Cowgirl Tennis Begins Play at ITA Mountain Regional Tournament
Oct. 10, 2012
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -
In a rain plagued first day, the Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team began competition in the opening round of the 2012 ITA Mountain Regional Championships, on Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nev.
Four Cowgirls won their first round matches, which was shortened due to the weather. The top seed for the Cowgirls Veronica Popovici won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0, over Rita Bermudez of Idaho. Her next match will be against Emma Isberg of Denver. Senior Alexandra Kovacs had a solid 6-4, 6-0 win over Jennifer Weissmann of Colorado State. Two sophomores also made their presence known on the first day. Christa Gecheva defeated Bobbie Oshiro of Boise State, 6-2, 6-2, and will play UNLV's Aleksandra Josifoska of UNLV. Jessica Parizher lost only three games to win her match, 6-0, 6-3, over Annemieke Witte of New Mexico State. She will face Callie Craig of Utah. Due to delays with the weather, seniors Sasa Nemcova and Simona Synkova were still yet to complete their matches.
Alma Espinosa and Silviya Zhelyazkova each suffered first round losses. Espinosa lost to Sophia Bergner (Denver), 6-2, 6-3, while Zhelyazkova fell in two sets, 6-4, 6-0, against Sophie Stevens of Nevada. They will now move into the consolation bracket.
Singles and doubles play will continue tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 11, in Las Vegas. Full results can be found at http://www.unlvrebels.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/unlv-12-ita-regional.html.