March 16, 2013
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada women's tennis team returned to the win column after it defeated Pacific by a score of 5-2 on Saturday.
The Wolf Pack (5-4, 0-1) is back to one game above .500 after the win over the Tigers, who fell to 6-7 on the year with the loss. It was a dominant day for the Wolf Pack, as it won seven of nine matches, with four victories in singles and swept doubles action. Nevada senior Emma Verberne extended her winning streak to eight matches, as she powered past Hana Ritterova 7-6(4), 6-4.
"We are continuing to play well, and against tough opponents," head coach Guillaume Tonelli said. "We are there in every match, and the confidence they are showing is unbelievable."
The Pack rolled in its other singles matches, as Michelle Okhremchuk cruised past Iveta Masarova in straight sets 6-1, 6-4 out of position one. Sophie Stevens was triumphant in her singles match, as she outlasted Gergana Boncheva to pick up the victory in three sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. The final singles victory of the day came from Juliette Legendre, as she rolled over Regina Suarez in position five by a score of 6-3, 6-1.
Nevada swept doubles play, earning victories from all three of its pairs. Okhremchuk and Verberne notched their seventh victory of the season together after they battled Ritterova and Suarez before pulling out the win 8-6. Stevens and Legendre were also successful in their doubles match, as they pushed past the team of Masarova and Christiana Ferrari for the win 8-6. Rymma Maslova and Sheila Smiley teamed together for the third doubles victory, as they also won their match 8-6 against the pair of Boncheva and Sheena Chaudhuri.
The Wolf Pack is back in action on Sunday to face the Sacramento State Hornets. The Hornets (5-7, 5-0) are undefeated in Big Sky Conference play thus far this season, and are currently riding a four-match winning streak. Rebeca Delgado heads the charge in singles play, as she has five wins from position one this season. Delgado has eight doubles victories on the year as well, also a team high.
The match between the Wolf Pack and the Hornets will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday.