Wyoming Tennis Earns 5-2 Win over Titans

March 19, 2015


The Wyoming women's tennis team won its second-straight match with a 5-2 victory over the Cal State Fullerton Titans on Thursday afternoon. The Cowgirls are now 7-5 overall on the season.

The Cowgirls jumped out early to a 1-0 lead by sweeping all three doubles matches. At the number two position, Alma Espinosa and Christa Gecheva defeated Camille De Leon and Megan Sandford, 6-1, followed by Magdalena Stencel and Jessica Parizher beating Danielle Pham and Alexis Valenzuela, 6-2. Dorottya Jonas and Silviya Zhelyazkova closed it out with a 6-3 win over Emillia Borkowski and Kalika Slevcove.

"The team played some of the best doubles we have in a long time," head coach Dean Clower said. "I'm proud of how we came out and took control early in the match."

In singles action, Wyoming took four out of six matches to come away with the decisive victory. Stencel earned a straight set win, 7-6, 6-4, over Valenzuela while Jonas lost only two games, 6-2, 6-0 against Sandford. At the number five spot Zhelyazkova beat Borkowski, 7-5, 6-4 followed by Gecheva with a two set win, 6-0, 6-2, over Michelle Erasmus.

"Singles wise we were just as good. We had everyone in the line-up play a role. We've been talking lately about playing team tennis and we did that today. Overall, this was one of the best performances we have had as a team all year."

Wyoming will return to action tomorrow against Cal State Northridge. The match is set for 3:00 p.m. MT.

Wyoming 5 Cal State Fullerton 2

1. Magdalena Stencel (WY) def. Alexis Valenzuela (CSF), 7-6, 6-4
2. Camille De Leon (CSF) def. Nastya Tokareva (WY), 6-2, 3-6, 7-6
3. Dorottya Jonas (WY) def. Megan Sandford (CSF), 6-2, 6-0
4. Danielle Pham (CSF) def. Jessica Parizher (WY), 6-4, 6-2
5. Silviya Zhelyazkova (WY) def. Emilia Borkowski (CSF), 7-5, 6-4
6. Christa Gecheva (WY) def. Michelle Erasmus (CSF), 6-0, 6-2

1. Alma Espinosa/Gecheva (WY) def. De Leon/Sandford (CSF), 6-1
2. Stencel/Parizher (WY) def. Pham/Valenzuela (CSF), 6-2
3. Jonas/Zheylazkova (WY) def. Borkowski/Slevcove (CSF), 6-3