Wyoming Tennis Falls Short, 5-2, against Buffs

Courtesy Wyoming Media Relations

BOULDER, Colo. (Feb. 14, 2014) - In their only match of the week, the Cowgirl tennis team suffered a 5-2 loss against the Colorado Buffaloes, on Friday, in Boulder. UW is now 2-2 overall, while Colorado moves to 4-3 overall.

“We lost a tough match today,” said head coach Dean Clower. “We played good in doubles to earn the point. In singles, we battled, but just fell short in a couple tight matches.”

The Cowgirls started off strong by taking two out of three doubles matches to go ahead 1-0. The number one team of Jessica Parizher and Veronica Popovici defeated Winde Janssens and Nuria Ormeno Ruiz, 8-7, while Alma Espinosa and Christa Gecheva clinched the point with an 8-7 (5) win over Alexandra Aiello and Carla Manzi Tenorio. Dorottya Jonas and Alena Vasileva fell to Ashley Tiefel and Julyette Steur, 8-3.

The momentum shifted over the the side of the Buffaloes in singles play as they won five of six matches. The only Cowgirl to take a match was Silviya Zhelyazkova who beat Carla Manzi Tenorio, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6). Janssens defeated Parizher, 6-4, 6-4, to earn the first point of the day for CU. Steur won in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6 (14-12), over Popovici, followed by Jonas who won the first 6-1, but fell 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the next two. Colorado clinched the match as Ormeno Ruiz defeated Gecheva, 6-1, 6-3. At the number six position, Espinosa was defeated by Dhany Quevedo, 6-2, 6-3.

The Cowgirls will return to action on Saturday, March 1, as they host Metro State. The match is set for 12:00 p.m. at the UW Indoor Tennis Courts.

Colorado 5, Wyoming 2

CU (4-3), UW (2-2)

Rocky Mountain Tennis Center at Millennium Harvest House

Friday, Feb. 14, Boulder, Colo.

1) Popovici/Parizher (UW) def. Janssens/Ormeno Ruiz (CU) 8-7 (0)

2) Gecheva/Espinosa (UW) def. Aiello/Manzi Tenorio (CU) 8-7 (5)

3) Tiefel/Steur (CU) def. Jonas/Vasileva (UW) 8-3

Order of Finish: 3,1,2*

1) Julyette Steur (CU) def. Veronica Popovici (UW) 6-2, 7-6 (14-12)

2) Alex Aiello (CU) def. Dorottya Jonas (UW) 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

3) Winde Janssens (CU) def. Jessica Parizher (UW) 6-4, 6-4

4) Nuria Ormeno Ruiz (CU) def. Christa Gecheva (UW) 6-1, 6-3

5) Silviya Zhelyazkova (UW) def. Carla Manzi Tenorio (CU) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6)

6) Dhany Quevedo (CU) def. Alma Espinosa (UW) 6-2, 6-3

Order of Finish: 3,1,2,4*,6,5

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