April 11, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Cowgirl tennis team played their first of two matches this weekend and earned a 5-2 win over the Boise State Broncos, on Friday afternoon. UW is now 8-7 overall and 2-1 in conference play, while the Broncos drop to 12-9 overall and 3-3 in MW action.
"We are extremely proud of the players for their discipline and fight during this match," said head coach Dean Clower. "We have been working very hard on the small aspects of the game and they put it all together today. We want to say a huge thank you to all the fans and the Cowboy swimming and diving team for their support. It's awesome we have such a great environment to compete in.'
In doubles play, the Cowgirls took the lead early with wins at the second and third positions. Christa Gecheva and Alma Espinosa battled their way back after falling behind 4-3 to win the match 8-7 (7-2) over Anissa Bryant-Swift and Teal Vosburgh. Dorottya Jonas and Veronica Popovici fell short 8-6 against Megan La Lone and Sandy Vo, but Alena Vasileva and Silviya Zhelyazkova helped UW earn the point with an 8-5 win against Morgan Basil and Sammie Watson.
Wyoming carried that momentum over to singles action by taking four of six matches. Jonas would lose the first set 6-0, but rallied back with a 7-6, 6-2 win over Bryant-Swift. Zhelyazkova swept Vosburgh, 6-0, 6-1, followed by Vasileva beating Basil, 6-3, 6-1. Espinosa also needed three sets as she defeated Watson, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0. Boise State earned two points with wins at the number one and four spots.
The Cowgirls will play their final home match of the season against the Utah State Aggies, on Sunday, April 13. The match is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. at the UW Indoor Tennis Complex.
UW Indoor Tennis Complex
Wyoming 5 Boise State 2
1.Sandy Vo (BSU) def. Veronica Popovici (WY), 6-1, 6-4
2.Dorottya Jonas def. Anissa Bryant-Swift (BSU), 0-6, 7-6 (0), 6-2
3.Silviya Zhelyazkova (WY) def. Teal Vosburgh (BSU), 6-0, 6-1
4.Megan La Lone (BSU) def. Christa Gecheva (WY), 6-3, 6-2
5.Alena Vasileva (WY) def. Morgan Basil (BSU), 6-3, 6-1
6.Alma Espinosa (WY) def. Sammie Watson, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0
1.La Lone/Vo (BSU) def. Jonas/Popovici (WY), 8-6
2.Gecheva/Espinosa (WY) def. Bryant-Swift/Vosburgh (BSU), 8-7 (7-3)
3.Vasileva/Zhelyazkova (WY) def. Basil/Watson (BSU), 8-5