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Cowgirl tennis team down by Aztecs 5-2

Mar 25, 2012 - UW Sports Information

The 61st ranked Wyoming Tennis team (9-7 overall, 1-1 MW) closed out the weekend with a 5-2 loss against the San Diego State Aztecs, on Sunday morning, in San Diego.

"We lost to a very good San Diego State team today," said interim head coach Dean Clower. "SDSU is a well-coached team and just beat us today. We will need to rebound and be ready for Boise State next weekend."

The Cowgirls got off to a solid start as they won two of three doubles matches to earn the first point of the day. The freshmen duo of Silviya Zhelyazkova and Jessica Parizher defeated Emma Cioffi and Kristin Buth, 8-6, while Alexandra Kovacs and Sasa Nemcova earned an 8-5 win over Julia Wais and Alicia Aguilar to seal the point for the Cowgirls. The other doubles team in action was Veronica Popovici and Simona Synkova who fell to Roxanne and Sierra Ellison, 8-5.

In singles action, the Aztecs dominated as they won five out of the six matches. SDSU earned their first point of the day as Aguilar beat Parizher, 6-4, 6-2. Synkova briefly gave the Cowgirls the lead back with her 7-5, 6-0 win over Cioffi. Unfortunately, they were unable to win another match. Sierra Ellison defeated Nemcova, 6-2, 6-4, followed by Wais with a straight set win, 6-4, 7-5, over Popovici. Kovacs would battle with Laura Antonana Iriarte but fell in three sets, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, while Buth beat Zhelyazkova, 6-4, 6-2.

The Cowgirls will be back in action next Saturday against the Boise State Broncos. The match is set to be played in Ft. Collins.

San Diego State 5, Wyoming 2

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Aztec Tennis Center | San Diego, Calif.


1. Roxanne Ellison/Sierra Ellison (SDSU) def. No. 61 Veronica Popovici/Simona Synkova (WYO), 8-5

2. Alexandra Kovacs/Sasa Nemcova (WYO) def. Julia Wais/Alicia Aguilar (SDSU), 8-5

3. Silviya Zhelyazkova/Jessica Parizher (WYO) def. Emma Cioffi/Kristin Buth (SDSU), 8-6

Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1


1. Julia Wais (SDSU) def. Veronica Popovici (WYO), 6-4, 7-5

2. Simona Synkova (WYO) def. Emma Cioffi (SDSU), 7-5, 6-0

3. Laura Antonana Iriarte (SDSU) def. Alexandra Kovacs (WYO), 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

4. Sierra Ellison (SDSU) def. Sasa Nemcova (WYO), 6-2, 6-4

5. Alicia Aguilar (SDSU) def. Jessica Parizher (WYO), 6-4, 6-2

6. Kristin Buth (SDSU) def. Silviya Zhelyazkova (WYO), 6-4, 6-2

Order of Finish: 5, 2, 4, 1, 6, 3

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