Women’s tennis swings out of losing slump, wins two games

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    By Sokphal Tun

    The women”s tennis team came out of its four-game slump as the Cougars defeated two conference foes over the weekend -Colorado State and Wyoming.

    The Cougars showed their dominance as they won all of their single matches.

    In action against the Rams, the Cougars (8-12) won the doubles point and found success at the No. 3, No. 5, and No. 6 spot in singles, as they defeated the Rams 4-3.

    Freshman Rebecca Pike won her first singles match of the season 6-1, 6-3 against the Rams” senior Catherine Sullivan.

    Junior Dominique Reynolds kept her 12-game winning streak alive as she defeated freshman Dasha Zhurin 6-0, 6-2.

    Saturday, April 6, was no different as the Cougars upended the Cowgirls 5-2.

    The Cougars not only received the doubles point, but they were able to sweep straight down the line as well.

    Without senior co-captain Brooke Beverly present because of a pull muscle the day before, Australian freshman Nicole Schneider stepped in and came through for the Cougars in a three set win 7-5, 6-7, 10-6.

    “We”re not sure how bad it is,” head coach Craig Manning said. “We”ll see today how long she is going to be out for.”

    Junior Liza Khoudoiarova proved that Wyoming”s sophomore Toni Terhaar was no match for her as she defeated Terhaar easily in two sets of 6-0, 6-0.

    The Cougars will complete their conference play as they travel to Utah this week.

    They are now 3-3 in conference play and will see if they can keep their two game winning streak as they take on the Utes Friday at 4 p.m.

    “It”s going to be tough for us to play them up there,” Manning said. “Hopefully we can get ready. Right now we are trying to get everyone healthy.

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