April 7, 2012
In their first of two home matches, the 59th ranked Wyoming Tennis team (10-8 overall, 2-2 MW) fell 5-2 against the 41st ranked and league leading TCU Frogs, on Saturday morning, in Laramie.
"TCU is a tough team," said interim head coach Dean Clower. "It was a tight match and could have gone either way. I'm proud of their effort today. We need to regroup and get ready for New Mexico tomorrow."
It was a tough start on the day as TCU took two of three matches in doubles action to earn the first point. The number two team of Alexandra Kovacs and Sasa Nemcova defeated Kelsey Sundaram and Gabi Barbosa, 8-4, for the only win on the UW side. The number one team of Veronica Popovici and Simona Synkova fell to the 79th ranked Millie Nichols and Olivia Smith. The other team in action Silviya Zhelyazkova and Jessica Parizher lost to Gaby Mastromarino and Simona Parajova, 8-3.
Wyoming would come away with victories in two matches in single action which wasn't enough to make a comeback. Simona Synkova earned the first point for Wyoming with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, win over Simona Parajova. Sasa Nemcova was the other Cowgirls to win with a straight set victory, 6-4, 7-5, over Federica Denti. The Frogs won matches at the number one, three, five and six positions. 67th ranked Stefanie Tan defeated Popovici in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, followed by Smith over Kovacs, 6-2, 6-1. Nichols defeated Parizher, 6-3, 6-2, which was closed out by Mastromarino over Zhelyzkova, 6-4, 6-1.
The Cowgirls will be back in action tomorrow as they close out their home schedule against the New Mexico Lobos. The match is set to begin at 10:00 a.m.
#41 TCU 5, #59 Wyoming 2
1. #79 Millie Nichols/Olivia Smith (TCU) def. #45 Veronica Popovici/Simona Synkova (WY), 8-4
2. Alexandra Kovacs/Sasa Nemcova (WY) def. Kelsey Sundaram/Gabi Barbosa (TCU), 8-4
3. Gaby Mastromarino/Simona Parajova (TCU) def. Silviya Zhelyazkova/Jessica Parizher (WY), 8-3
1. #67 Stefanie Tan (TCU) def. Veronica Popovici (WY), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
2. Simona Synkova (WY) def. Simona Parajova (TCU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
3. Olivia Smith def. Alexandra Kovacs (WY), 6-2, 6-1
4. Sasa Nemcova (WY) def. Federica Denti (TCU), 6-4, 7-5
5. Millie Nichols (TCU) def. Jessica Parizher (WY), 6-3, 6-2
6. Gaby Mastromarino (TCU) def. Silviya Zhelyazkova (WY), 6-4, 6-1