DALLAS, Texas -
The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team closed out the 2015 fall season on Sunday at the Blue and Red Challenge in Dallas. The three-day event saw teams from Sam Houston State, Texas A&M, Tulsa, Wichita State and Wyoming visit the SMU Tennis Complex.
“This was a good weekend for Cowgirl tennis,” UW head coach Dean Clower said. “The players did what we asked and then some. If we continue on this path we will be right in the thick of things come March. A huge thanks to all the Cowgirl fans who made the trip down to Dallas and supported the team.”
It was a tough outing for the Cowgirls on Sunday with only one doubles team coming out with a victory. Magdalena Stencel and Nastya Tokareva earned a 6-2 victory over Anna Mamalat and Tutuja Bhosale. In other doubles action, Elisa Koonik and Tessa van Der Ploeg lost to Stefania Hristov and Ines Deheza and Miranda Talbert and Dorottya Jonas fell to Eva Paalma and Domenica Gonzalez.
Singles play also proved to be difficult for Wyoming as well with the opponent taking all seven matches. Stencel fell to Bhosale, 6-2, 7-6, followed by Tokareva with a 6-4, 6-0 loss against Gonzalez. Deheza needed three sets, 7-5, 1-6, 12-10, against Jonas followed by Paalma defeating Talbert, 6-0, 6-1. Koonig was beat by Mamalat, 6-1, 6-2 and van Der Ploeg fell short 6-1, 6-1 against Hristov. Sanne Hoekstra closed out the day with a 6-2, 6-0 loss to Abby Stevens.
Wyoming returns to action at the Hurricane Invite on January 8 in Tulsa, Okla.