LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming tennis team closed out the weekend with an impressive 6-1 victory over the Air Force Falcons on Saturday morning in Laramie. The Cowgirls are now 12-5 overall and 4-0 in the MW action while the Falcons move to 17-7 overall and 2-3 in league play.
"The ladies were extremely professional this weekend in everything we did," head coach Dean Clower said. "From the warm-ups to executing and believing in the process and what it takes to win. From the top of the line-up to the bottom we executed to perfection. The team needs a couple of days to recover and then we will get to work on a few things we can improve on. Thanks to the tremendous support from the Cowgirl fans. They truly make this the best place in the world to play and coach at."
Wyoming began the day with two victories in doubles action to go up 1-0. Magdalena Stencel and Jessica Parizher opened up the day with a 6-2 victory against Lily Forlini and Mary Meyers while Dorottya Jonas and Silviya Zhelyazkova earned a 6-3 win over Chloe Forlini and Jocelle Rudico. Seniors Alma Espinosa and Christa Gecheva were up 5-4 against Tracy Landram and Natasha Rizvi but didn't finish the match.
Nastya Tokareva dropped just one game in her straight set win, 6-1, 6-0 over Mary Meyers followed by Parizher with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Landram to extend the Cowgirl lead to 3-0. Air Force earned its first point of the day at the number one position as Rizvi defeated Stencel, 7-5, 6-3. Wyoming sealed the victory with Gecheva beating Lily Forlini, 6-2, 6-2 at the number five spot. The final two Cowgirls in action where Jonas and Zhelyazkova. Jonas needed three sets in her win over Chloe Forlini, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, while Zhelyazkova beat Rudico, 6-2, 6-2 to close out the day.
Wyoming will close out the regular season next Saturday as it hosts the Colorado State Rams. The match is set for 4 p.m. MT at the UW Indoor Tennis Courts.
Wyoming (12-5, 4-0 MW) vs. Air Force (17-7, 2-3 MW)April 11, 2015 | Laramie, Wyo. (UW Indoor Tennis Courts)
1. Christa Gecheva/Alma Espinosa (WY) vs. Tracy Landram/Natasha Rizvi (AF), 5-4 DNF
2. Jessica Parizher/Magdalena Stencel (WY) def. Lily Forlini/Mary Meyers (AF), 6-2
3. Dorottya Jonas/Silviya Zhelyazkova (WY) def. Chloe Forlini/Jocelle Rudico (AF), 6-3
Order of finish: 2, 3
1. Natasha Rizvi (AF) def. Magdalena Stencel (WY), 7-5, 6-3
2. Nastya Tokareva (WY) def. Mary Meyers (AF), 6-1, 6-0
3. Dorottya Jonas (WY) def. Chloe Forlini (AF), 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
4. Jessica Parizher (WY) def. Tracy Landram (AF), 6-3, 6-4
5. Christa Gecheva (WY) def. Lily Forlini (AF), 6-2, 6-2
6. Silviya Zhelyazkova (WY) def. Jocelle Rudico (AF), 6-2, 6-2
Order of finish: 2, 4, 1, 5, 3, 6