Jonas and Stencel Win Singles Titles to Close out AFA Invite

Sept. 28, 2014 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

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Sophomore Dorottya Jonas and Magdalena Stencel each won their singles tournament draws as the Cowgirl tennis team wrapped up the weekend at the Air Force Fall Invite, on Sunday, in Colorado Springs.

"The team fought really hard this weekend, which gave us chances to win on every line," said head coach Dean Clower. "Congratulations to Dorottya and Magdalena in their hard fought championship victories. It was a good weekend overall for Cowgirl tennis but we still have a lot of work to do."

Stencel followed up her epic match from yesterday with a three-set victory, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, over Natalie Heffron of Colorado State. In the Bravo flight, Jonas also needed three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, to come away with the win over Julie Gauguery of Arkansas State.

Nastya Tokareva fell short in her title bid with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 loss against Christine Guerrazzi of Miami (OH). Senior Silviya Zhelyazkova came up short in three-sets, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, against Chloe Forlini of Air Force as did freshman Cecilia Mercier, 6-2, 6-4, against Ana Rajkovic of Miami (OH). The final Cowgirl in action was senior Christa Gecheva who fell to Lea Krajcovicova in two sets, 6-4, 6-2.

In doubles action, the Cowgirls finished 1-2 on the day to close out the tournament. Jonas and Mercier defeated Hoolahan and Walters-West of Northern Colorado, 8-3. The team of Gecheva and Stencel lost to Thurman and Shteyn of Miami (OH), 8-3, in the finals of the back draw, while Takerova and Zhelyazkova fell short, 8-7 (4), against Costa and Porter of Colorado State.

Wyoming will return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the ITA Mountain Regional Championships, in Albuquerque, N.M.