March 26, 2014
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada women's tennis team will defend its four-match winning streak and compete in its first Mountain West match of the season when its hosts Colorado State and Grand Canyon on Friday and Sunday.
The Wolf Pack (9-5) will kick off Mountain West play by hosting Colorado State on Friday at Caughlin Athletic Club, and will round out the weekend with non-conference foe Grand Canyon on Sunday. It's been four straight victories for the Pack, including a victory this past Sunday over Pacific, improving Nevada's record to 4-1 at home.
"We are excited to play at home again, and we can't wait to compete in front of our fans," said Guillaume Tonelli, Nevada head coach. "We're enjoying the success here on our own courts."
The last time was a record setting day for the Pack, when Michelle Okhremchuk became the most winningest player in Nevada history with 84 career singles victories. She holds a 10-4 record this spring, and is a combined 19-6 through the 2013-14 season, four victories shy of a personal single-season record.
Sheila Morales Hidalgo continues her hot freshman campaign for Nevada, as she holds a 10-4 record in dual action from the No. 2 court. Sheila Smiley, anchoring the middle of the singles rotation, is 8-6, while Monika Magusiak is 7-7.
Okhremchuk and Morales Hidalgo form one of Nevada's top doubles teams, as the duo is 9-1 from court No.1 this spring. The team of Smiley and partner Juliette Legendre are 8-4, with a 5-3 mark on court No. 2.
Colorado State enters the weekend at 3-5, coming off a loss to nationally ranked Denver. The match will also be the first Mountain West match for CSU this season. CSU has been battling the injury bug, as junior Adriana Wojakowska has missed three straight matches due to injury.
The Grand Canyon Antelopes come into the weekend at 9-5, as they have been winners of three straight. The last time out was a clean 7-0 sweep against Seattle on March 24. Priscilla Annoual leads the way for the Antelopes, as she is 10-2 from court No. 1. Tatum Prudhomme holds a 10-3 mark from court No. 2, while Janaki Gunuganti is 11-3 from court No. 3.
Nevada will battle with Colorado State on Friday, March 28 at 9 am on the courts of Caughlin Athletic Club. The Pack will face off with Grand Canyon on Sunday, March 30 at 1 pm.
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