by staff–19 Jan ’16
The Cowgirl tennis team (2-1 overall) closed out competition with a solid 7-0 win over the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (2-6 overall) on Monday night.
“It was good to see all of the ladies competing as one team,” UW head coach Dean Clower said. “I felt even though we didn’t play our best, partly due to our opponents we played as one team. We will keep working on taking steps forward but overall today was a good day for UW tennis.
The Cowgirls started off strong by taking two of three doubles matches to go ahead 1-0. The number one team of Magdalena Stencel and Nastya Tokareva defeated Ceijenia Cornelius and Jovana Antonijevic, 6-2, while Dorottya Jonas and Miranda Talbert clinched the point with 6-2 win over Valentina Gisbert and Brenda Mercado Jove. Sanne Hoekstra and Tessa van Der Ploeg fell short 6-3 against Andrada Gordan Petya Simeonova.
That momentum carried over to singles as Wyoming swept all six matches. Stencel defeated Cornelius, 6-1, 6-0, followed by Jonas with a solid two set win, 6-4, 6-3, over Simeonova. Tokareva also earned a straight set win, 6-2, 6-2, over Antoijevic. At the fourth position, van Der Ploeg defeated Gordan, 7-5, 7-5. The final two Cowgirls in action were Talbert and Hoekstra. Talbert defeated Mercado Jove, 6-3, 7-6, while Hoekstra disposed of Gisbert, 6-2, 6-3.
The Cowgirls will return to action on Friday as part of the ITA Kickoff Weekend. UW will open up against the fourth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs at 11 a.m. MT in Athens.
Wyoming 7, Oral Roberts 0
1. Magdalena Stencel (WY) def. Ceijenia Cornelius (ORU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Nastya Tokareva (WY) def. Jovana Antonijevic (ORU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Dorottya Jonas (WY) def. Petya Simeonova (ORU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Tessa van Der Ploeg (WY) def. Andrada Gordan (ORU) 7-5, 7-5
5. Miranda Talbert (WY) def. Brenda Mercado Jove (ORU) 6-3, 7-6
6. Sanne Hoekstra (WY) def. Valentina Gisbert (ORU) 6-2, 6-3
1. Magdalena Stencel/Nastya Tokareva (WY) def. Ceijenia Cornelius/Jovana Antonijevic (ORU) 6-2
2. Andrada Gordan/Petya Simeonova (ORU) def. Tessa van Der Ploeg/Sanne Hoekstra (WY) 6-3
3. Miranda Talbert/Dorottya Jonas (WY) def. Valentina Gisbert/Brenda Mercado Jove (ORU) 6-2