Cowgirl Tennis Welcomes New Mexico and Air Force

April 8, 2015


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The Wyoming tennis team will look to remain perfect in Mountain West play as it resumes the season this weekend at home. The Cowgirls host the 54th ranked New Mexico Lobos on Friday followed by a date with the Air Force Falcons on Saturday. The first match is set for 3 p.m. and an 11 a.m. MT start the next day with both matches being played in the UW Indoor Tennis Court.

"We are excited to finally be home after a couple of long road trips," head coach Dean Clower said. "The ladies have been preparing for these last matches from the very first practice of the year. I think we have come a long way since day one in the fall and you can tell in the confidence of the team. I am very proud of who we have become this year and ready to lay it on the line the next three home matches."

The Cowgirls enter the weekend with a 10-5 record overall, 2-0 in league player and are currently on a five-match winning streak. Redshirt freshman Magdalena Stencel has a 16-11 mark overall and a 9-6 record this spring. Sophomore Dorottya Jonas brings in a 17-14 singles mark followed by seniors Silviya Zhelyazkova and Christa Gecheva are 16-13 and 16-11 respectively. In doubles action, senior Jessica Parizher and Stencel are 5-6 this spring while senior Alma Espinosa and Gecheva also hold a 8-3 record.

The Lobos are currently 12-7 overall and 3-0 in league play. Last time out, UNM defeated Boise State, 5-2 and are ranked 54th in the latest ITA Division I women's national rankings. This will be the 20th meeting between the two schools. New Mexico leads the series 15-4. The last time the two met was April 6, 2014 with the Cowgirls suffering a 5-2 loss in Albuquerque. The Lobos are coached by Erica Perkins Jasper who is in her third season with the program.

Air Force brings a 16-6 overall mark and a 1-2 record in league action. They will face Colorado State on Friday prior to taking on the Cowgirls. This will be the 24th meeting between the two schools with Wyoming holding a 17-6 lead in the series. The last time the two met was April 4, 2014 with the Cowgirls coming away with a 6-1 victory. Air Force is coached by Kim Gidley who is in her 17th season with the program.