Wyoming Tennis Begins Road Trip With 7-0 Sweep of Montana State

March 14, 2012

HONOLULU, Hawaii -

The 59th ranked Wyoming Tennis team started their three match road trip with a 7-0 sweep over the Montana State Bobcats. The Cowgirls are now 8-4 on the season in dual action.

"This was a good start to the week," said interim head coach Dean Clower. "We jumped out to a strong lead and put the match away early. It's also nice that we continue to move up in the rankings and being 59th is another milestone for this program. We will continue to strive for our goals closing out the preseason and are eager to begin conference play."

The Cowgirls jumped out quickly by winning the first point of the day sweeping all three doubles matches. The number one team of Simona Synkova and Veronica Popovici defeated Charlotta Hjalmarsson and Paulina Lopez, 8-1. Alexandra Kovacs and Sasa Nemcova earned an 8-4 win against Gabi Villegas and Andrea De La Torre followed by Alma Espinosa and Christa Gecheva beating Ellie Crum and Wena Tsan, 8-3.

Wyoming continued to dominate as they won all six matches in singles action. Popovici got things going with a win over Hjalmarsson, 6-3, 6-3. Kovacs defeated Tsan in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1, as did Synkova against Lopez, 6-3, 6-1. At the number four position, Nemcova took a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Crum. The Cowgirls would complete the day with wins at the five and six spots. Jessica Parizher won her 15th match of the year with a 6-1, 6-4 win over De La Torre, while Gecheva defeated Liana Bates, 6-4, 6-1.

The Cowgirls will continue play tomorrow against the 19th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The match is set for 3:00 p.m. MT in Honolulu.

#59 Wyoming 7, Montana State 0

Doubles
1. Simona Synkova/Veronica Popovici (UW) def. Charlotta Hjalmarsson/Paulina Lopez (MSU), 8-1
2. Sasa Nemcova/Alexandra Kovacs (UW) def. Gabi Villegas/Andrea De La Torre (MSU), 8-4
3. Alma Espinosa/Christa Gecheva (UW) de. Ellie Crum/Wena Tsan (MSU), 8-3

Singles
1. Veronica Popovici (UW) def. Charlotta Hjalmarsson (MSU), 6-3, 6-3
2. Alexandra Kovacs (UW) def. Wena Tsan (MSU), 6-0, 6-1
3. Simona Synkova (UW) def. Paulina Lopez (MSU), 6-3, 6-1
4. Sasa Nemcova (UW) def. Ellie Crum (MSU), 6-4, 6-2
5. Jessica Parizher (UW) def. Andrea De La Torre (MSU), 6-1, 6-4
6. Christa Gecheva (UW) def. Liana Bates (MSU), 6-4, 6-1

Exhibition Matches
Silviya Zhelyazkova (UW) def. Gabi Villegas (MSU), 6-0, 6-0
Alma Espinosa (UW) def. Lucy Fairbotham (MSU), 6-0, 6-1