Chris Day, Colorado Mesa Athletics
Dixie State freshman Isabel Heras returns a serve during Friday's 4-2 win at Colorado Mesa.

The No. 2 seed Dixie State women’s tennis team punched its ticket to Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship on Friday with a 4-2 win over No. 3 Colorado Mesa at the Elliott Tennis Center in Grand Junction, Colorado.

The Trailblazers (12-4) found themselves in familiar territory early in the match, trailing 1-0 after doubles play. Just one week earlier, against the same opponent on the same courts, Dixie State dropped the doubles point, then rallied during singles play for a 4-3 victory. And on Friday, with a berth to the RMAC championship on the line, the Trailblazers duplicated the feat to earn their fourth win over the Mavericks this season.

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Yolena Carlon set the tone for the comeback and cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles. Juliana Honczaruk posted the same score at No. 6, rolling to a 6-2, 6-2 victory. Kyra Harames picked up a critical point at the No. 2 position, battling to a 6-4, 6-4 triumph. And just one day after being named RMAC Co-Freshman of the Year, Isabel Heras clinched the win with a 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) victory at No. 3.

The win sends Dixie State to its first conference championship match in program history, as the Trailblazers get set for a grudge match against No. 1 MSU Denver on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The Roadrunners earned their spot in the championship match with a 4-0 win over No. 4 CSU-Pueblo.