Cowgirl Tennis Suffers First Loss of the Spring

Feb. 7, 2010


On their second day of action during the 2010 spring season the Wyoming Cowgirl Tennis team (2-1 overall) lost to the No. 56-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers, 5-2, in Lincoln, Neb.

"Certainly I give credit Nebraska for getting the job done but this was a missed opportunity for us," said UW head coach Kati Gyulai. "We keep talking about the importance of the doubles point but we still don't understand it. Simona and Kim led 4-1 then lost the lead from there. We served at 7-7, 40-15, but couldn't hold serve. At the end of the day, these mistakes are costly and can change the momentum going into singles."

The Cowgirls were only able to come up with three wins during the match with the Cornhuskers. Doubles team Sasa Nemcova and Sarah Summerfield grabbed the first win for Wyoming, defeating Abby Buxton and Mary Weatherholt, 9-7, in doubles play.

In singles action, Summerfield and Nemcova also picked up wins for the Cowgirls. Summerfield in the number two position defeated Wiveca Swarting, 6-4, 6-2. Nemcova also won for Wyoming defeating Buxton, 6-4, 6-2, at the number six position.

Cowgirl Tennis was defeated at the number one and two positions in doubles. At the number one position, Kim van Ginkel and Simona Synkova lost to Madeleine Geibert and Stefanie Weinstein, 9-7. Rebecca Berger and Alexandra Kovas were defeated by Jennifer Holmberg and Wiveca Swarting, 8-5.

Unfortunately, they would also lose four of six singles matches against the Cornhuskers. At the number one position, Synkova was defeated by Weatherholt, 6-4, 6-2. The Cowgirls grabbed the win from Summerfield but then lost their next three matches. Berger was defeated by Geibert, 6-1, 6-1, Kovacs fell to Weinstein, 5-7, 6-2, (10-4), and van Ginkel lost to Holmberg, 6-4, 6-1.

Up next for the Cowgirls will be their first home match against UC Santa Barbara, Saturday February 20, at 9 a.m.

Nebraska 5, Wyoming 2DoublesNo. 1 Geibert/Weinstein (NU) def. van Ginkel/Synkova (WY), 9-7No. 2 Holmberg/Swarting (NU) def. Berger/Kovacs, 8-5No. 3 Nemcova/Summerfield (WY) def. Buxton/Weatherholt, 9-7

SinglesNo. 1 Mary Weatherholt (NU) def. Simona Synkova (WY), 6-4, 6-2No. 2 Sarah Summerfield (WY) def. Wiveca Swarting (NU), 6-4, 6-2No. 3 Madeleine Geibert (NU) def. Rebecca Berger (WY), 6-1, 6-1No. 4 Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. Alexandra Kovacs (WY), 5-7, 6-2, (10-4)No. 5 Jennifer Holmberg (NU) def. Kim van Ginkel (WY), 6-4, 6-1No. 6 Sasa Nemcova (WY) def. Abby Buxton (NU), 6-4, 6-2