LONG BEACH, Calif. -
The Wyoming women’s tennis team’s (7-9 overall) closed out non-conference action on Thursday with a 7-0 loss against the Long Beach State 49ers.
In doubles play, Long Beach State won two out of three contests to go up 1-0 in the match. The duo of Elisa Koonik and Tessa van Der Ploeg came away with the only win for the Cowgirls with a 6-3 victory over Georgie Sanders and Ebba Unden. The 48th ranked team of Laura Eales and Hayley Thompson defeated Magdalena Stencel and Nastya Tokareva, 6-2, while Julie Gerard and Maeva Razakasoa clinched the point with a 6-4 win over Dorottya Jonas and Miranda Talbert.
The 49ers took all six singles matches on the way to the win. Razakasoa, who is 66th in the latest rankings, won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, followed by Unden over Stencel, 6-1, 2-6, 6-0. Gerard defeated Jonas, 6-4, 6-3, while Eales beat Koonik in three sets, 3-6, 7-5, 6-0. Thompson beat van Der Ploeg, 6-1, 6-3, and Ella Monsey closed it out with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win against Talbert.
Wyoming will begin the 2016 season on Friday, April 1 against the Air Force Falcons. The match is set for 10 a.m. MT in Colorado Springs.
Long Beach State 7, Wyoming 0
1. #66 Maeva Razakasoa (LBSU) def. Nastya Tokareva (WY) 6-2, 6-1
2. Ebba Unden (LBSU) def. Magdalena Stencel (WY) 6-1, 2-6, 6-0
3. Julie Gerard (LBSU) def. Dorottya Jonas (WY) 6-4, 6-3
4. Laura Eales (LBSU) def. Elisa Koonik (WY) 3-6, 7-5, 6-0
5. Hayley Thompson (LBSU) def. Tessa van Der Ploeg (WY) 6-1, 6-3
6. Ella Monsey (LBSU) def. Miranda Talbert (WY) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
1. #48 Laura Eales/Hayley Thompson (LBSU) def. Magdalena Stencel/Nastya Tokareva (WY) 6-2
2. Julie Gerard/Maeva Razakasoa (LBSU) def. Dorottya Jonas/Miranda Talbert (WY) 6-4
3. Elisa Koonik/Tessa van Der Ploeg (WY) def. Georgie Sanders/Ebba Unden (LBSU) 6-3
Long Beach State 8-4, 3-0 Big West