Sheila Smiley in action during spring 2014. Photo by Jake Ward.
April 17, 2014
RENO, Nev. -- The University of Nevada women's tennis team will see its final action of the regular season on Friday when it faces off with San Jose State.
The Wolf Pack (11-8, 2-2 MW) will battle San Jose State (9-13, 0-3 MW) for the second time this season when the two face off on Friday. The first meeting came on January 15, 2014 when the Wolf Pack topped the Spartans by a score of 4-3 in Hawaii. The Wolf Pack recently split a weekend home stand by defeating UNLV 4-3, then dropped a 5-2 decision to Fresno State on Senior Day.
"We're looking to finish our season on a strong note," said Guillaume Tonelli, Nevada women's tennis head coach. "We want to be at our best heading into the conference tournament, and this is our last chance. We'll put our best foot forward come away with a victory."
Michelle Okhremchuk leads the way for Nevada at 13-6 this spring, all from the No. 1 court. The winningest player in Nevada tennis history looks to tie her career best mark of 23 victories in a season with the mach on Friday. Freshman Sheila Morales Hidalgo enters the match at 12-7 from the No. 2 court, looking to improve on the first year of her collegiate career. Junior Sheila Smiley enters at 10-9, while junior Juliette Legendre is 7-5.
The duo of Okhremchuk and Morales lead the doubles charge for Nevada, with a 13-1 mark from court No. 1. Legendre and Smiley anchor the No. 2 court, where they are 7-5, while 10-6 overall.
The Spartans are currently 9-13 while posting a 0-3 mark in the Mountain West conference. They have dropped their past four matches, with losses to San Diego State and Fresno State. Marie Klocker comes in at 8-12, while Gaelle Rey is 10-8.
The battle with San Jose State will begin at 11 am on Friday, April 18 in San Jose, Calif.
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