No. 3 UNLV Outlasts No. 6 Wyoming in 2016 MW Women's Tennis Quarterfinal
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – It took four hours and 36 minutes but the third-seeded UNLV Rebels earned a 4-3 quarterfinal victory over No. 6 Wyoming on Friday night at the Miramont Lifestyle Fitness Center in Fort Collins, Colorado..
Back-and-forth doubles action set the tone for the evening. The Rebels won on court No. 1 but less than five minutes later the Cowgirls tied up the match on court two. On the deciding court three, Wyoming, which held the lead for a majority of the No. 3 doubles match, were victorious, giving the Cowgirls the doubles point.
In singles play, UNLV opened up all four contest with first set victories, but Wyoming fought back for second-set wins on three of four courts. UNLV’s Aiwen Zhu was the lone Rebel to sweep her opponent, defeating Dorottya Jonas 6-2, 6-2. On the third court, Rebels freshman Anna Bogoslavets needed three sets to defeat Nastya Tokareva 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Wyoming tied up the overall match at two apiece with a Magdalena Stencel three-set victory over Carol Yang on court one, but UNLV won two of the last three matches (No. 4 and 6) to seal the victory.
The Rebels advance to take on No. 2 New Mexico on Saturday at 5 p.m. This will mark the first semifinal appearance for UNLV since winning the league championship in 2013.
Saturday’s matches will be played at the Fort Collins Country Club and will be streamed live and for free on the Mountain West Network.