April 27, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming women's tennis team will face the TCU Frogs in the opening round of the 2010 Mountain West Conference Tennis Tournament. They will play Thursday, April 29, at 3 p.m. Mountain Time in Las Vegas. The Cowgirls enter the week as the third seed while the Frogs are the sixth seed in the tournament.
"We lost a very close 4-3 match against TCU during the regular season," said UW head coach Kati Gyulai. "They are the defending MWC champions, and the pressure is on them to defend that title. We have nothing to lose, and will come out swinging away, going for broke on every shot."
The Cowgirls enter this week's competition with an overall record of 14-7 overall and 5-3 in conference play to finish in a tie for third. The 14 wins are the most in school history, along with the five conference victories. Their third seed is also the highest finish ever for a Cowgirl tennis team.
Wyoming is currently led by junior Kim van Ginkel who is 27-8 overall while finishing 6-2 in MWC play. She is followed closely by Sarah Summerfield who is 22-12 overall along with Sasa Nemcova with a 22-11 mark. Junior Rebecca Berger has posted a 21-13 record while Alexandra Kovacs and Simona Synkova round things out with 21-14 and 14-6 records respectively.
TCU enters the week with a 7-16 record overall, while they finished 4-4 in the MWC and are the sixth seed. They return six letterwinners to a team that went 17-11 overall and first in the MWC a year ago. This is the ninth meeting between the two schools. TCU leads the series 8-0. The last time the two teams met was April 3, 2010 as the Frogs earned a 4-3 victory over Wyoming in Ft. Worth. TCU is coached by Jefferson Hammond who is in his fourth season with the program.