LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming tennis team will kick-off the 2015 Mountain West season on the road this week. The Cowgirls are set to face the Utah State Aggies on Friday followed by the Boise State Broncos on Sunday. The first match is set for 11 a.m. MT in Logan followed by a 10 a.m. MT start time in Boise.
"I think the team has been ready for conference play for a while," head coach Dean Clower said. "We need to continue doing how we've been playing throughout the conference season to be ready for the tournament. We feel our doubles is getting stronger along with singles and we look forward to the upcoming opportunities. At this point the league is wide-open which means every match will be a battle."
The Cowgirls enter the weekend with an 8-5 record overall and are currently on a three-match winning streak. Redshirt freshman Magdalena Stencel has a 15-10 mark overall and an 8-5 record this spring, while recently earning Mountain West Player of the Week honors. Sophomore Dorottya Jonas brings in a 16-13 singles mark followed by seniors Silviya Zhelyazkova and Christa Gecheva are 15-12 and 14-11 respectively. In doubles action, senior Jessica Parizher and Stencel are 5-5 this spring while senior Alma Espinosa and Gecheva also hold a 6-3 record.
The Aggies are 10-6 overall this spring with this being their conference opener as well. Last time out, Utah State lost to rival Utah, 6-1. This will be the fourth meeting between the two schools. Wyoming leads the series 3-0. The last time the two met was April 13, 2014 with the Cowgirls coming out on top with a 5-2 victory in Laramie. Utah State is coached by Sean McInerney who is in his second season with the program.
Boise State enters Sunday's contest with a 6-9 record overall and 0-1 in MW play. They will face Colorado State on Friday prior to taking on the Cowgirls. This will be the seventh meeting between the two schools, which is all even at three matches a piece. The last time the two met was April 11, 2014 with the Cowgirls coming away with a 5-2 victory. Boise State is coached by Beck Roghaar who is in his fifth season with the program.