Cowgirls Tennis Snaps Losing Streak at New Mexico State
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Cowgirls tennis team claimed the doubles and then first four singles matches in a 5-2 victory against New Mexico State on Friday, snapping a three-match losing streak.
The Cowgirls are 3-4 this season going into a Saturday match against Texas-Arlington.
“I thought we played extremely structured in doubles which in turn is the reason why we won the point,” head coach Dean Clower said. “Overall, we didn’t play our best in singles but stayed the course throughout which is what secured the victory.”
In the doubles, senior Magdalena Stencel and sophomore Ana Tkachenko earned a 6-0 win over Vanessa Valdez and Eli Arnaudova, and juniors Elisa Koonik and Tessa van Der Ploeg defeated Lindsay Harlas and Yadira Rubio, 6-2. Sophomore Milka Genkova and freshman Myiah Scott dropped a 6-2 match against Rebecca Keijzerwaard and Quinty Janssen.
Stencel opened singles play with a straight sets victory, 6-2, 6-2, over Valdez, and Genkova followed with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Keijzerwaard. Koonik clinched the match for Wyoming with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Janssen.
New Mexico State won its first point of the day with Arnaudova defeated Scott, 7-5, 6-2. At the number three spot, van Der Ploeg beat Harlas, 6-3, 6-2, while Tkachenko lost, 7-6, 6-2, against Rubio.