Cowgirl Tennis Sweeps Eastern Washington 7-0

March 5, 2011


The Wyoming Cowgirl Tennis team (7-3 overall) won their second match in a row with a 7-0 victory over the Eastern Washington Eagles (5-8 overall) on Saturday afternoon in Laramie.

"We set the tone early in doubles," said Asst. Coach Dean Clower." We will have a solid week of practice before a tought spring break trip."

The Cowgirls swept all three doubles matches to earn the first point of the day. Simona Synkova and Kim van Ginkel defeated Nefeli Diamanti and Judy Liening, 8-4. At the number three position Carly Van Hollen and Veronica Popovici earned an 8-0 win over Rocio Norena and Chelsea Patton, while Rebecca Berger and Alexandra Kovacs won over Caitlin Bampton and Helon Ricks, 8-3.

In singles action, Wyoming would win all six matches as well. Sophomore Alexandra Kovacs won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, over Caitlin Bampton, as did Veronica Popovici against Judy Liening, 6-1, 6-2. At the number three position Simona Synkova defeated Ryann Warner, 6-3, 6-1, while Rebecca Berger earned a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Nefeli Diamanti. The Cowgirls closed it out with Sasa Nemcova winning over Chelsea Patton, 6-0, 6-1, and Carly Van Hollen against Helon Ricks, 6-1, 6-0.

Wyoming will return to action Tuesday, March 15, as they travel to the state of Florida. They will take on Massachusetts, on Tuesday, March 15, and Florida Atlantic, on Wednesday, March 16.

Wyoming 7, Eastern Washington 0

Doubles1. Synkova/van Ginkel (WY) def. Diamanti/Liening (EWU), 8-42. Kovacs/Berger (WY) def. Bamton/Ricks (EWU), 8-33. Van Hollen/Popovici (WY) def. Patton/Norena (EWU), 8-0

Singles1. Alexandra Kovacs (WY) def. Caitlin Bampton (EWU), 6-1, 6-42. Veronica Popovici (WY) def. Judy Liening (EWU), 6-1, 6-23. Simona Synkova (WY) def. Ryann Warner (EWU), 6-3, 6-14. Rebecca Berger (WY) def. Nefeli Diamanti (EWU), 6-2, 6-45. Sasa Nemcova (WY) def. Chelsea Patton (EWU), 6-0, 6-16. Carly Van Hollen (WY) def. Helon Ricks (EWU), 6-1, 6-0