Cowgirl Tennis Wins Two Titles In Tournament Finale

Sept. 22, 2012

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Cowgirl tennis team wrapped up their weekend with a singles and doubles title on Saturday at the BYU Invitational.

"I would like to congratulate Simona (Synkova) with her dominating performance all weekend," said head coach Dean Clower. "This was a good start for the team as we are going in the right direction. The team will enjoy this and continue to get better with practice next week."

Senior Simona Synkova claimed the White bracket title with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over McKenzie Davis of Utah State. In other singles action, Jessica Parizher and Silviya Zhelyazkova battled it out in the consolation rounds. Parizher beat Julie Tukuafu in three sets, 3-6, 6-2, 12-10, while Zhelyazkova earned a spot in the finals with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Mackenna Maddox of BYU. In their final match of the day, Parizher defeated Zhelyazkova in one set, 6-3.

In doubles action, Synkova took home her second title of the day. She and partner Veronica Popovici defeated Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Desiree Tran, 8-3.

Wyoming will return to action in a couple of weeks. Simona Synkova and Veronica Popovici will be at the Rivera/ITA All-America Championships, Oct. 4-7, in Pacific Palisades, Calif., while the rest of the team will participate in the Air Force Invitational, Oct. 5-7, in Colorado Springs.