Wyoming Tennis Dominate on Final Day of Jon Messick Invite

The Wyoming tennis team had a dominate day to close out the Jon Messick Invite on Sunday afternoon. The Cowgirls played matches against the Colorado State Rams and the Iowa State Cyclones.

“I’m very proud of this team and their ability to continually get better daily,” head coach Dean Clower said. “We have a long way to go but I feel we have the athletes to get to be where we need to be. The players will get a much deserved day off tomorrow and be ready to get back to work on Tuesday. More importantly, we are playing doubles the right way and with the progress of that will be a major part of our success.”

The Cowgirls got off to a great start by winning all three doubles matches. Sophomores Elisa Koonik and Tessa Van Der Ploeg beat the team of Maty Cancini and Annabella Bonadonna, 6-2 followed by senior Dorottya Jonas and freshman Imogen Clews with a 6-2 victory against Regina Espindola and Claudia Toledo. Senior Miranda Talbert and freshman Ana Tkachenko defeated Erin Freeman and Liera Bender, 7-5.

The momentum carried over in singles play as well with six wins by Wyoming. Jonas needed three sets, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, against Emily Kolbow while van Der Ploeg defeated Alyssa Grijalva, 6-4, 7-6 (5). Tkachenko won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, for her win over Riley Reeves. Koonik beat Celine Voss, 6-2, 6-3 followed by Talbert over Solene Crawley, 7-5, 6-1. Clews closed out the perfect day for the Cowgirls with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Madison Porter.   
Wyoming will return to action at the Red and Blue Challenge on Nov. 4 in Dallas, Texas.