Feb. 24, 2014
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada women's tennis team will host its first matches of the season this weekend at its home courts of Caughlin Athletic Club when it faces Denver University and Pacific.
The Wolf Pack comes into the weekend at 5-2, most recently having lost to No. 28 Arizona State 7-0. Prior to the loss, Nevada had won five in a row with wins over San Jose State and Northern Arizona. Monika Magusiak leads the way for Nevada this spring at 5-1, while senior Michelle Okhremchuk and junior Sheila Smiley are both 4-3. After the loss, head coach Guillaume Tonelli is ready to get back into the win column on its home courts.
"We're excited to play at home for the first time this year," he said. "After only 4 home matches last season, we get to host 10 this year, and we want to get it started off right on Saturday."
Denver is currently the No. 57 team in the nation but sits at 2-6 this spring. Thus far, the Pioneers have faced six other ranked opponents, including No. 3 North Carolina to open dual play. Denver is currently on a four-match losing streak, its most recent loss by a score of 4-3 against Wichita State. Denver will compete once more against New Mexico before meeting with the Wolf Pack.
Pacific comes into the match having won three of its past five, and sits at 4-3 overall. In their most recent match, the Tigers were defeated by San Jose State 5-2. While this will be the first meeting between the two in dual play, the two briefly met during parts of the Cal-Nike Invitational in Sep. 2013. The Tigers swept the singles matches 3-0, but Nevada was victorious in the lone doubles match.
Nevada will face Denver on Saturday, March 1 and Pacific on Sunday, March 2, both beginning at 11 am at Nevada's home courts of Caughlin Athletic Club.
Driving directions to Caughlin Athletic Club (4100 Caughlin Pkwy) from the University of Nevada
- Head south on N. Virginia St. (1 mi)
- Turn right on W. 8th St./Interstate 80 W ramp (2. 3 mi)
- Take Exit 10 for McCarran Blvd W (0.3 mi)
- Keep left at the fork, follow signs for S McCarran Blvd (200 ft)
- Turn left onto NV-659/N McCarran Blvd (1.7 mi)
- Turn right onto Caughlin Pkwy (0.8 mi)
- Destination will be on the left at 4100 Caughlin Pkwy
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