Lobos Fought Hard Against #59 Wyoming

April 8, 2012


LARAMIE, WYO.--After the Lobos had an exhausting showdown against Colorado State in which they gave everything they had to win with a score of 4-3, the Lobos had very little time to gear up for Wyoming. The Lobos certainly gave it their all once again, but it was not enough against nationally ranked team #59 Wyoming falling with a score of 6-1.

At number one doubles, Michaela Bezdickova and Maria Sablina took on #45 in the nation Popvici/Synkova. The Lobos fought hard but were unable to come out on top, falling with a score of 8-4.

At number two doubles, Kristin Eggleston and Michaela Oldani were defeated by Nemcova/Kovacs with a score of 8-2.

At number three doubles, Alyssa Caffey and Laura Richardson were only three games shy against Zhelyazkova/Parizher dropping the match 8-5.

Wyoming took the doubles point and it was time to transition to singles.

At number one singles, Michaela Bezdickova put up one point on the board for the Lobos defeating her opponent Veronica Popovici. Michaela Bezdickova had a difficult first set winning in a tiebreak, but took the second set easily. The final score was UNM 7-6, 6-1.

Maria Sablina was defeated at the number two spot by Simona Synkova with a score of 6-2, 6-2.

At the number three position, Kristin Eggleston fell to Alexandra Kovacs with a score of 6-2, 6-3.

At the number four spot, Alyssa Caffey fought back after dropping the first set 6-2 against Sasa Nemcova. She pulled it in close but could not get over the hump, falling with a final score of 6-2, 6-4.

At number five singles, Michaela Oldani fell to Jessica Parizher with a score of 6-1, 6-2.

At number six singles, Laura Richardson was defeated by Silviya Zhelyazkova with a score of 6-1, 6-0.

The Lobos are now 8-10 in the overall season with one more match to be played before the Mountain West Tournament.

"They turned out to be a tough team to play at their home. They came out swinging and never looked back. Coming back 14 hours after an intense 4-3 win for us yesterday proved to be exhausting," Head Coach Roy Canada said. "We tried a few things to mess with their rhythm but fell short in the end. Michaela Bezdickova came up with a payback win at number one singles. We are now headed to low altitude for the rest of the season."

The Lobos will play TCU in Fort Worth, Texas on April 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. MT.