Women's Tennis
Tennis Teams Head to WAC Championships





RENO, Nev.   The Nevada men’s and women’s tennis teams will compete in the Western Athletic Conference Championships beginning Thursday in Boise, Idaho. The women’s portion of the event begins Thursday with the men’s action starting on Friday. The event will be held at two locations: The Appleton Tennis Center on campus at Boise State and the Boise Racquet and Swim Club.

ABOUT THE NEVADA WOMEN: The Wolf Pack enters the championship ranked No. 61 in the nation and with the third seed in the championships. Nevada will take on No. 6 seed Utah State on Thursday at 8 a.m. (Pacific) at the Appleton Tennis Center. Nevada beat Utah State in Reno earlier this season, 6-1. The winner of that match will take on the winner of No.2 Boise State vs. No. 7 Hawaii. The championship match is set for Saturday.
 Nevada won five straight matches to end the regular season and finish with an overall record of 13-8. Freshman Maria Mizyuk and sophomore Caroline Bailly each went 16-5 in singles dual play and teamed for a 15-1 record in doubles. Senior Fiorella Velez has won seven straight singles matches entering WAC play.

POW: Nevada received two weekly awards from the Western Athletic Conference this season. Freshman Maria Mizyuk won the honor on Feb. 5 and sophomore Caroline Bailly got the award on March 5.

ABOUT THE NEVADA MEN: The Wolf Pack comes into the championships unranked nationall and with the fourth seed in the championships. Nevada will take on No. 5 seed New Mexico State on Friday at 8 a.m. (Pacific) at the Boise Racquet and Swim Club. Nevada lost to New Mexico State 6-1 in a meeting earlier this year on a neutral court in Albuquerque. The winner of the Nevada-New Mexico State match will take on top-seeded Boise State on Saturday.
 Nevada won four of its final six matches to end the regular season as the Wolf Pack finished with an overall mark of 10-11. The mid-season additions of Laurent Garcin and Benjamin David paid immediate dividends as Garcin tallied a 15-6 mark in dual match play while David went 10-6. The Wolf Pack struggled in doubles play during the dual season as only David and Guerin Smith had a winning record (6-4).

POW: Nevada received one weekly award from the Western Athletic Conference this season as the freshman Garcin was honored the week of Feb. 26.

Results and a recap of each day’s action will be available at www.nevadawolfpack.com.


 

 

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