Women's tennis falls to #75 Wyoming
GREELEY, Colo. – The Wyoming women's tennis team showed why they are ranked 75th in the nation on Sunday afternoon as they defeated Northern Colorado 7-0 at Work Out West. The Bears move to 1-1 on the season, while the Cowgirls improve to 2-0.
"Today was good test for our newcomers," said Head Coach Brenda Vlasak. "I believe we battled hard through part of our matches and were a little slow in others. We need to have every player show up on the same day to play, and I feel like we can accomplish this over time. Every one of our players understands their expectations and it's just a matter of getting some experience under their belts."
The day started with doubles action and the number one doubles team of junior Jennifer Whateley and freshman Elizabeth Tapia battled tough against the #62 team in the nation in Simona Synkova and Kim van Ginkel, but eventually lost 8-4. Stephanie Catlin and Adriana Nieto lost 8-2 at number two doubles, while Jill Kappel and Jennifer Buchanan fell 8-3 at number three doubles.
In singles action, all six matches were decided in straight sets. Buchanan at number six singles lost 7-5 in the first set in a close battle, but lost 6-1 in the second set. Whateley dropped identical sets 6-3, 6-3 at number one against Veronica Popovici, while Tapia lost 6-2, 6-1 at number two. Nieto lost 6-1, 6-3 at number three, Kappel lost 6-1, 6-0 at number four and Catlin was at number five where she lost 6-2, 6-4.
The Bears next travel to the Air Force Academy, where they play Air Force on Saturday at 4:00 pm and Seattle on Sunday at 2:00 pm.