Nevada Tops Gonzaga in Spokane
April 15, 2012
SPOKANE, Wash. – Nevada bounced back from a close defeat against Idaho on Friday to beat Gonzaga 5-2 on Sunday at the Spokane Racquet Club.
The Wolf Pack improved to 6-9 (0-2 WAC) with the win, while the Bulldogs fell to 9-9 (1-5 WCC) with the loss.
Nevada took the doubles point in a match for the second time this weekend, winning the first two tilts 8-3.
After taking the 1-0 lead, Nevada continued to put the pressure on the Bulldogs with strong singles play. Michelle Okhremchuk put the Pack up 2-0 with a win at No. 1. She defeated Prue Teitzel 6-3, 6-0. The win was her 20th of the season, and put her at 20-9 overall (10-5 in dual play).
After Rymma Maslova’s 6-3, 7-5 victory over Madeline Parker put Nevada a point away from victory, Sophie Stevens clinched the match at the third singles spot. She beat Kristina Zauere 7-6, 6-3 for Nevada’s fourth point.
Emma Verberne bested Katie Edwards 6-1, 6-3 at two for the fifth and final point of the day for the Pack. Verberne and Okhremchuk have won their last four singles matches as well as their last four doubles matches as a team.
Nevada will return to Reno for its final week of the season, taking on Utah State on April 21 and Hawai’i on April 22.