Oct. 15, 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl Tennis team moved into the second day of action at the 2009 Wilson ITA Mountain Region Tournament, on Thursday, in Las Vegas, Nev. Six of the seven Wyoming singles players and all three Cowgirl doubles teams took the court.
"We are excited about all three of our doubles teams," said UW head coach Kati Gyulai. "We will face some tough competition in each of those matches tomorrow."
All three doubles team had a highly successful day as they each moved into the round of 16 tomorrow. Sasa Nemcova and Kim van Ginkel earned an 8-3 victory over Tiffany and Tabatha Knop. They will play the top seeded team of Jones and Price (BYU) tomorrow. Sarah Summerfield and Carly Van Hollen earned a tough 9-7 win over DeVrye and Ogata of Nevada, while Rebecca Berger and Alexandra Kovacs defeated Mulhern and Wojakowska (CSU), 8-2. Each of the teams will play Friday at 9 a.m. MT.
In singles play, senior Sarah Summerfield moved on in the draw as she defeated Rumy Terzieva of UNLV, 6-4, 6-2, but fell in two sets, 6-0, 6-4, to the sixth seed Anastasia Putilina of Utah. Rebecca Berger lost to Camila Belassi of Colorado, 7-5, 6-2, in her only match of the day. Berger will play in the third round while Summerfield will get a fourth round match in the back draw.
In other consolation action, Alexandra Kovacs and Kim van Ginkel each went 2-0 on the day. Kovacs defeated Aodhmait Lombard of Nevada, 6-3, 1-6, 6-0, and Andrea Maughan of Utah, 6-7, 6-2, 7-6, while van Ginkel defeated Mailia Wahinepio (NAU), 6-3, 6-2 and Hannah Dake (AFA), 6-4, 6-2. Carly Van Hollen closed out her tournament with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over teammate Paloma Navorro, but suffered a 6-4, 6-3 loss, against Christin Molina of Air Force.
Day three of singles and doubles play will continue tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 16 in Las Vegas.