Wyoming Tennis Begins Play at Hurricane Invite

TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 20, 2017) – It was a tough outing on Friday for the Wyoming tennis team as it opened up play at the Hurricane Invite.

Only two Cowgirls came out on top with victories on the day. Sophomore Tessa Van Der Ploeg dropped the opening frame 6-4, against Arisha Ladhani, but responded by winning the next two sets, 6-3, 6-4, to earn the match. Freshman Ana Tkachenko won in straight sets over Sonja Radosevic, 7-5, 6-3.

Junior Magdalena Stencel lost her opening match, 6-3, 6-2, against Bianca Mok, while senior Dorottya Jonas fell to Julia O’Loughlin, 6-2, 6-1. At the number three spot, freshman Milka Genkova was defeated by Maureen Slattery, 6-2, 6-1 followed by Elisa Koonik losing to Gracia Mboko, 6-1, 6-3.

All three doubles teams came up short in its matches. Koonik and van Der Ploeg played a tough match against the 13th ranked team of Slatter and O’Loughlin of Denver, falling 7-6. The team of Jonas and Tkachenko lost to Morgan Barnhill and Mok, 7-6, while Imogen Clews and Genkova dropped the match, 6-3, to Mboko and Radosevic. .

The Cowgirls return to action in both singles and doubles play tomorrow beginning at 12 p.m. MT.