Feb. 28, 2013
LOS ANGELES – The University of Nevada women’s tennis team earned a 4-3 victory in its first match of a three-match road trip against the Loyola Marymount Lions on Thursday.
The Wolf Pack (2-3) has now won two straight matches with the victory over the Lions (3-5). The Pack notched five victories on the day, three in singles and two in doubles. Michelle Okhremchuk earned the victory-clinching point out of position one when she battled against April Bisharat before pulling out the victory in three sets 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.
“We got off to a good start in doubles and I think that really helped us,” head coach Guillaume Tonelli said. “It was a battle today in singles and we were able to pull it out, and I think that will help our confidence.”
Emma Verberne added a singles victory of her own when she defeated Claudia Razzeto in position two in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. The third singles point came from Juliette Legendre, as she cruised past Reka Rohonyi also in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.
Nevada secured the doubles point by earning two victories after dropping the first match. The first victory came from the team of Legendre and Sophie Stevens, as together they outlasted the team of Miya Jin and Kristine Kouyoumjian to win 8-6. The other doubles victory came from Caroline Konigsfeldt and Sheila Smiley, as they held on for the win in an extended set against the pair of Rohonyi and Lisa Piller.
Nevada will travel to Fullerton, Calif. to face UC Riverside on Friday and Cal State Fullerton on Saturday.
The UC Riverside Highlanders are currently 1-6 this season, fresh off of a victory at Point Loma Nazarene. Jamie Raney leads the Highlanders, as she has earned three victories playing from the No. 1 position. In doubles, the team of Jamie Raney and Taylor Raney have earned two victories from position one.
This season, the Cal State Fullerton Titans are 6-4, and did not lose a match during the entire month of February. The Titans are riding momentum from a 6-1 victory over New Mexico, in which they lost only one match in singles. Emilia Borkowski leads the charge, having earned seven singles victories. Megan Sanford is currently riding a five-match singles winning streak. In doubles, the pair of Morgan McIntosh and Kalika Slevcove is 5-3, and is on a three-match winning streak.
The match with the Highlanders will begin Friday at 1 P.M.