Cowgirl Tennis Finishes Play at ITA Championships

Oct. 17, 2015


The Wyoming tennis team wrapped up play on Saturday with consolation singles action at the ITA Mountain Regional Championships in Las Vegas.

“We had a very up and down week,” UW head coach Dean Clower said. “We can’t pick and choose what days we show up to play. If we are going to be successful as a team we have to be consistent with our progress.”

On Friday play was pushed back due to weather in the Las Vegas. When play resumed, the Cowgirls had four players in singles action. Senior Nastya Tokareva won her match in straight sets, 6-1, 7-5, over Alice Patch of Utah State while sophomore Magdalena Stencel was also a winner over Margo Pletcher of Utah, 6-0, 7-5. Other players in action were Miranda Talbert who lost 6-2, 6-1 against Lea Krajcovicova and freshman Tessa van Der Ploeg was defeated by Celine Koets, 6-3, 6-2.

Play was concluded on Saturday with six players on the court. Tokareva needed three sets but defeated Emelia Box of Northern Arizona, 6-1, 7-6, 10-6. Stencel won, 6-2, 6-2, over Jeannez Daniels of Colorado. Freshman Elisa Koonik won her opening match of the day, 6-4, 6-3 over Laura Middel of Montana State but lost to Monika Magusiak of Nevada, 6-7, 6-4, 1-0.

Dorottya Jonas fell to Lexi Turley, 7-6, 6-2 followed by Talbert with a 6-1, 6-1 loss against Kyra Wojcik. Freshman Sanne Hoekstra closed it out with a two-set loss, 6-1, 7-6, against Shelby Cerkovnik.

Wyoming will close out the fall season on Nov. 6 at the Red and Blue Challenge in Dallas.