Freshmen Give Cowgirls A Lift In ITA Bedford Cup in the Mountains

From the desk of Amy Dambro

COLORADO SPRINGS – Three freshmen members of the Wyoming tennis team made their presence felt at the ITA Bedford Cup in the Mountains on Friday. 

Freshman Ana Fernandez won a three set victory, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (8) over Gabrielle Dekkers of Utah State. Freshman Mihaela Kaftanova won in a walkover, while freshman Ida Krause beat Hristina Cvetkovic of Idaho State, 6-4 6-4. Junior Ana Rojo joined in with the freshmen, defeating Sarah Cheverie of Montana State, 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (7). 

Senior Tessa van Der Ploeg lost in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, against Maria Tavares of Idaho, while fellow senior Elisa Koonik dropped a tough three setter, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, against Hanneke Lodewijks of Northern Arizona.

All three doubles teams were in action. Koonik and van Der Ploeg defeated Ellie Millard and Eirene Granville of Northern Arizona, 8-4, but lost to the team of Meredith Jones and Ashleigh Harvey from Air Force, 8-6, in the round of eight.

Fernandez and Krause lost in a battle 9-8 (3) against Annaliese County and Sidnee Lavati of Utah State but responded with a victory over Ghita Nassik and Jessica Stefan of Southern Utah, 8-1.

Kaftanova and Royo dropped an 8-0 contest against Air Force and were defeated 8-3 by Northern Arizona. 

The Cowgirls will compete in both singles and doubles action Saturday.