LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team was dominant in Laramie today, easily dispatching Creighton 7–0. With the win, the Cowgirls remain unbeaten at home so far this season and end a three-match losing streak.
Wyoming opened the victory with a hard-fought win in doubles. After splitting the matches at No. 2 and 3 doubles, the Cowgirls clinched the doubles point behind the strength of a 7–5 win at the No. 1 spot by the team of Ana Fernandez and Sophie Zehender. Violetta Borodina and Maria Oreshkina picked up the win at the second doubles spot, pushing their winning streak together to five matches in a row.
On the singles side, things were much less dramatic, as UW won all six matches. The Cowgirls won five of the six matches in straight sets, beginning with a Noesjka Brink 6–1, 6–3 victory at the No. 4 spot.
After Brink, it was Oreshkina who finished at the second spot, winning 6–2, 6–2. Zehender clinched the match victory for the Cowgirls with a 6–1, 7–6 (7–1) win at the first position.
At No. 3 singles, Borodina battled back for a hard-fought win. Borodina won the second-set tiebreaker 9–7 and then won the third set 10–7 to come from behind for the win. At No. 5 and 6, Nikol Dobrilova (6–2, 6–3) and Fernandez (7–5, 6–1) won to secure the shutout for the Cowgirls.
“I thought our upperclassmen played very disciplined and very structured, especially during doubles in tight situations,” head coach Dean Clower after the match. “It was good that the younger ones got to see it, so kudos to the upperclassmen for that. In singles, I thought we jumped out on them early and kept the pressure on them. I thought that was one of the best matches Maria [Oreshkina] has played. She kept moving forward on her girl and didn’t let up.”
Wyoming will now hit the road for a Monday match at Northern Arizona. First serve is set for 10 a.m.