Wyoming Blanks Colorado State During First Round of 2016 MW Women's Tennis Championship

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The sixth-seeded Wyoming women’s tennis team took a quick 4-0 victory over No. 11 Colorado State Rams in the opening round of the 2016 Mountain West Women’s Tennis Championship at the Fort Collins Country Club, hosted by Colorado State University.

The Cowgirls advance to Friday’s quarterfinal round and will face No. 3 seed UNLV at 6:30 p.m. MT at Miramont Lifestyle Fitness Club in Fort Collins. Wyoming now has at least one MW postseason victory each year dating back to 2011.

Wyoming picked up wins in order at No. 3 (Nastya Tokareva 6-2, 6-2 over Emily Kolbow), No. 1 (Magdalena Stencel 6-2, 6-3 over Laia Hernandez Soler) and No. 2 (Dorottya Jonas 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 over Aina Hernandez Soler). Both Tokareva and Stencel earned all-conference honors earlier this week.

The Cowgirls picked up the doubles point with a 6-1 win at the No. 1 position and a 6-2 victory at No. 2.

Thursday’s match marks the end of CSU head coach Jon Messick’s 31-year coaching career. Messick announced his retirement on Tuesday afternoon.

Colorado State finished its season with a 5-15 record, while Wyoming improved to 11-11.