April 20, 2013
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (UNLVRebels.com) - Forced to play late and indoors for a second straight day because of snowy conditions, the 61st-ranked UNLV women's tennis team was upset by Wyoming 4-2 Saturday night in a neutral-site match at the Miramount Lifestyle Fitness Center.
The Lady Rebels fell to 15-7 overall and 5-2 in Mountain West play. Because of the rescheduling forced by the wintry weather, the match was stopped when a team reached four points.
UNLV had to attempt to climb out of a 1-0 hole after losing all three doubles matches to start things.
In singles, Aleksandra Josifoska, ranked 37th in the nation, downed Veronica Popovici 7-5, 6-1 at the top spot. Lucia Batta, ranked 82nd, stayed undefeated in dual matches this season at a staggering 21-0 with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Simona Synkova at the second position. That was all the scoring for the Lady Rebels, however, as the Cowgirls earned a comeback win on court three that set them up for the team victory.
UNLV will close out its regular-season schedule Sunday when it faces Air Force in Fort Collins at 10 a.m. PT.
UNLV WOMEN'S TENNIS RESULTS WYOMING 4, #61 UNLV 2 April 20, 2013, at Fort Collins, CO (Miramont Lifestyle Fitness)
Singles competition 1. #37 Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) def. Veronica Popovici (WYO) 7-5, 6-1 2. #82 Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. Simona Synkova (WYO) 6-3, 6-2 3. Alexandra Kovacs (WYO) def. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 4. Sasa Nemcova (WYO) def. Janine Erasmus (UNLV) 6-4, 6-4 5. Jessica Parizher (WYO) def. Ella Bourchier (UNLV) 6-2, 6-2 6. Silviya Zhelyazkova (WYO) led Iren Kotseva (UNLV) 6-4, 2-1 DNF
Doubles competition 1. Veronica Popovici/Simona Synkova (WYO) def. Lucia Batta/Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) 9-7 2. Alexandra Kovacs/Sasa Nemcova (WYO) def. Aleksandra Josifoska/Janine Erasmus (UNLV) 8-6 3. Jessica Parizher/Silviya Zhelyazkova (WYO) def. Iren Kotseva/Ella Bourchier (UNLV) 8-3