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UW Cowgirls down San Jose State on tennis court

(via Wyoming Cowgirl Tennis X)

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team made it a 2–0 weekend at home Sunday with a 4–1 victory over San Jose State. After dropping the doubles point, the Cowgirls responded by winning four consecutive singles matches to claim the win.

Wyoming (14–8, 5–2 MW) got a pair of straight-set singles wins and won two in three sets. Noesjka Brink got the Cowgirls on the board first, once again making quick work of her opponent at the No. 2 singles spot. Brink, who won 6–2 and 6–1, now has 24 wins overall this season, including the fall schedule, which is tied for the third-most in a single season in program history. Brink is now 9–4 in 2024 and 5–1 in Mountain West play.

Sophie Zehender got the Cowgirls’ other straight-set win, coming out on top at No. 1, 6–3 and 6–1. At No. 3, Violetta Borodina rallied to win her matchup, 3–6, 6–1 and 6–2. Wyoming clinched the match, also in three sets, at No. 4, as Jeselle Ante won a battle, 6–2, 6–7 (4–7) and 6–4.

The doubles team of Borodina and Zehender won 6–3 at the first doubles position for the Cowgirls’ lone win in doubles.

“We didn’t play our best tennis today, but a lot of that has to do with San Jose; their style of play affected us, but I thought we played tough,” said Head Coach Dean Clower after the match.

“We got after it, one through six, on every line, especially after losing the doubles point. We kept going, everybody got after it. Most importantly, everybody played our style and made points.”

Wyoming will next be in action Thursday at 5 p.m., closing a three-match homestand. It will be Senior Night in Laramie as the Cowgirls welcome Air Force to town.

Doubles competition
1. Borodina/Zehender (WYO) def. Muraydyan/Ying Shek (SJSU) 6–3
2. Millan/Babic (SJSU) def. Brink/Dobrilova (WYO) 7–6 (7–4)
3. Durgun/Youseva (SJSU) def. Ante/Malinak (WYO) 6–4

Singles competition
1. Zehender (WYO) def. Millan (SJSU) 6–3, 6–1
2. Brink (WYO) def. Muraydyan (SJSU) 6–2, 6–1
3. Borodina (WYO) def. Ying Shek (SJSU) 3–6, 6–1, 6–2
4. Ante (WYO) def. Youseva (SJSU) 6–2, 6–7 (4–7), 6–4
5. Babic (SJSU) vs. Malinak (WYO) 6–4, 5–3, unfinished
6. Dobrilova (WYO) vs. Durgun (SJSU) 6–3, 4–3, unfinished