March 19, 2013
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada women's tennis team won its second match of the weekend on Sunday when it defeated the Sacramento State Hornets by a score of 4-3.
The Wolf Pack (6-4) won both matches of its short two-match road trip with the victory over the Hornets, who fell to 5-8 with the loss. Nevada won five matches on the day, two in doubles and three in singles. Emma Verberne increased her winning streak to nine matches on Sunday after she rolled past Jennifer Nguyen in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. Verberne has not lost a set since her since her match with Desiree Tran on Feb. 8.
"Emma is playing very well, but I think her confidence is rubbing off on the whole team," head coach Guillaume Tonellisaid. "Confidence is the key for us, and right now it's everything."
From position three, Sophie Stevens grabbed Nevada's second singles victory, as she pulled off the three set thriller against Olivia Boija 4-6, 6-1, 7-5. The final singles victory of the day came from Sheila Smiley, as she was awarded a victory after Sophie Lohscheidt retired.
Nevada took two of three doubles matches on the day, with the first victory from Smiley and Caroline Konigsfeldt. Together they powered past the team of Boija and Andrea Gomez Carus by a score of 8-5. The other victory came from the pair of Verberne and Michelle Okhremchuk. They battled against Lohscheidt and Rebeca Delgado before they were able to snatch the victory by a score of 9-8 to secure the doubles point
Nevada is in action again on April 5 when it battles Wyoming in Fresno, Calif.