Sept. 17, 2010
PROVO, Utah -
The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team continued play at the BYU Invite, on Friday, in Provo.
In the Women's A singles play, freshman Veronica Popovici was the highlight for the Cowgirls. She won both of her matches to reach the finals tomorrow. She went three sets, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, over Megan Price of BYU and followed that up with a 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 victory against Jaci West of Utah State. She will play Callie Craig of BYU. Alexandra Kovacs played her way into the semifinals with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Elle Carney (BYU). Unfortunately, she came up short with a straight set loss, 6-2, 6-4, to Callie Craig (BYU) in her next match.
In the consolation backdraw, Simona Synkova played her in way into the semifinals with two wins. She defeated Brittny Moore, 6-1, 6-1, and Kassia Adamson, 6-1, 6-0, both of Weber State. Synkova will now play Hailey Swenson of Utah State tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Senior Carly Van Hollen won her first match of the day in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, over Brianna Harris of Utah State. She would fall to Veronika Wojakowska of Colorado State, 7-6 (2), 6-0, to end her play in singles.
In doubles play, both teams had a tough go in the quarterfinals. The team of Sasa Nemcova and Veronica Popovici lost to Callie Craig and Megan Price of BYU, 8-3, while Synkova and Van Hollen had a tough one with Julie Tukuafu and Kristina Voytsekhovish, 8-6.
Popovici and Synkova will wrap up play for the Cowgirls at the tournament tomorrow.