CSU women’s tennis heads to Boise for MW Conference Tournament

Michelle Gould

After their most successful regular season since 2005, the Colorado State women’s tennis team will head to the Mountain West Women’s Tennis Championship in Boise, Idaho at the Appleton Tennis Center on April 26. The Rams’ record of the season against Mountain West teams is 1-5, with the sole win coming against Air Force. The Rams are refusing to dwell on past losses and are determined to prove themselves in the tournament as the underdogs.

Freshman, Priscilla Palermo serves during her singles match against Wyoming on Apr 22 at the CSU Tennis Complex (Joshua Contreras | Collegian)

“The team’s mindset going into the tournament this weekend is believing in ourselves and not worrying about what seed we are in the draw,” sophomore Alyssa Grijalva said. “We are going to work on our energy before our match and going to Idaho knowing we can do it.”


Grijalva currently ranks as the No.1 singles player on the CSU roster, recording 14 wins this spring. Emily Leutschwager, only a freshman, trails Grijalva with 12 wins.

Of the 11 teams entered into the tournament, CSU sits as the last seed with the UNLV Rebels as the top. UNLV went undefeated in league play this season with 14 total wins in the regular season. 

Complete coverage of the 2018 Mountain West Women’s Tennis Championship will be available on TheMW.com.

Collegian sports reporter Michelle Gould can be reached at sports@collegian.com or on Twitter @michellegouldd.