* University of Wyoming Athletics media relations release

BROKEN ARROW, Okla., -- The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team returned to the hometown of head coach Dean Clower (Broken Arrow, Okla.) and put on a show, defeating Northeastern State 6-1.

The win is the first of the spring for the Cowgirls (2-4) and the fifth of 2022 in the state of Oklahoma. UW swept doubles play to earn the doubles’ point and then proceeded to take 5-of-6 in the singles’ portion to cruise to victory.

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The duo of Noesjka Brink and Mihaela Kaftanova got things started on the day with a win at No. 2 doubles, 6-0. It was the tandem’s fourth victory of the spring together. At the No. 3 spot, Ana Fernandez and Lucia Malinak clinched the point with a 6-4 win before Ida Krause and Maria Oreshkina rounded things out with a 6-1 win at the first doubles position.

In singles play, Krause opened with a quick 6-2, 6-0 victory to open play at the No. 4 spot. At Nos. 1 and 2, Oreshkina and Brink won, respectively. Both won in straight sets as Oreshkina prevailed 6-1 and 6-4 while Brink was victorious 6-0, 6-3 as the Cowgirls clinched the match with those two wins.

Wyoming ended the day with wins at both the fifth and sixth singles spots. Malinak blanked her opponent 6-0 and 6-0 while Alyse Cormier finished the day with a 6-0 and 6-2 win at the No. 6 spot.

The Cowgirls are now off for a couple of weeks and will finally play a match outside of the Sooner State. Wyoming will next travel to McComb, Miss., for a pair of neutral-site matches against Southeastern Louisiana February 5 before facing West Alabama Feb. 6.

Wyoming vs. Northeastern State
1/23/22 in Broken Arrow, Okla.

 

Wyoming 6, Northeastern State 1
Doubles Competition
1. Ida Krause/Maria Oreshkina (WYO) def. Popova/Carnelutti (NSU) 6-1
2. Noesjka Brink/Mihaela Kaftanova (WYO) def. Moldakhmetova/Vidnere (NSU) 6-0
3. Ana Fernandez/Lucia Malinak (WYO) def. Jayaprakash/Vera (NSU) 6-4

Singles competition
1. Oreshkina (WYO) def. Popova (NSU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Brink (WYO) def. Moldakhmetova (NSU) 6-0, 6-3
3. Costto (NSU) def. Fernandez (WYO) 7-6 (5-0), 6-4
4. Krause (WYO) def. Carnelutti (NSU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Malinak (WYO) def. Vidnere (NSU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Alyse Cormier (WYO) def. Vera (NSU) 6-0, 6-2

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