Cowgirl Tennis Hosts Denver and Metro State in First Home Matches

Feb. 11, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming tennis team will host two of its six home matches this upcoming weekend. The Cowgirls will welcome the Denver Pioneers, on Friday, and the Metro State Roadrunners, on Saturday. Both matches are set for 11 a.m. at the UW Indoor Tennis Complex. Promotions for this weekend include pizza and post-match autographs on Friday while free sunglasses will be handed out to fans on Saturday.

"Friday's match against Denver is the biggest match we have had at home since 2012 when we played TCU for first place," head coach Dean Clower said. "The team is ready and excited to play our first home match in front of the greatest fans in the country. I expect this be a battle to the end and we will be ready for it."

The Cowgirls enter the weekend with a 2-2 record overall with victories against Northern Colorado and Oral Roberts. Freshman Magdalena Stencel has a 9-7 mark overall and a 2-2 record this spring, while sophomore Dorottya Jonas brings in an 11-9 singles record. Seniors Silviya Zhelyazkova and Christa Gecheva are 9-9 and 7-10 respectively. In doubles action, senior Jessica Parizher and Stencel are 2-2 this spring while senior Alma Espinosa and Gecheva hold a 2-1 record.

The Pioneers enter the weekend with a 1-2 overall record while being ranked 64th in the latest Division I team rankings. This will be the 13th meeting between the two schools. Denver holds a 9-3 advantage in the series history. The last time the two met was March 1, 2013 with the Pioneers coming out on top with a 5-2 win over Wyoming. Denver is coached by Christian Thompson who is in her second season with the program.

Metro State currently has an overall record of 1-3. This will be only the third meeting between the two teams. Wyoming has won the previous two match-ups. The last time the two met was March 1, 2014 as the Cowgirls defeated the Roadrunners, 7-0. Metro State is coached by Daniel Hangstefer who is in his second season with the program.