Wyoming Tennis Completes Play at Hurricane Invite

Jan. 10, 2016

TULSA, Okla. -

The Wyoming women's tennis team concluded play on Sunday at the Hurricane Invite.

"Overall this weekend has been very beneficial in preparing for the upcoming dual season," UW head coach Dean Clower said. "We have been able to iron out some kinks in our game and definitely feel better today than we did on the first day. The upperclassmen really played well today and demonstrated to everyone how to compete at this level. We need to improve on our doubles for us to be a complete team so we are hoping that happens in the next few weeks."

All three Cowgirls that won in singles needed three sets. Sophomore Magdalena Stencel earned a 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 win over Abby Stevens of Wichita State followed by junior Dorottya Jonas, 7-6, 2-6, 6-4, against Rongrong Leenabanchong of Tulsa. The final Cowgirl to come away with a win was senior Nastya Tokareva who defeated Yelena Nemchen (Tulsa), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.

In other singles action, junior Miranda Talbert fell to Martha Matoula, 6-2, 6-4. Renata Kuricova defeated Tessa van Der Ploeg in three sets, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 while Sanne Hoekstra lost to Mahita Dadireddy, 6-0, 6-1. Marcelina Chicon won in straight sets over Elisa Koonik, 6-1, 6-3.

All three doubles teams came up short in its matches. Stencel and Tokareva lost to Summer Schlotterback and Stevens of Wichita State, 7-6. The duo of Jonas and Talbert fell to Saateinen and Dahireddy, 6-3, while Koonik and van Der Ploeg dropped the match, 6-3, against Leenabanchong and Matoula.

The Cowgirls will open up dual action against the 12th ranked Oklahoma State Cowgirls on Tuesday and the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles on Sunday.