Cowgirl Tennis Falls to Gauchos, 5-2

Feb. 20, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -


In their first home match of the spring, the Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team (2-2 overall) suffered a 5-2 loss against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, on Saturday afternoon, in Laramie.

"We had some good individual performances, but as we all know we score as a team," said UW head coach Kati Gyulai. "We had another slow start in doubles. Our first serve percentage was somewhere in the mid 20s and we didn't do our job pushing forward. I certainly credit UCSB for their clean performance."

The Cowgirls were only able to come up with three wins during the match with the Gauchos. The doubles team of Sarah Summerfield and Kim van Ginkel grabbed the first win for Wyoming, defeating Bryanna Ojeda and Asagi Onaga, 8-5.

In singles action, Alexandra Kovacs and Kim van Ginkel also picked up wins for the Cowgirls. Kovacs in the number three position defeated Annabel Gledden in a tough three set match, 5-7, 7-6 (2), 10-3. van Ginkel also had to comeback after falling in the first set, 6-7, to take the next two 6-3, 11-9, over Tova Hausman.

Cowgirl Tennis was defeated at the number one and three positions in doubles. At the number one position, Alexandra Kovacs and Simona Synkova lost to Natalia Lozano and Jordan Dockendorf, 8-1. Rebecca Berger and Paloma Navarro were defeated by Tova Hausman and Sofia Novak, 8-5.

Unfortunately, they would also lose four of six singles matches against the Gauchos. At the number one position, Summerfield was defeated by Lozano, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6, as did Synkova in two sets, 6-3, 6-2, to Novak. Berger was defeated by Dockendorf, 6-2, 6-4, while Ojeda defeated Nemcova, 6-3, 2-6, 10-8.

The Cowgirls will next host the Northern Colorado Bears, on Saturday, Feb. 27. The match is set to begin at 11 a.m.

UCSB 5, Wyoming 2Doubles1. Lazano- Dockendorf (UCSB) def Synkova-Kovacs (WY). 8-12. Summerfield-van Ginkel (WY) def Onaga-Ojedu (UCSB), 8-53. Hausman-Novak (UCSB) def Berger-Navarro (WY). 8-5

Singles1. Lozano (UCSB) def Summerfield (WY) 3-6, 7-5, 7-62. Novak (UCSB) def Synkova (WY) 6-3, 6-23. Kovacs (WY) def Gledden (UCSB) 5-7, 7-6 (2) 10-34. Dockendorf (UCSB) def Berger (WY) 6-2, 6-45. van Ginkel (WY) def Hausman (UCSB) 6-7, 6-3, 11-96. Ojeda (UCSB) def Nemcova (WY) 6-3, 2-6, 10-8