April 25, 2012
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
For the second time in less than a week, the Wyoming tennis team will face the Air Force Academy Falcons in the quarterfinal round of the 2012 Mountain West Tennis Championships, on Thursday, April 26. The match is set for 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time at the Aztec Tennis Center in San Diego. The Cowgirls enter the week as the fourth seed while the Falcons are the fifth seed in the tournament.
Wyoming brings in a 13-8 season record and finished with a 5-2 mark in Mountain West action. They are led by junior Simona Synkova with a team high 20-13 overall record and a 5-2 mark in league action at the number two spot. Veronica Popovici has a 19-13 mark followed by Jessica Parizher at 20-14 overall and 5-2 in MW play. Popovici and Synkova are 11-8 in doubles action this spring and 4-3 in league matches, while being ranked 51st in the latest ITA rankings. Parizher and Silviya Zhelyazkova are 9-8 in dual action along with Alexandra Kovacs and Sasa Nemcova with a 10-6 record.
The Falcons enter the championships with a record of 17-7 overall and 3-4 in conference play this year. Wyoming holds the all-time series record 14-6. The last time the two teams met was April 21, 2012 as the Cowgirls defeated the Falcons, 5-2, in Colorado Springs.
2012 MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRINGS
Thursday, April 26
11 a.m. MT Quarterfinal Match #1 No. 4 Wyoming vs. No. 5 Air Force
3 p.m. MT Quarterfinal Match #2 No. 2 UNLV vs. No. 7 Colorado State
3 p.m. MT Quarterfinal Match #3 No. 3 San Diego State vs. No. 6 New Mexico
Saturday, April 28
3 p.m. MT Semifinal Match #1 No. 1 TCU vs. Wyo/AFA Winner
3 p.m. MT Semifinal Match #2 UNLV/CSU Winner vs. SDSU/UNM Winner
Sunday, April 29
3 p.m. MT Championship Match