Wyoming Tennis Dominate in 7-0 Win over Colorado Mesa

Feb. 7, 2014


The Cowgirl tennis team earned their second win of the spring season with a 7-0 sweep of the Colorado Mesa Mavericks, on Friday night, in Laramie. UW is now 2-1 overall, while Colorado Mesa falls to 4-1 on the year.

"Today was another step forward as far as our progression as a team," said head coach Dean Clower. "All week we have been very professional in our practices and coming to work each day to get better. Our fans at UW are the absolute best and we broke another record with over 300 fans today."

The Cowgirls started off strong by sweeping all three doubles matches to go ahead 1-0. The number one team of Jessica Parizher and Veronica Popovici defeated Natalie Martin and Kaylee Davis, 8-2, while Alma Espinosa and Christa Gecheva clinched the point with an 8-2 win over Emily Dodson and Katie Metz. Dorottya Jonas and Alena Vasileva wrapped up doubles action with an 8-3 victory over Shannen McNamara and Kristyn Wykert.

That momentum carried over to singles as Wyoming swept all six matches. Popovici defeated Martin, 6-3, 6-0, followed by Jonas with a solid two set win, 6-0, 6-0, over Davis. Parizher also earned a straight set win, 6-0, 6-0, over McNamara. At the fourth position, Gecheva defeated Wykert, 6-0, 6-1. The final two Cowgirls in action were Silviya Zhelyazkova and Espinosa. Zhelyazkova defeated Rachel McLaughlin, 6-1, 6-1, while Espinosa needed three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-4), to earn a win over Dodson.

The Cowgirls will return to action on Friday, Feb. 14, as face the Colorado Buffaloes. The match is set for 10:30 a.m. in Boulder.

Wyoming 7, Colorado Mesa 0

1. Veronica Popovici (WY) def. Natalie Martin (CMU), 6-0, 6-3
2. Dorottya Jonas (WY) def. Kaylee Davis (CMU), 6-0, 6-2
3. Jessica Parizher (WY) def. Shannen McNamara (CMU), 6-0, 6-0
4. Christa Gecheva (WY) def. Kristyn Wykert (CMU), 6-0, 6-1
5. Silviya Zhelyazkova (WY) def. Rachel McLaughlin (CMU), 6-1, 6-1
6. Alma Espinosa (WY) def. Emily Dodson (CMU), 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-4)

1. Veronica Popovici/Jessica Parizher (WY) def. Natalie Martin/Kaylee Davis (CMU), 8-2
2. Dorottya Jonas/Alena Vasileva (WY) def. Shannen McNamara/Kristyn Wykert (CMU), 8-3
3. Christa Gecheva/Alma Espinosa (WY) def. Emily Dodson/Katie Metz (CMU), 8-2