Women's Tennis Corralled By Cowgirls
The University of Northern Colorado women's tennis team continued to struggle Saturday as they lost their fifth match of season to the University of Wyoming, 7-0 in Laramie.
This loss marks the first time this season the Bears (1-5, 1-2 BSC) have been shut out and the fifth time they have been blanked by the Cowgirls.
NC was able steal just one set from the Cowgirls on the day. The set win came from sophomore Jennifer Whateley at No. 3 singles in a hard fought battle where Whateley was defeated by Simona Synkova in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 10-6.
Bears senior Tabatha Knop lost her second match of the season to Sarah Summerfield 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. At No. 2 singles, senior Tiffany Knop was defeated 6-0, 6-2 by Alexandra Kovacs. Rebecca Berger beat Bears senior Luiza Xavier 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 4 spot. NC freshman Sydney Bell lost at the No. 5 spot 6-4, 6-4 to Kim van Ginkel. Sasa Nemcova beat sophomore Jill Kappel 6-2, 6-2 to round out the day's singles action.
In doubles play, the Bears faced the same fate as they did in singles play. Seniors Tabatha and Tiffany Knop fell to 3-3 on the season at the No. 1 spot losing 8-3 to Ginkel and Synkova. At No. 2 Kovacs and Berger defeated Whateley and Bell 8-3. Xavier and senior Hannah LaForest also lost, falling 8-1 to Summerfield and Nemcova.
The Bears head to Boulder Saturday to face the University of Colorado before returning home after spring break to resume Big Sky Conference action against Sacramento State.