Wyoming Tennis Begins MW Play with 5-2 Win over Utah State

March 27, 2015

LOGAN, Utah -

The Wyoming women's tennis team earned its fourth straight victory and opened up Mountain West action with a 5-2 win over the Utah State Aggies on Friday afternoon. The Cowgirls are now 9-5 overall on the season and 1-0 in MW play while the Aggies fall to 10-7 overall and 0-1 in league action.

"We started off the conference season playing the way we needed to," head coach Dean Clower said. "We are pleased with how we came out in doubles and showed a lot of maturity in singles. The team will enjoy the victory today and then will set our focus on Boise State."

The Cowgirls jumped out early to a 1-0 lead by winning two out of three doubles matches. At the number three position, Dorottya Jonas and Silviya Zhelyazkova defeated Sabrina Demerath and Nini Guensler, 6-1 followed by a 6-3 victory by Alma Espinosa and Christa Gecheva over Lexi Turley and Meghan Lyall. Jessica Parizher and Magdalena Stencel lost 6-3 to McKenzie Davis and Maggie O'Meara.

Parizher defeated O'Meara, 6-3, 6-2, to begin singles action and put the Cowgirls up 2-0 in the match. Utah State earned its first and only points of the day as Davis beat Stencel in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, followed by Guensler over Nastya Tokareva, 6-4, 6-3, to even up the match at two all. Wyoming responded by winning the final four matches of the day. Gecheva needed three sets, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, to beat Lyall followed by Zhelayzkova with a 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 win over Demerath. Jonas capped off the match with a thrilling, 6-7, 7-5, 10-5 victory against Kallie Sperry at the number three spot.

Wyoming will wrap up the weekend against the Boise State Broncos on Sunday. The match is set for 10 a.m. MT in Boise.

Wyoming vs Utah State
Mar 27, 2015 at Logan, Utah
(USU Outdoor Courts)
Wyoming 5, Utah State 2

Singles competition
1. McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Magdalena Stencel (WY) 6-4, 6-3
2. Nini Guensler (USU) def. Nastya Tokareva (WY) 6-4, 6-3
3. Dorottya Jonas (WY) def. Kallie Sperry (USU) 6-7, 7-5, 10-5
4. Jessica Parizher (WY) def. Maggie O'Meara (USU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Silviya Zhelyazkova (WY) def. Sabrina Demerath (USU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
6. Christa Gecheva (WY) def. Meghan Lyall (USU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Alma Espinosa/Christa Gecheva (WY) def. Lexi Turley/Meghan Lyall (USU) 6-3
2. McKenzie Davis/Maggie O'Meara (USU) def. Jessica Parizher/Magdalena Stencel (WY) 6-3
3. Dorottya Jonas/Silviya Zhelyazkova (WY) def. Sabrina Demerath/Nini Guensler (USU) 6-1

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,1,2,6,5,3)