Sheila Smiley in action during fall 2013
Feb. 18, 2014
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada women's tennis team will continue its season by putting its four-match winning streak on the line when it travels to face Northern Arizona and Arizona State.
The Wolf Pack (4-1) has won four straight matches since dropping the season opener against Hawaii. Nevada won its previous two matches over Cal State Fullerton and then UC Davis by identical scores of 5-2. The girls have been showing the results of everything they've worked on at practice, according to head coach Guillaume Tonelli.
"They work hard day in and day out," he said. "It's nice to see when it is all coming together for them as a team on game days. We plan to keep up the momentum this week in Arizona."
Monika Magusiak is leading the charge for Nevada, as she is an unbeaten 5-0 in singles play thus far. Her last victory came over Tiffany Pham from UC Davis by a score of 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4). Michelle Okhremchuk is 3-2 thus far in the spring, and she sits in second place for career singles victories at Nevada with 77. Okhremchuk trails first place Tracy King (83) by only 6 victories. In her first singles match of the spring after recovering from injury, Juliette Legendre snatched a win over Kamila Kecki in three sets.
The Wolf Pack will open the trip with Northern Arizona University in Sedona, Ariz. The Lumberjacks are 2-6 so far this season, but riding a three-match losing streak into the matchup with Nevada. NAU had won its previous two of three before the slide, with wins over Montana State and Western New Mexico.
After battling with NAU, the Wolf Pack will travel intrastate to No. 25 Arizona State, where it will have a showdown with the Sun Devils (7-2). Arizona State is coming off a 6-1 victory over Nevada's in-state rival, No. 60 UNLV. The Sun Devils have wonfour of their last five, with wins over San Jose State and Montana State.
The match with Northern Arizona University will begin at noon on Feb. 21.
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