Sheila Smiley in action during fall 2013
March 15, 2014
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada women's tennis team continued to roll this weekend, dropping the UMBC Retrievers by a score of 6-1 on Saturday.
The Wolf Pack (7-5) earned its second victory in a row by defeating the Retrievers after stopping a four-match skid on Friday. The Wolf Pack quickly captured the doubles point after wins on courts one and two, and dominated singles play by finishing the day 5-for-6. Through the two matches on Friday and Saturday, Nevada is a combined 15-for-17, and with one match still remaining tomorrow against the Montana Grizzlies.
"The girls fought hard and deserved the two wins thus far," said Guillaume Tonelli, Nevada head coach. "We are excited to play our third match tomorrow, and compete at our best. It feels great to play here at home and we love to show our fans what we practice so hard for."
It was the doubles pair from court No. 1 that kicked the day off, as Michelle Okhremchuk and Sheila Morales Hidalgo rolled past Josefin Strange-Jonsson and Kim Berghaus 8-3. Meanwhile, Juliette Legendre and Sheila Smiley earned Nevada the doubles point by defeating Madlena Kurasz and Isabel Aldunate on Court No. 2, 8-3. The third doubles match was unfinished.
Court six was the first court to finish its match in singles action, as Juliette Legendre bounced Adrianna Aldunate in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. The win put Nevada ahead 2-0 until Smiley knocked off Kurasz 6-3, 6-2, to increase the lead to 3-0. That's when Morales Hidalgo clinched the match for Nevada, as she dropped Mariami Dolashvilli on court two by a score of 6-0, 7-6 (7-5). Michelle Okhremchuk continued to build to Nevada's lead, as she made it 5-0 by stopping Berhaus on court one by a score of 7-6(7-4), 6-2. The final Pack win came from Caroline Konigsfeldt on court three, where she ousted Isabel Aldunate, 6-1, 7-5.
With her victory today, Okhremchuk now has 82 career singles victories at Nevada, only one shy of first place Tracy King (83). She has the ability to tie the record tomorrow, a mark that has stood for over 20 years.
Nevada will take on the Montana Grizzlies on Sunday at 9 am on the courts of Caughlin Athletic Club to close out its weekend.
Tennis Match Results
Nevada vs UMBC
Mar 15, 2014 at Reno, Nev.
(Caughlin Athletic Club)
Nevada 6, UMBC 1
- Michelle Okhremchuk (NEV) def. Kim Berghaus (UMBC) 7-6(7-4), 6-2
- Sheila Morales Hidalgo (NEV) def. Mariami Dolashvilli (UMBC) 6-0, 7-6(7-5)
- Caroline Konigsfeldt (NEV) def. Isabel Aldunate (UMBC) 6-1, 7-5
- Sheila Smiley (NEV) def. Madlena Kurasz (UMBC) 6-3, 6-2
- Josefin Strange-Jonsson (UMBC) def. Monika Magusiak (NEV) 7-6(4-6), 7-6(8-6)
- Juliette Legendre (NEV) def. Adrianna Aldunate (UMBC) 6-1, 6-1
- Okhremchuk/Morales Hidalgo (NEV) def. Strang-Jonsson/Berghaus (UMBC) 8-3
- Legendre/Smiley (NEV) def. Kurasz/I. Aldunate (UMBC) 8-3
- Konigsfeldt/Magusiak (NEV) vs. Dolashvilli/A. Aldunate (UMBC) UNFINISHED
Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,4,2,1,3,6)
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