April 2, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas -
The Wyoming Cowgirl Tennis Team (9-4 overall, 1-0 in Mountain West Conference) opened up the 2010 MWC season with a 7-0 sweep of the New Mexico Lobos (2-13 overall, 0-2 MWC), on Friday afternoon, in Ft. Worth. It's the first time in school history that the Cowgirls have defeated the Lobos.
"This was a good win for us and a great way to start conference play," said UW head coach Kati Gyulai. "This should give us some momentum going into tomorrow's match against TCU. "
The Cowgirls started off the match on a high note by winning all three double matches to go ahead 1-0. Sarah Summerfield and Carly Van Hollen picked up an 8-2 win over Elaine Bourdages and Laura Richardson at the number three position. Simona Synkova and Kim van Ginkel earned an easy 8-2 win against Ashley Bonner and Anya Villanueva, while the number two team of Rebecca Berger and Alexandra Kovacs would defeat Michaela Oldani and Amy Shipperd, 8-4, to help Wyoming earn the point.
Wyoming would sweep all six singles matches to complete their victory. Cowgirl van Ginkel would get things going as she recorded a 6-0, 6-0 win over Michaela Oldani, while at the number one position Kovacs also earned a straight set win, 6-2, 6-1, over Anya Villanueva. Berger had a solid showing as she defeated Laura Richardson, 6-0, 6-2. Senior Sarah Summerfield would seal the Cowgirl win as she won 6-1, 6-1 over Ashley Bonner. Synkova won in straight sets against Eggleston, 6-3, 6-2, as did Nemcova, 6-3, 7-5, over Manumea Durie at the sixth position.
The Cowgirls continue conference play tomorrow against the TCU Frogs. The match is set for 9 a.m. MT.
Doubles (Order of Finish 3-1-2)No. 1 Synkova-van Ginkel (WY) def. Bonner/Villanueva (UNM), 8-2No. 2 Kovacs-Berger (WY) def. Oldani/Shipperd (UNM), 8-4No. 3 Van Hollen-Summerfield (WY) Bourdages/Richardson (UNM), 8-2
Singles (Order of finish 5-1-4-2-3-6)No. 1 Alexandra Kovacs (WY) def. Anya Villanueva (UNM), 6-2, 6-1No. 2 Sarah Summerfield (WY) def. Ashley Bonner (UNM), 6-1, 6-1No. 3 Simona Synkova (WY) def. Kristen Eggleston (UNM), 6-3, 6-2No. 4 Rebecca Berger (WY) def. Laura Richardson (UNM), 6-0, 6-2No. 5 Kim van Ginkel (WY) def. Michaela Oldani (UNM), 6-0, 6-0No. 6 Sasa Nemcova (WY) def. Manumea Durie (UNM), 6-3, 7-5