Cowgirl Tennis Struggles In Outing Against Fifth Ranked Baylor Bears

Jan. 29, 2012

WACO, Texas -

The 75th ranked Wyoming Cowgirl Tennis team closed out the ITA Kick-Off Weekend with a 6-1 defeat by the fifth ranked Baylor Bears, on Sunday morning. Wyoming is now 1-1 on the season.

Doubles play continued to be a struggle for the Cowgirls as Baylor earned the first point of the day. The number two team of Alexandra Kovacs and Sasa Nemcova fell to Diana Nakic and Sona Novakova, 9-8 (8-6). They would seal the point with an 8-2 win by Ema Burgic and Jordaan Sanford over Jessica Parizher and Silviya Zhelyazkova.

In singles action, the Bears took five of the six matches in order to come away with the match. The only Cowgirl to earn a victory on the day was Jessica Parizher at the number six spot as she defeated Abby Stainback, 6-0, 6-1. Alexandra Kovacs battled by winning the first set 6-4, but fell , 6-2, 1-0 (10-3) the remainder of the way. Veronica Popovici lost to Nina Secerbegovic, 6-0, 6-1, while Simona Synkova fell to the 14th ranked Diana Nakic, 6-1, 7-6 (7-1). The other two players in action were Sasa Nemcova who came up short, 6-3, 6-1, against Sona Novakova and Silviya Zhelyazkova who was defeated by Ema Burgic, 6-0, 6-0.

Wyoming will be back in action on Friday, February 3, against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The match is set for 4:00 p.m. MT in Lincoln.

#5 Baylor 6, #75 Wyoming 1

Singles
1. Nina Secerbegovic (BU) def. Veronica Popovici (WYO) 6-0, 6-1
2. #14 Diana Nakic (BU) def. Simona Synkova (WYO) 6-1, 7-6 (7-1)
3. Sona Novakova (BU) def. Sasa Nemcova (WYO) 6-3, 6-1
4. Ema Burgic (BU) def. Silviya Zhelyazkova (WYO) 6-0, 6-0
5. Megan Horter (BU) def. Alexandra Kovacs (WYO) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-3)
6. Jessica Parizher (WYO) def. Abby Stainback (BU) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles
1. Megan Horter/Nina Secerbegovic (BU) vs. Veronica Popovici/Simona Synkova (WYO) 8-8, unfinished
2. Diana Nakic/Sona Novakova (BU) def. Alexandra Kovacs/Sasa Nemcova (WYO) 9-8 (8-6)
3. Ema Burgic/Jordaan Sanford (BU) def. Jessica Parizher/Silviya Zhelyazkova (WYO) 8-2