Falcons Play Fresno State and Nevada This Weekend
April 3, 2013
at #60 Fresno State
April 5, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
April 6, 2013, 9 a.m.
The Air Force women's tennis team travels to Fresno, Calif., this weekend for a pair of Mountain West matches against the two conference newcomers. The Falcons will face 60th-ranked Fresno State on Friday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m. and Nevada on Saturday, April 6 at 9 a.m.
AIR FORCE HEAD COACH Kim Gidley
Air Force head coach Kim Gidley is in her 15th season at the helm of Air Force's women's tennis program. The first civilian head coach in the history of the program, Gidley became the winningest coach in the history of the program in 2003 with her 76th victory. She recorded her 100th career victory during the 2005-06 season and currently has a 196-200 career record.
LAST TIME OUT
Air Force had its eight-match winning streak snapped with a 6-1 loss to 70th-ranked Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo., on March 16. The Falcons fell to 12-5 overall and 1-1 in the Mountain West
The Cowgirls took all three matches to win the doubles point. Alexandra Kovacs and Sasa Nemcova defeated Christine Molina and Natsha Rizvi 8-3 at the No. 2 spot to open up the day. That was followed by Jessica Parizher and Silviya Zhelyazkova clinching the point with an 8-3 win over Tiffany Tran and Marcelli Magday at No. 3. Wyoming's No. 1 team of Veronica Popovici and Simona Synkova wrapped things up with their 8-5 victory against Melissa Cecil and Hannah Dake.
The momentum stayed with Wyoming in singles action as they took five of the six matches to win the match. Kovacs earned the Cowgirls second point of the day with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Dake at No. 3, followed by Popovici winning the No. 1 match, 6-1, 6-3, over Molina. Synkova clinched the match for Wyoming with her 6-2, 6-2 victory against Tran at No. 2. At No. 4, Nemcova had a 6-2, 7-6(4) win over Rizvi while Pairzher won at No. 5, 6-1, 7-6(4) against Cecil. In the final match of the day, Air Force freshman Mary Meyers won the No. 6 match in three sets, 6-1, 2-6, 7-6(8) over Christa Gecheva.
Air Force returns home to face New Mexico on Friday, April 12 at 2 p.m. and Boise State on Sunday, April 14 at 12 p.m.