Jan. 30, 2014
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada women's tennis team continues its season on Friday when it travels to Southern California to face UC Riverside.
The Wolf Pack (1-1, 1-0 MW) opened its season in Hawaii where it split a pair of matches. Nevada dropped its first match of the season to host Hawaii, but was able to quickly bounce back by defeating No. 65 San Jose State by a score of 4-3. It also helped the pack start conference play with a victory, something they were unable to do the previous season. Though they dropped the first match, head coach Guillaume Tonelli still believes it was a positive opening weekend.
"You have to take it slow, and take it one match at a time," he said. "But its definitely a great start, more importantly since it was a conference match. The girls fought hard and we're excited to keep it going in Riverside."
Monika Magusiak has kicked off the season 2-0 in singles play, while four other Pack members are 1-1. Among those four are senior Michelle Okhremchuk and freshman Beatriz Garcia Planas., as they each picked up important wins. Okhremchuk earned a singles victory over Marie Klocker of San Jose State to tie Emma Verberne for second place in career singles victories at Nevada with 75. She now sits eight wins behind Tracy King (83) for first place. Beatriz Garia Planas, a newcomer to the Wolf Pack, recorded her first win at Nevada during the team victory over San Jose State by defeating Justine Deleval 0-6, 6-3, (10-5).
The match with UC Riverside will be held in Riverside, Calif. on Friday.