffalo as the University of Colorado tennis team fell 5-2 to No. 53 Utah on Saturday at the Millennium Hotel Harvest House.
The Buffs end the season with a 7-14 overall, 2-8 Pac-12 Conference record, matching last year’s overall win total, but marking a milestone with their two conference victories (Colorado entered the match tied for eighth in the conference standings). All 12 of CU’s final opponents were either ranked, had at least one ranked player or doubles team or both (as is the case for eight of the teams). The No. 53 Utes, who boast No. 92 Tereza Bekerova in singles and No. 32 Bekerova/Miles in doubles, improve to 11-8, 5-5 Pac-12.
“Congrats to Utah,” CU head coach Nicole Kenneally said. “They played a great match. It’s a bummer that we didn’t get the win. It would have been really nice to get our last match at home, with it being senior day. We’ll continue to work hard. I think we have a bright future ahead of us. I look forward to next weekend in Ojai. It’s all individual play, so it’s a little bit different.”
Senior Erin Sanders claimed the 29th singles victory of her career with a win in straight sets over Natasha Smith. She eased through her first set 6-2, and looked poised to blank Smith in the second set. Sanders was up 5-0 when Smith came fighting back, winning four straight games, but Sanders cut the comeback short to claim the set 6-4.
“I think it was honestly just the fact that I really wanted to win,” Sanders said. “I wasn’t going to let her take it to a third set.”
The win was Sanders’ third in the Pac-12, in addition to her two match-clinching victories over Arizona and No. 59 Oregon. Sanders recorded eight wins in dual play in her final season. The win also marked her 23rd victory in straight sets.
“It’s always great seeing a senior finish on their last match with a win,” Kenneally said. “It’s really great. I know she’s really happy, and we’re really happy for her. We wanted the team win, but it’s really great that she finished it off with a solid performance.”
Though she dropped her first set 2-6, Carla Manzi Tenorio earned a victory over Lucia Kovarcikova when Kovarcikova retired before the start of the second set. Manzi Tenorio now leads the Buffs with 41 career singles wins, including four in the Pac-12.
With the regular season now complete, the Buffs head to Ojai, Calif. for the Pac-12 Conference Championships beginning Thursday, April 25. The tournament consists of a 32-singles draw with three players from each of the top 10 Pac-12 schools and two players from the 11th place team, based on regular season standings. The 16-team women’s doubles draw will have one doubles team from each of the 11 schools and five additional teams selected by the Draw Committee.
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The most recent occurred at Bottles, located at 2520 Arapahoe Ave. on February 26, 2013.
Surveillance footage from the store shows a male suspect entering the business at 6:24 p.m. He left the store area and entered the back office several times. Owners report that cash was missing from the office after the suspect left the business.
A still photo from Bottles’ surveillance video is attached. Also attached are separate surveillance photos from two business burglaries on the Pearl Street Mall which police are also investigating. Detectives believe the same male suspect is involved in all three crimes. The Pearl Street Mall businesses (the Lazy Dog and Pizza Colore) were burglarized on February 4, 2013.
The suspect is described as:
- White male
- 20 – to – 40 years old
- 5’10” – 6’0” tall
- Thin build
- Short, dark hair
In the Bottles’ burglary, the suspect wore a long-sleeve white shirt covered by a long-sleeve plaid shirt, jeans, white tennis shoes and a light-colored baseball cap. Black gloves can be seen in his back pocket.
In the Pearl Street Mall burglaries, the suspect wore a red-plaid, short-sleeve shirt, jeans and a tan-colored baseball cap.
The case number for the Bottles’ burglary is 13-2628. The case number for the Lazy Dog burglary is 13-1525 and the case number for Pizza Colore is 13-1523.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Steve Faber at 303-441-3384. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website atwww.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
Boulder police are asking the public to take a look at the attached composite sketch to see if they recognize the suspect, who is wanted in connection with an Attempted Robbery and Unlawful Sexual Contact incident which occurred on March 3, 2013.
The victim is a 20-year-old female who was walking alone near some businesses in the 4700 block of Table Mesa Drive around 10:30 p.m. She says she was confronted by an unknown male who demanded her purse and who tried to take it from her. They struggled over the purse and during the struggle, the suspect tore the victim’s dress and touched her exposed skin.
The victim ran away and said the suspect fled the scene, heading eastbound toward Vic’s Coffee.
A sketch of the suspect is attached. He’s described as:
- White male
- 35 – 40 years old
- 5’8” – 5’9” tall
- 140 pounds with a stocky/muscular build
- Wearing a dark brown or black leather coat & blue jeans, with black tennis shoes and white shoelaces
- “Scruffy” beard and dark, matted hair
- “Badly chipped” front tooth
The case number is 13-2831.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Kurt Foster at 303-441-4329.Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
The CU women’s tennis team’s 4-2 win over Arizona on Sunday earned their first ever Pac-12 Conference win, and broke a nearly two-year long regular season conference losing streak.
The last time the Buffs beat a conference opponent in the regular season was on April 11, 2010, when they defeated Kansas on their home turf. After 26 matches, the Buffs have finally ended the streak.
CU redeems itself after a 7-0 loss to Arizona in Tucson last season. The Buffs have now won three of the teams’ last four matches. Colorado improves to 6-6 overall, 1-1 Pac-12. After defeating three ranked teams this season, including then-ranked No. 41 Minnesota, Arizona slips to 8-7, 0-2.
“It feels really, really great,” CU head coach Nicole Kenneally said. “The players have done a terrific job overall, and they really deserve this win. I think it’s a great day. One through six singles and one through three doubles had great efforts. It’s the Pac-12, the best women’s tennis conference in the country, with more national titles than any other conference. It’s one of those things where you really have to come to compete to win matches. Today we came to compete. This team, as I’ve said after previous matches, continues to improve and get better every match. Today was an example of that improvement. We’ve come a long way since the first match this year. I’m excited for the girls. They worked hard and they deserve it.”
For the seventh time this season, the Buffs jumped out to an early lead after claiming the doubles point. Julyette Steur and Erin Sanders got the ball rolling with an 8-4 victory over Smyth/Stubbe for their sixth win of the season. Winde Janssens and Carla Manzi Tenorio continue to lead the Buffs with dynamic performances in the No. 2 doubles position. The tandem has fallen just twice this season, raking in their ninth win after edging Austin/Hendrikx 9-8 (4).
Winde Janssens has been pushed to three sets in her last three matches, and for the second time in as many matches, she came from behind to claim a victory. As she did on Friday against No. 111 Desirae Krawczyk of Arizona State, Janssens dropped her first set, won the second 6-0 and clinched the win in the third. Janssens handed Kim Stubbe just her fourth loss of the season. After falling 2-6 in the first set, Janssens won eight straight games in the final two sets, pulling away 6-4 in the final set. Janssens earns her 13th win of the season (losing just twice this spring), and her team-high seventh come-from-behind win.
Carla Manzi Tenorio also earned her 13th win of the season, and 39th of her career, with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Shayne Austin. All but two of Manzi Tenorio’s victories this season have been in straight sets.
Erin Sanders proved she wants her final season as the Buff to be a memorable one, clinching her team’s first ever Pac-12 win with a three set victory over Akilah James.
“I think it’s really exciting, just because it’s the Pac-12, we haven’t had a Pac-12 win yet,” Sanders said after her match. “You want to go out with a bang and remember your last season, so it was quite a relief.”
Sanders was down 2-3 in the first set when she surged back to win 6-3. Sanders lost a second set battle 3-6, but jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third. James responded with a three game run of her own to tie things up, but Sanders refused to lose, claiming the win 6-4 in the final set.
“I think for me and everybody else, it kind of just shows that we have lots of opportunities and we’re here in the Pac-12, and it doesn’t matter what the number is in front of the team we’re playing, we have a shot,” Sanders said. “We did it today and we can do it in our next match.”
The Buffs hit the road for a five-match trip, where they’ll take on four Pac-12 rivals and their final non-conference opponent. The trip begins with a visit to Los Angeles as the Buffs take on USC at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on Friday, March 15 and UCLA at 2 p.m. (MDT) on Saturday, March 16.
Recent close game losses haven’t dimmed the coaches enthusiasm for her team. Colorado tennis team fell 4-3 to Princeton on Saturday.
“After seven hours, we lost a close one 4-3 to Princeton,” CU head coach Nicole Kenneally said after the match. “It came down to the wire. I couldn’t be more proud of our players. They really left it out there, and I think if you look at the scores, you’re going to see that we really gave it our best effort as a team today. I believe that in matches like this, obviously we’ve had a lot of close 4-3 losses, this team is going to grow stronger, and they’re going to get better from it. We’re going to get the better side of it at some point. As long as we keep going and keep doing what we’re doing, we’re going to keep putting ourselves in position to take one. I believe this group will do that, and it’s just a matter of time.”
The Buffaloes take a 5-5 record into Pac-12 Conference play. CU is 1-1 all-time against Princeton and 1-1 against ranked teams this spring. Princeton holds a 5-2 record, with each of its losses coming against ranked opponents.
In what was a true marathon of a day, four singles matches were pushed to three sets, with two Buffs coming out victorious. Freshmen Dhany Quevedo and Mazy Watrous both fought off first set deficits to claim victories. After Quevedo dropped her first set against Katherine Flanigan 6-4, she lost only four games total for the remainder of the match to claim the win. Quevedo now has a 2-0 record when dropping the first set. Watrous shined against Emily Hahn for her second career win and her first victory in three sets. After falling 6-3 in the opening set, she dominated the rest of the match, 6-2, 6-1.
Julyette Steur stands out in the No. 1 singles position, defeating Lindsay Graff 6-4, 6-3. Steur leads the Buffs with 13 wins this season. She is on a four-match winning streak and has dropped just two matches this spring. All but one of her eight wins in the spring have been in straight sets.
The Buffs continue their home-stand by starting conference play. CU takes on Arizona in the conference opener at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 8 and Arizona State at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. Stay tuned to CUBuffs.com for location updates.
Boulder police are trying to identify a white male in his mid-to-late forties who investigators believe robbed the First National Bank at 3033 Iris in Boulder. The robbery occurred at 12:07 p.m.
Witnesses inside the bank say that the suspect was in the lobby and then stepped up to the teller station, where he passed a note. The suspect did not say anything, but based on the note, the teller gave him an undisclosed amount of cash. He then left the bank out the north door and was last seen outside the bank.
The suspect did not display a weapon during the robbery, and no one was hurt.
The suspect is described as:
- White male
- Mid-to-late 40’s
- 5’4” tall, medium build
- Brown hair
- Razor stubble
- Large-framed sunglasses
- Wearing a “well worn” CU Buffaloes baseball cap, a dark green hoodie with a front zipper, and a yellow shirt with a graphic of a basketball going into a hoop, dark pants & white tennis shoes
- Carrying a cream or ivory-colored cloth shopping bag with unidentifiable writing on the side
The FBI has been notified and is working in partnership with the Boulder Police Department. The case number is 12-11273.
Anyone who has information about this robbery or the suspect is asked to call Detective Tom Dowd at 303-441-3385. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
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