April 14, 2007

Tabatha and Tiffany Knop Earn Wins In Bears' Loss to Montana

April 14, 2007

GREELEY, Colo. - Tabatha Knop continued to assert herself as one of the top women's tennis players in the Big Sky, earning a No. 1 singles victory to lead Northern Colorado in its 5-2 loss to Montana on Saturday afternoon at Work Out West.

Knop improved to 6-1 in Big Sky Play by defeating the Grizzlies' (4-14, 2-3 BSC) Liz Walker, 6-3, 6-4 for one of the Bears (5-12, 2-5) two singles victories. Tiffany Knop also won, sweeping her No. 5 singles match 6-2, 6-2.

The Knop sisters teamed up to win their No. 3 doubles match, 8-4

Montana 5, Northern Colorado 2

Singles
1. Tabatha Knop (NCOL) def. Liz Walker (UM); 6-3, 6-4
2. Mari Castello (UM) def. Meredith Krystofik (NCOL); 6-1, 6-4
3. Danni Paulson (UM) def. Karen Groll (NCOL); 6-4, 6-4
4. Cheyne Ursich (UM) def. Renee Nuccio (NCOL); 6-4, 6-3
5. Tiffany Knop (UNC) def. Martyna Nowak (NCOL); 6-2, 6-2
6. Kayla Moyse (UM) def. Christina Shelly (NCOL); 6-0, 6-4

Doubles
1. Walker/Castello (UM) def. Nuccio/Groll (NCOL); 8-1
2. Ursich/Paulson (UM) def. Krystofik/Shelly (NCOL); 8-6
3. Ta. Knop/Ti. Knop (NCOL) def. Nowak/Souza (UM); 8-4