April 20, 2013
BOISE, Idaho - The University of Nevada women's tennis team is back in the win column after it was victorious against New Mexico on Saturday by a final score of 4-3.
The win by the Wolf Pack (10-6, 4-3 MW) over the Lobos (7-14, 1-7 MW) snapped a two-game slide. Nevada notched five victories in total, two in doubles and three in singles. After her win over Nikolina Grbac in straight sets 6-0, 6-1, Emma Verberne has moved into third all time in career singles victories at 57. The Pack has its final regular season matchup with Boise State tomorrow before the Mountain West Championships next weekend, and head coach Guillaume Tonelli is making sure the team focuses on one match at a time.
"The team is playing well as we prepare for next weekend, but we have to make sure that we take it match by match," he said. "It may be cliché but each match is tough here in the Mountain West, and we need to focus on the team in front of us."
Michelle Okhremchuk seized a victory from position one, as she cruised past Michela Bezdickova in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. The other singles victory came from position five, as Juliette Legendre powered past Michela Oldani, also in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.
Nevada earned victories in positions one and two to snatch the doubles point to begin the day. Verberne and Okhremchuk rolled in their match against Bezdickova and Laura Richardson, as they won by a score of 8-4. Legendre and Sophie Stevens were also victorious in their match, bouncing the pair of Oldani and Sarah Mahboob Khan by a score of 8-5.
The Wolf Pack faces off against Boise State on Sunday at 11 a.m.