Cowgirl Tennis Closes Out Mountain West Play against Colorado State

April 16, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming tennis team wraps up Mountain West action on Saturday as it hosts the Colorado State Rams. The match is set to begin at 4 p.m. MT at the UW Indoor Tennis Courts. It will be the final home match for seniors Alma Espinosa, Christa Gecheva, Jessica Parizher and Silviya Zhelyazkova.

"The team has really come together and have been playing UW tennis for the past six weeks," head coach Dean Clower said. "There hasn't been one match won or lost that we haven't played our style of tennis and I am very proud of them for that. Although Jess and Silviya are the captains really all four of our seniors have been leaders in some way or fashion all year. I am very proud them and consider them all family and Cowgirls for life. They each bring many things to the team from toughness, kindness, loyalty, commitment, and accountability among other things. Personally I will be forever loyal to these four young women for what they have done not only for the team but myself and my family also. When I took over four years ago they were the first to buy into the program along with the upperclassmen at the time. We would not be where we are today without them. I am truly the luckiest coach in the world to have them be a part of our program."

The Cowgirls enter the weekend with a 12-5 record overall, 4-0 in league player and are currently on a seven-match winning streak. Redshirt freshman Magdalena Stencel has a 17-12 mark overall and a 10-7 record this spring. Sophomore Dorottya Jonas brings in a 19-14 singles mark followed by seniors Silviya Zhelyazkova and Christa Gecheva are 18-13 and 17-12 respectively. In doubles action, senior Jessica Parizher and Stencel are 7-6 this spring, seniors Alma Espinosa and Gecheva also hold an 8-4 record followed by Jonas and Zhelyazkova with a 13-4 record.

The Rams are currently 7-10 overall and 1-4 in Mountain West action. They will face Northern Colorado on Friday prior to taking on the Cowgirls. This will be the 23rd meeting between the two schools. CSU holds a 14-8 lead in the series, but the Cowgirls have won the last five in a row. The last time the two met was April 19, 2014 with the Cowgirls coming away with a 7-0 victory. Colorado State is coached by Jon Messick.