* University of Wyoming press release

BOISE, Idaho – The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team got back to their winning ways Saturday with an impressive 4-1 win on the road at Boise State. Although the Cowgirls won comfortably against the Broncos, the final score was not indicative of how close the contest was.

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“We didn’t play our best tennis and a lot of that was due to Boise State,” said Head Coach Dean Clower. “To win matches on the road, is no easy task. I thought we stayed disciplined in the moments we needed to and that’s what wins matches. We have a quick recovery and need to be ready to take on a Utah State team that just came off a huge victory today.”

Ana Fernandez clinched the victory for the Cowgirls (11-9, 6-1 MW) at the No. 5 singles spot, winning in three sets.

Fernandez rallied to win her matchup, 3-6, 6-2 and 6-4. Wyoming also got wins at the No. 3 and 4 spots on the day. Both Violetta Borodina and Noesjka Brink earned straight-set victories, but both had to win via tiebreaker in the second set. Borodina won 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) at the third spot while Brink won 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) at the No. 4 position.

Wyoming started the day, much like it ended it, fighting to clinch the Doubles Point against Boise. The Cowgirls edged out the Broncos at the No. 3 spot, in another tiebreak, as Brink and Nikol Dobrilova got the point with a 7-6 (7-5) win.

Borodina and Maria Oreshkina won at the second doubles spot Saturday, 6-3.

“I think it was a great win for us today!” said Lucia Malinak post-match. “We were fighting and playing Cowgirl Tennis on every line. That is exactly what we need to win.”

The Cowgirls now look to make it a perfect weekend and keep pace with Air Force for the top of the league standings, Sunday morning in a 10 a.m., contest against Utah State.

Wyoming 4, Boise State 1
Doubles competition
1. Discenza/Marruffo (BSU) def. Ana Fernandez/Sophie Zehender (WYO) 7-5
2. Violetta Borodina/Maria Oreshkina (WYO) def. Baptista/Stewart (BSU) 6-3
3. Noesjka Brink/Nikol Dobrilova (WYO) def. Ernstberger/Heffernan (BSU) 7-6 (7-5)

Singles competition
1. Zehender (WYO) vs. Ernstberger (BSU) 7-6 (7-5), 4-3, unfinished
2. Marruffo (BSU) def. Oreshkina (WYO) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
3. Borodina (WYO) def. Stewart (BSU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Brink (WYO) def. Baptista (BSU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
5. Fernandez (WYO) def. Heffernan (BSU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
6. Dobrilova vs. Discenza (BSU) 5-7, 6-6, unfinished

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Every state in our nation has chosen things that represent the state in one way or another to be official state things. Like a flower, or animal. Wyoming is no different.

The Equality State, or the Cowboy State, depending on which state slogan you want to go with, has a state flower. But did you know we also have a state tree and a state fish? Yes, we even have a state code.

To be an official thing, a member of the state legislature must write and submit a bill to the legislature declaring that a thing will be the official state thing. Then the legislature votes to pass the bill, or not, if it passes, the governor signs the bill into law and we have a new official state thing.

Here is what we have so far, all of Wyoming's official things. Now you can win big on Wyo Trivia Night if that's a thing that exists.

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