Tennis goes .500

The Metro fall tennis season came to an end Oct. 3 and 4 as both the men’s and women’s teams traveled to Grand Junction to play at the Colorado Mesa Duals.

The men’s team finished with a 2-1 record over the weekend as they beat Montana State-Billings 8-1. Metro then lost to Colorado Mesa University 6-3, but finished the tournament with an 8-1 win over the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunder-Wolves. Metro now holds a 30-16 overall record over CSU-Pueblo and a 25-20 record against Colorado Mesa.

As for the women’s team, Metro opened the tournament by defeating Montana State-Billings 6-3 but fell in close matches against Dixie State (5-4) and Colorado State-Pueblo (5-4).

The Lady Runners now hold a 25-24 record against the CSU-Pueblo team.

The teams will now prepare for the spring when both the men’s and the women’s team open up in Greeley against the University of Northern Colorado Bears Feb. 7, 2015 before traveling back to Grand Junction Feb. 20 to take on the Colorado Mesa Mavericks.

The Runners end the fall sea- son 3-2 and had solid outings to open up the fall season, as well as finish up the season.

Last year’s squad finished the season 12-11 and was eliminated in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament by Mesa.

Their match with CSU-Pueblo was cancelled.

Sophomore Josh Graetz looks to lead the Roadrunners next spring. Graetz set a school record with 23 wins over the 2013-14 season.

Author: Jose Salas

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