April 8, 2013
FRESNO, Calif. - The University of Nevada women's tennis team continued its hot streak over the weekend, winning its match on Saturday against Air Force and on Sunday against Colorado State, both by a score of 6-1.
The Wolf Pack now sits at 9-4 (1-1 MW) after the victories over the Mountain West foe Falcons (12-7, 1-3 MW) and Rams (3-11). Nevada racked up 16 victories over the two matches, eight on both days. Both days, Nevada swept the three doubles matches to win the doubles point, and seized five of the six singles matches. Senior Emma Verberne's singles winning streak has now reached twelve matches, and she has still not lost a set since Feb. 8. On Saturday she rolled past Tiffany Tran of Air Force 6-0, 6-1, and then cruised past Natalie Heffron of the Rams 6-2, 6-2.
"Emma's winning streak is extremely impressive," head coach Guillaume said. "But more importantly, it's driving the team. It's giving them all the confidence they need to go out there and play as well as they have been."
Michelle Okhremchuk snatched two of her own victories, and has now won her past three singles contest. She powered past Christine Molina of the Falcons and Abbey Stevens in straight sets respectively, 6-1, 6-4. Senior Sophie Stevens was victorious in her two singles matches, both in straight sets against Hannah Dake of Air Force 6-3, 6-0, and Kaley Schultz of the Rams 6-3, 6-3. Juliette Legendre took her two singles matches with a victory over Mary Meyers of the Falcons 6-1, 7-6(4), and Mollie Cooper 6-1, 6-1. Caroline Konigsfeldt seized a victory of her own against Anastasia Hueffner in straight extended sets 7-6(2), 7-6(4). Sheila Smiley picked up a victory of her own against Adriana Wojakowska, rolling past her in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.
Nevada was six-for-six in doubles matches over the two days, led by Okhremchuk and Verberne from position one. The pair cruised past Dake and Melissa Cecil 8-2 before they rolled past Heffron and Wojakowska by the same score. Stevens and Legendre snatched two doubles victories of their own, getting past Molina and Natasha Rizvi 8-6 before bouncing Cooper and Stevens 8-2. The final two victories came from the pair of Smiley and Konigsfeldt, toppling the couple of Tran and Marcelli Magday 8-2 before they squeezed past Maddie Buxton and Lauren Pick 8-7(6).
The Wolf Pack is in action again on Monday against rival UNLV beginning at 2 p.m.