Cowgirl Doubles Team Ends Play At ITA All-American Championships

Oct. 8, 2010

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -

The Wyoming Cowgirl doubles team of Simona Synkova and Kim van Ginkel concluded play at this year's ITA All-American Championships, on Friday, at the Riviera Tennis Club.

The 32nd ranked team of Synkova and van Ginkel fell to the fifth ranked Josipa Bek and Keri Wong of Clemson, by an 8-4 score. The Cowgirls were up 4-3 and had a chance to earn a break to put them up 5-3, but Clemson played tough and would win the game to tie it up at four all.

"We had a great start and got an early break but we couldn't hold on to the lead," said UW head coach Kati Gyulai. "We kept executing well but Clemson stayed tough and didn't give us anything. We are happy to see where we are at this point in the fall season."

This top hard court event of the fall collegiate season features the top players in Division I. The tournament includes six rounds of prequalifying and qualifying matches which began on Saturday, October 2, 2010. The Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships are hosted by the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. for the 26th consecutive year.

The Cowgirl tennis team will be back in action beginning next Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Mountain Regional Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev.