April 24, 2011
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Cowgirl Tennis team (13-8 overall, 3-5 in MWC) closed out the Mountain West Conference season with a 6-1 victory over the Air Force Academy Falcons (16-10 overall, 2-6 in MWC) on Sunday in Laramie.
In doubles action, Wyoming swept all three matches to take the first point of the day. Kim van Ginkel and Simona Synkova earned an 8-3 victory over Tahlia Smoke and Melissa Cecil. Rebecca Berger and Alexandra Kovacs defeated Christen Monreal and Anastasia Hueffner, 8-2. The Cowgirls wrapped up the point with Carly Van Hollen and Veronica Popovici claiming an 8-3 win over Hannah Dake and Sarah Cassman.
The Cowgirls would continue the momentum by winning five of six matches in singles play. Veronica Popovici defeated Christen Monreal, 6-1, 6-3, while Alexandra Kovacs won in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6, over Tahlia Smoke. At the number three spot Kim van Ginkel won her match over Sarah Cassman, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. Wyoming closed things out with Simona Synkova defeating Hannah Dake, 6-1, 6-2, and Rebecca Berger against Megumi Voight, 6-0, 6-0. Berger now becomes the all-time leader in wins with 68 in school history.
Wyoming 6, Air Force 1
1. van Ginkel-Synkova (WY) def. Smoke-Cecil (AFA) 8-3
2. Berger-Kovacs (WY) def. Monreal-Hueffner (AFA) 8-2
3. Van Hollen-Popovici (WY) def. Dake-Cassman (AFA) 8-3
1. Veronica Popovici (WY) def. Christen Monreal (AFA) 6-1, 6-3
2. Alexandra Kovacs (WY) def. Tahlia Smoke (AFA) 6-3, 7-6
3. Kim van Ginkel (WY) def. Sarah Cassman (AFA) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
4. Simona Synkova (WY) def. Hannah Dake (AFA) 6-1, 6-2
5. Anastasia Hueffner (AFA) def. Carly Van Hollen (WY) 1-6, 6-2, 10-4
6. Rebecca Berger (WY) def. Megumi Voight (AFA) 6-0, 6-0