April 11, 2014
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada women's tennis team will host No. 74 Fresno State for Senior Day this Sunday at 11 am.
The Wolf Pack (11-7, 2-1 MW) has been victorious in three of its past five matches, including a win over rival UNLV for the first time in 12 years. The Pack will face off against the Bulldogs (10-8, 3-0 MW) on Sunday, when Nevada will honor it's lone women's tennis senior, Michelle Okhremchuk. Okhremchuk is the Nevada leader in career singles victories with 87, and has at least 21 victories in all four seasons. She holds a position in all four spots of the women's tennis record books by setting two doubles records last season, including the single-season record for doubles victories, with Emma Verberne.
"Sunday is important for many reasons, first being it's our last home match of the season," said Guillaume Tonelli, Nevada women's tennis head coach. "It's the last time our senior Michelle (Okhremchuk) will get to play in front of a home crowd. Plus, Fresno State is currently the conference leader, so there is a lot on the line."
Okhremchuk leads the Wolf Pack into the battle with Fresno State, recording a 13-5 mark through spring 2014. Sheila Morales Hidalgo comes into the match at 11-7 from court two, while Sheila Smiley is 10-8, with a 7-4 mark from court four. Okhremchuk and Morales lead the way in doubles play, as the duo is 12-1 from court one in the spring, and has won its past ten matches. Smiley and partner Juliette Legendre are 9-5 in the spring, while 7-4 from court two.
The Bulldogs are currently the Mountain West leaders at 10-8, with a 3-0 conference mark. Fresno State will face off with San Jose State on Friday, before traveling to face the Pack on Sunday. Leading the way for the Bulldogs is Sophie Watts, who is 9-9 from court one. Anneka watts comes into the match at 10-4, while Sofya Malysheva is 9-5.
The last chance to support Nevada women's tennis is at Senior Day this Sunday, April 13 at 11 am on the courts of Caughlin Athletic Club.
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