FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team made it four straight wins Saturday as it hung on for a 4–3 victory over Nevada.
The Cowgirls clinched the win with a thrilling three-set victory from Sophie Zehender at the No. 1 singles position.
Wyoming won a third-set tiebreaker for the second time in a row, thanks to Zehender winning 7–5, 6–7 (6–8) and 7–6 (8–6). Violetta Borodina and Maria Oreshkina at No. 4 and No. 2, respectively, also picked up singles wins for the Cowgirls.
Borodina was victorious in straight sets, 6–2, 6–2, while Oreshkina also nabbed a three-set win for UW as she won 7–5, 5–7, 6–1. The wins from those two helped the Cowgirls jump out to a 3–1 advantage in the match after opening the contest with the doubles point. The Wolf Pack responded to win at No. 3 and No. 5 to knot up the match at 3–3 before Zehender’s clinch.
UW got wins at the second and third doubles positions Saturday to clinch the doubles point. Borodina and Oreshkina won their eighth straight contest as a duo with a 6–3 win at the No. 2 spot. Meanwhile, at No. 3, Noesjka Brink and Nikol Dobrilova clinched the point for Wyoming with a 6–4 win.
“We fought hard today,” assistant coach Julie Gonzalez said. “It was a battle against a well-coached team. Now, we recover and go back to work tomorrow. A big shoutout goes to all of our fans who traveled down to support the team.”