"Dorottya continues to improve in all aspects of the game," head coach Dean Clower said. "She deserves to be in the round of 16 and will go further into the week if she her play continues the way it is. Jessica and Christa are also playing at a high level of doubles and are a pleasure to coach and watch. It has been a good week so far working on and improving a lot of things."
One doubles team moved forward while one was eliminated in doubles action. The team of Gecheva and Parizher gritted out a tough 8-7 battle against Megan LaLone and Teal Vosburgh of Boise State. Their next opponent will be Julyette Steur and Kyra Wojcki of Colorado. Jonas and Magdalena Stencel fell against Nini Guensler and Lexi Turley of Utah State, 8-5.
In singles play, four Cowgirls saw the court in both the main draw and consolation action. Jonas went 2-0 on the day beginning with a three set victory, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3, over Duda Santos of UTEP. She would follow that up with a straight set, 7-6, 6-1, win over Savannah Ware of BYU. Her next opponent will be Alexandra Aiello of Colorado. Junior Nastya Tokareva won her opening match, 7-5, 7-6 (4) over Meredith Hopson of New Mexico, but lost in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, against Meghan Sheehan-Dizon. The final player in the main draw was Gecheva who fell in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, against Morgan Anderson-Littlewood of BYU.
Senior Silviya Zhelyazkova advanced in the consolation singles with a 6-4, 5-7, 10-7 win over Wanda Holopainen of Montana State. She will face Courtney Schulte of Northern Colorado tomorrow. Freshman Cecilia Mercier received a bye and will take on Marie-Pier Thiffault of New Mexico State.
The round of 16 and quarterfinals in doubles plus the round of 16 in singles are both scheduled for tomorrow.