April 12, 2012
RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada women’s tennis team will return to the road this weekend, taking on Idaho on Friday at 4 p.m. and Gonzaga on Sunday at 9 a.m.
The Wolf Pack is 5-8 (0-1 WAC), while the Vandals are 15-5 (0-1 WAC) and the Bulldogs are 9-6 (0-3 WCC).
Nevada claimed a pair of wins last weekend, opening its home schedule with victories over UC Davis and Pacific. The Pack beat UC Davis 5-2 and Pacific 6-1.
Sophie Stevens has been Nevada’s strongest performer in recent weeks, winning her last four singles matches and teaming up with Juliette Legendre to go 2-0 in her last two doubles matches. Stevens has won 13 singles matches this season, including seven in dual play.
Another pairing that has worked out for the Pack on the doubles courts in recent weeks is Michelle Okhremchuk and Emma Verberne. The pair defeated the No. 1 doubles team against No. 57 Fresno State two weeks ago, and has also won its last two matches.
In singles play, each player has put together an impressive season.
Okhremchuk is 18-9, with an 8-5 mark out of the No. 1 spot in dual play. Verberne, a junior from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, currently sits fourth on the Nevada all-time singles list with 52 career victories and is 15-12 (7-6 in dual play). She is four matches from catching Caroline Bailly in third place. Bailly played for the Pack from 2005-08 and won a total of 56 singles matches.
Idaho picked up its fourth straight win when it beat Weber State 7-0 its last time out. Gonzaga also took on Weber State in its last match, beating the Wildcats 6-1.