Wyoming Tennis Brings Home One Singles Title At Air Force Invitational

Oct. 7, 2012


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One Cowgirl came home with a title as the Wyoming tennis team wrapped up play at the Air Force Invitational on Sunday.

"We had some high notes and low notes on the day," said head coach Dean Clower. "I was happy we put ourselves in a position to win several matches in which we came through on some and fell short on others. Alma and Christa really took strides forward this weekend and congratulations to Alma for winning her draw."

Alma Espinosa needed three sets as she defeated Charlotte Koning of Washington State, 6-1, 1-6, 10-8. She went 3-0 over the weekend. Her teammate Christa Gecheva advanced to the final match on Sunday but fell to Sandra Dynka of Texas Tech, 6-2, 6-4. Sophomore Jessica Parizher fell in the semifinals to Elizaveta Luzina of Washington State in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, but came back with a 5-7, 6-4, 10-3 win in the third place match over Daphne Friedrichs of Eastern Michigan.

In back draw play, three Cowgirls competed on the day. Senior Alexandra Kovacs finished with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Steffi Rath of Denver, while Silviya Zhelyazkova beat Jenny Blackburne of South Dakota State, 7-5, 6-3, and Mazy Watrous of Colorado, 6-4, 6-3, to complete her weekend. The final Cowgirl to compete on the day was Sasa Nemcova who lost to Julyette Steur of Colorado, 6-1, 6-7, 12-14.

Wyoming will return to action beginning Wednesday, October 10, at the ITA Mountain Regional Tournament.