LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 5, 2017) – The Cowgirl tennis team (4-2 overall) closed out the weekend with a 7-0 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks (1-4 overall) on Sunday morning.
“I feel we are growing as a team,” head coach Dean Clower said. “We rebounded well after a tough match yesterday and played very structured and tough tennis. The ladies will get a well-deserved day off tomorrow before we set our sights on Montana State.”
Wyoming jumped out to a 1-0 early lead by taking all three doubles matches. The duo of Elisa Koonik and Tessa Van Der Ploeg defeated Preethi Kasilingam and Faith Lee, 6-0, followed by a 6-3 victory by Dorottya Jonas and Ana Tkachenko over Ella Hassall and Sophie Allen-Fisher. At the number three spot, Imogen Clews and Milka Genkova earned a 6-2 win against Mimi Yunker and Alex Revenig.
Momentum carried over to singles play with the Cowgirls winning all six matches. Tkachenko dropped just one game in her 6-1, 6-0 victory over Revenig, while Koonik defeated Lee, 6-0, 6-2. At the number one spot, Jonas won easily, 6-0, 6-4, over Hassall followed by van Der Ploeg with a 6-2, 6-1 win against Yunker. Genkova won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3, over Kasilingam while Clews closed it out with a 6-2, 6-1 victory against Alysse Nakasato.
Wyoming will host its first match of the spring on Saturday. The Cowgirls will welcome the Montana State Bobcats beginning at 1 p.m. MT at the UW Indoor Tennis Complex.
Wyoming 7 North Dakota 0
1. Elisa Koonik/Tessa van Der Ploeg (WY) def. Preethi Kasilingam/Faith Lee (UND), 6-0
2. Dorottya Jonas/Ana Tkachenko (WY) def. Ella Hassall/Sophie Allen-Fisher (UND), 6-3
3. Imogen Clews/Milka Genkova (WY) def. Mimi Yunker/Alex Revenig (UND), 6-2
1. Dorottya Jonas (WY) def. Ella Hassall (UND), 6-0, 6-4
2. Tessa van Der Ploeg (WY) def. Mimi Yunker (UND), 6-2, 6-1
3. Milka Genkova (WY) def. Preethi Kasilingam (UND), 7-5, 6-3
4. Elisa Koonik (WY) def. Faith Lee (UND), 6-0, 6-2
5. Ana Tkachenko (WY) def. Alex Revenig (UND), 6-1, 6-0
6. Imogen Clews (WY) def. Alysse Nakasato (UND), 6-2, 6-1