Women's Tennis



 Simona Synkova
Simona Synkova

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bratislava, Slovakia

Last College:
Bratislavaská College

Height:
5-7

Experience:
3L


04/20/2013

Wyoming Tennis Closes Out Weekend With 4-2 Win Over UNLV

Cowgirls finish Mountain West play 4-4 overall

04/19/2013

Cowgirl Tennis Falls 5-1 To 41st ranked Aztecs on Friday Afternoon

Wyoming closes out regular season against UNLV

04/14/2013

Cowgirl Tennis Sweeps New Mexico, 7-0, To Close Out Weekend

Wyoming earns third conference win

04/13/2013

Wyoming Tennis Suffers 4-3 Loss to Broncos on Saturday

Cowgirls drop to 8-10 overall and 2-3 in MW play

04/05/2013

Wyoming Tennis Comes Up Short 4-3 Against Nevada

Cowgirls drop to 8-9 overall and 2-2 in MW play

SENIOR (2012-13): An All-MW selection singles for the second year in a row and a four-time All-MW honoree in doubles action. Had a solid start to the fall as she went 7-2 overall which included a four match winning streak. She opened up the year by winning the BYU Invitational. She was selected to play in singles at the ITA All-American Tournament. Made it in to the round of 32 at the ITA Mountain Regional Tournament going 3-1 overall. She and doubles partner Veronica Popovici entered the fall ranked 21st in the Campbell's/ITA preseason rankings. They went 11-2 overall including winning their first six matches. They qualified for the Riviera/ITA All-American Tournament and went 2-1. Followed that up with a 5-1 record at the ITA Mountain Regional Tournament falling in the finals to Miles and Bekerova of Utah. She finished the year with a 15-15 record overall in singles while going 8-13 in the spring. Synkova recorded a 4-4 mark in league matches which helped her earn All-Conference honors. She and Popovici continued their solid doubles play. They went 14-6 overall in the spring and 25-8 overall for the year. Finished with a 6-1 in MW matches and won their last five matches in a row to close out the season. That record helped her take home MW doubles honors for the fourth time in her career, the only player in school history to achieve that honor. Moved her way up into the Cowgirl record book as she finished ranked first in doubles wins (83) and third in singles victories (72).

JUNIOR (2011-12): An All-Mountain West selection in singles, while being named to the All-Mountain West doubles team for the third time in her career. In singles play, she recorded an 8-4 overall record in the fall with a winning streak of four matches in a row. Made it to the round of 32 at the Mountain Regional Tournament with a 3-1 record. Finished with a solid 10-3 mark in doubles action. She and Veronica Popovici went 9-1 which included a 5-0 record at the ITA Mountain Regional Tournament. With that win, they participated in the USTA National Indoor Championship and finished 1-1. In the spring, she went 13-10 in singles at the number two spot to finish 21-14 overall. In league matches, she was 5-2 which included a five match winning streak. Finished with an overall doubles record of 23-11 and 21-9 with Veronica Popovici. They went 4-3 in Mountain West play on their way to earning honors. The pair were also ranked 44th heading into the spring and stayed among the Top 60 or better in the Campbell's/ITA rankings all eight weeks.

SOPHOMORE (2010-11): An All-MW selection in doubles play for the second year in a row. She and partner Kim van Ginkel earned a pre-season rank of 32 in the Campbell's/ITA doubles rankings. Was impressive during the fall as she finished with a 10-4 record in singles play. She went a perfect 3-0 during the Lobo Invitational. Qualified for the Mountain Regional Tournament, going 2-1 overall and making it to the round of 32. In doubles action, she went 7-4 overall. She and partner Kim van Ginkel recorded a 6-3 mark, which included winning their last three matches. They also participated in the ITA All-American Championships and made it into the round of 16. During the spring, she went 11-11 in dual play to record a 21-15 overall singles mark. In MW play, she went 3-5 overall. In doubles action, she finished with a 22-11 mark and 15-7 in dual play. She and van Ginkel went 21-10 overall and 5-3 in league play, which helped them earn All-MW honors. They started off the spring by winning 9 of their first 12 matches, including a five match winning streak.

FRESHMAN (2009-10): Had a solid spring as she went 15-6 overall playing mainly at the number three spot. Her first career victory came against Yana Kakovkina of Arkansas Little Rock (2/6/10). After starting off 1-2, she ran off nine straight matches. In league play, she went 4-4 overall. Synkova finished 13-9 overall in doubles play. She and playing partner Kim Van Ginkel went 11-7 overall and 4-4 in the league, which helped them earn All-MW honors. They also finished the year ranked 59th in the Campbell/ITA doubles rankings and fourth amongst teams in the Mountain Region.

HIGH SCHOOL: In 2007, she earned the runner-up spot in junior singles play and women's doubles at the Bratislava Region Championships. She also finished third in women's singles play in that same tournament. The previous year, Synkova finished first in the Class B juniors tournament in doubles and Class B women's tournament in singles, while earning third place honors at the Europe Junior Tournament in Under 16 doubles.

PERSONAL: Born April 26, 1990 in Bratislava. She is the daughter of Oldrich Synek and Maria Synkova. Has one sibling, Nikola. Majoring in finance.

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