* University of Wyoming press release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., – The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team came up just short on the road against conference-leading New Mexico Sunday. Wyoming’s four match winning streak was snapped as its comeback fell shy, losing 4-3.

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The Cowgirls (15-9, 6-3 MW) got out to an early lead thanks to a marathon win in doubles. Wyoming got a 6-2 win at No. 1 from the duo of Violetta Borodina and Sophie Zehender. The tandem extends their program record for single-season doubles victories with 27 this season with the win. The Cowgirls clinched the doubles point at No. 2 as the team of Noesjka Brink and Nikol Dobrilova won their tiebreak, 10-8 to come out on top, 7-6.

New Mexico came out in singles and won the first three decisions on the day to stake a 3-1 lead overall in the match. However, UW would rally, winning at both No. 1 and No. 2 to knot the match up at 3-3. Zehender rallied to win in three sets at the first spot, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4 and 6-3. Brink also came-from-behind to earn a three-set victory, winning 5-7, 7-5 and 6-1. Brink now has 26 singles wins overall this season and is just two shy of tying the single-season program record. The Lobos ultimately clinched the match with a hard-fought, three set victory at the No. 3 singles position.

Wyoming will conclude its regular season Friday at Border Rival Colorado State in a 3:30 p.m., matchup with the Rams.

Wyoming at New Mexico

New Mexico 4, Wyoming 3
Doubles competition
1. Borodina/Zehender (WYO) def. Jhang/Hoppe (UNM) 6-2
2. Brink/Dobrilova (WYO) def. Huang/Sodre (UNM) 7-6 (10-8)
3. Vandeputte/Vandeputte (UNM) def. Ante/Malinak (WYO) 7-5

Singles competition
1. Zehender (WYO) def. Jhang (UNM) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-3
2. Brink (WYO) def. O’Connor (UNM) 5-7, 7-5, 6-1
3. Huang (UNM) def. Borodina (WYO) 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 7-5
4. M. Vandeputte (UNM) def. Ante (WYO) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
5. Hoppe (UNM) def. Malinak (WYO) 6-4, 6-2
6. Sodre (UNM) def. Dobrilova (WYO) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

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