Cowgirls Tennis Has Winning Streak Snapped
LARAMIE – The Wyoming tennis team (8-6 overall, 0-1 MW) had its three-game winning streak snapped with a 4-2 loss against the Boise State (10-7 overall, 2-0 MW) Friday afternoon.
“Boise State came in here and played the way they wanted to play,” head coach Dean Clower said. “They took chances when they needed and did a good job. Elisa (Koonik) and Tessa (vaan Der Ploeg) played some of the best singles tennis I’ve seen this spring. We competed today, we just didn’t execute like I know we can or play our style.”
In doubles action, Broncos got the early momentum by winning two matches. Nancy Menjivar and Vanessa Timm opened up with a 6-3 win over sophomore Ana Tkachenko and freshman Myiah Scott, while senior Magdalena Stencel and sophomore Milka Genkova couldn’t overcome an early deficit to fall against Wilhelmina Palmer and Lilian Palmer, 6-3. Juniors Koonik and van Der Ploeg were all tied up at four with Anja Dokic and Wiktoria Nosek.
Koonik put Wyoming on the board first with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Hanna Kantenwein. The teams then traded the next two matches to even up the score at two all. Genkova was defeated in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, by Palmer, while van Der Ploeg earned a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) win against Poling. Unfortunately, the Broncos would earn wins at the one and sixth positions to clinch the match. Stencel lost a tough three-set match, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-2, against Dokic followed by Timms beating Scott, 6-0, 6-0.
UW will close out its home season Saturday morning against the Utah State Aggies. The match is set for 8:30 a.m. MT at the UW Indoor Tennis Courts. It will be the final home match for senior Magdalena Stencel.
Tennis Match Results
Boise State 4, Wyoming Cowgirls 2
1. Anja Dokic (BSU) def. Magdalena Stencel (WY) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-2
2. Wilhelmina Palmer (BSU) def. Milka Genkova (WY) 6-4, 6-3
3. Tessa van Der Ploeg (WY) def. Lilian Poling (BSU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
4. Elisa Koonik (WY) def. Hanna Kantenwein (BSU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Ana Tkachenko (WY) vs. Wiktoria Nosek (BSU) 7-5, 1-0, unfinished
6. Vanessa Timm (BSU) def. Myiah Scott (WY) 6-0, 6-0
1. Tessa van Der Ploeg/Elisa Koonik (WY) vs. Anja Dokic/Wiktoria Nosek (BSU) 4-4, unfinished
2. Wilhelmina Palmer/Lilian Poling (BSU) def. Magdalena Stencel/Milka Genkova (WY) 6-3
3. Nancy Menjivar/Vanessa Timm (BSU) def. Ana Tkachenko/Myiah Scott (WY) 6-3