Oct. 14, 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -
All seven singles players and three doubles teams from the Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team began competition in the opening round at the 2009 Wilson ITA Mountain Region Tournament, on Wednesday, in Las Vegas, Nev.
"We are through into the next round in all three doubles teams," said UW head coach Kati Gyulai. "It was nice to see Sarah and Rebecca notch a spot in the third round in singles. Unfortunately, Alexandra and Kim had tough three set matches. We are looking to raise our level of play tomorrow and continue moving forward in the draw."
In singles action, two Cowgirls made their way into the third round. Senior Sarah Summerfield had a first round bye, and then went on to defeat Barbara Maciocha of Idaho in three sets, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3. She will take on Rumy Terzieva of UNLV tomorrow. Rebecca Berger earned an opening round victory over Amy Betis, 6-1, 6-4, while defeating Aubrey Paul of BYU, 6-1, 6-3, in her next match. She will face Camila Belassi of Colorado in the round of 32.
Sasa Nemcova and Paloma Navarro each defeated their opening round opponent, but fell in the next round. Navarro will face teammate Carly Van Hollen in the back draw tomorrow. Van Hollen lost to Kristina Voytsekhovish (Utah State), 7-6, 7-5. Alexandra Kovacs fell in three sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, but rebounded with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Aimee Oki of Northern Arizona in the back draw. She will play Aodhnait Lombard of Nevada. The final Cowgirl in action was Kim van Ginkel who was defeated 4-6, 7-5, 6-0 by Marlena Pietzuch (Boise State), but she also battled back with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Jenny Phillips (Utah State) in the back draw.
Two out of the three doubles teams took the court today led by Sarah Summerfield and Carly Van Hollen. They defeated Beneke and Moore of Weber State, 9-7. They will face DeVrye and Ogata of Nevada tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. MT. The team of Berger and Kovacs also won their opening match 8-1 over Bristol and Paul of BYU. They will face Mulhern and Wojakowska of Colorado State tomorrow as well. Nemcova and van Ginkel earned a bye in their opener and will play Tabatha and Tiffany Knop (UNC).
Singles and doubles play will continue tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 15, in Las Vegas.