April 21, 2013
BOISE, Idaho - The University of Nevada women's tennis team ended its regular season on a positive note when it defeated Boise State by a score of 4-3 on Sunday.
The Wolf Pack (11-6, 5-3 MW) got the crucial win over the Broncos (13-9, 4-4 MW) to secure the No. 4 seed in the Mountain West Championships, which means that these two teams will face off again in the first round. Nevada notched five total victories on the day, two in doubles to snatch an early point and three in singles to close out the day. The win was a confidence builder, according to head coach Guillaume Tonelli.
"We know that we can come into this tournament and be competitive with every team," he said. "We're in that mindset where the other teams must go through us to that championship."
Nevada got three wins down the stretch to secure the win, kick started by Sophie Stevens in position three. She powered past Morgan Basil in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. Michelle Okhremchuk was victorious from position one, as she pulled out a tough three set win over Marlena Pietzuch 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. The final victory came from Juliette Legendre in position five, where she cruised past Sammie Watson 6-2, 6-4.
In doubles, the first victory came from the pair of Okhremchuk and Emma Verberne, as they rolled past Marlena and Manuela Pietzuch 8-3. The other came from Stevens and Legendre, as they needed an extended set to get past Basil and Sandy Vo, 9-8(7-4).
The match with the Broncos in the first round of the Mountain West Championships will begin on Friday at 10 a.m.