April 5, 2013
FRESNO, Calif. -- The University of Nevada women's tennis team had a close battle with Wyoming but was able to pull out the victory by a score of 4-3 on Friday.
The Wolf Pack (7-4, 1-1 MW) was victorious against the Cowboys (8-9, 2-2 MW) in its second match of Mountain West play. In total, five victories we snatched by the Wolf Pack, including two in doubles to secure the doubles point and three in singles. Emma Verberne continues to ride a hot streak, as she has now reeled off an incredible 10 straight victories, and still has not lost a set since her last loss on Feb. 8. On Friday, she powered past Simona Synkova in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. The victories are not the best part about the streak, according to head coach Guillaume Tonelli.
"Of course her streak is very impressive, but what is doing the most good is that she is helping give confidence to everyone on the roster," he said. "Ten straight victories is impressive but it's something the whole team can rally around."
Nevada was victorious from position one, where Michelle Okhremchuk rolled past Veronica Popovici in two sets 6-2, 6-3. The other singles victory came from Juliette Legendre from position five, as she pushed past Jessica Parizher 6-3, 7-6 (4).
The Wolf Pack earned victories from positions one and two to secure the doubles point, behind the pair of Okhremchuk and Verberne. From position one, they cruised past the pair Synkova and Popovici by a score of 8-4. The other victory came from the team of Legendre and Sophie Stevens, as they got past the team of Alexandra Kovacs and Sasa Nemcova by a score of 8-6.
The Wolf Pack is in action again on Saturday when it battles with Mountain West foe Air Force.