April 26, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
For the first time in her career, Wyoming Cowgirl tennis player Kim van Ginkel has earned Mountain West Conference Player of the Week honors.
van Ginkel, who hails from Barneveld, Netherlands, went a combined 3-1 over the weekend to help Wyoming to a 2-0 record against Colorado State (W, 6-1) and Air Force (W, 5-2).
Against the Rams, the junior bounced back from an 8-3 loss at the top of the doubles lineup, alongside freshman Simona Synkova to CSU's tandem of Laura Neal/Caitlin Fluegge (8-3), by defeating Lauren Mulhern (6-0, 6-1) in straight sets at No. 5 singles.
On Saturday against the Falcons, she notched a three-set win over Christine Molina (6-2, 4-6, 6-3) at the No. 4 singles spot, after teaming with Synkova to down the tandem of Christen Monreal/Hannah Dake (8-6) at the No. 1 doubles position.
van Ginkel is currently 27-8 overall in singles and 17-14 in doubles play.
The Cowgirls are currently 14-7 overall and 5-3 in MWC play. They will return to action on Thursday, April 29, against the TCU Frogs in the opening round of the MWC Tournament.