April 26, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The University of Nevada women's tennis team topped Boise State in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Championships on Friday by a score of 4-2.
The No. 4 seed Wolf Pack (12-6) was victorious over the Broncos (13-10) in consecutive matches, including the season finale last Sunday. Nevada snatched four victories, all four in singles to clinch the quarterfinal matchup. Head coach Guillaume Tonellisaid he is looking forward to the semifinal matchup despite facing top-seeded San Diego State.
"I think that we are playing just as well as any team in the conference right now," he said. "This tournament is all about momentum, and it's on our side. We feel like we can go toe-to-toe with the Aztecs."
Senior Sophie Stevens kickstarted the singles wins, as she rolled past Morgan Basil in position three 6-1, 6-3. Juliette Legendre was victorious in position five, as she picked up the win over Sammie Watson in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. Emma Verberne notched a win from position two, pushing past Sandy Vo by a score of 6-4, 6-4. Michelle Okhremchukpulled out the three-set victory at position one, getting past marlena Pietzuch 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
The No. 4 seed Wolf Pack faces the No. 1 seed Aztecs on Saturday at 10 a.m. MT.
The women’s tennis all-Mountain West teams have been announced, and two Nevada players have earned conference honors. Michelle Okhremchuk and Emma Verberne have both been recognized for their play, making this the first honors they have received in their respective careers. Okhremchuk was 13-4 in singles from position one this season, while Verberne was 14-3, a mark that included a 12-match winning streak. Together they notched a 15-2 record in doubles play from position one.