* University of Wyoming press release

FORT COLLINS, Colo., – The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis squad opened its busy weekend of action Friday with an impressive day one at the Colorado State Jon Messick Invitational.

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The first day featured two rounds of doubles play and one round of singles action. UW went near-perfect on the day, winning a total of nine contests.

Wyoming had a great day on the doubles side of play, going 5-0 with its three tandems. The duo of Jeselle Ante and Noesjka Brink went 2-0 together. The team opened the tournament with a 6-2 win over the team of Ellen Puzak and Anya Nelson of Colorado. In their second match of the day, Ante and Brink came out on top 7-6 (7-4) over Beata Havlickova and Sorcha Caves from South Dakota.

The tandem of Nikol Dobrilova and Adel Ismagulova also picked up a pair of doubles wins. The two began with an impressive 6-0 win over Weber State’s Dylan Lolofie and Jessica Hill. The second win came 6-3 over Utah State’s Zeynep Ozturk and Lisa Kung.

The Cowgirls’ third doubles team of Serina Abriola and Lucia Malinak won a thriller in their lone matchup of Friday, defeating Sydney Schnell and Sicely Ferreira of Weber State, 7-6 (10-8).

In singles play, the Brown & Gold also played solid, winning four singles matches on the day. Abriola gave the Cowgirls a three-set win in her singles opener. Abriola defeated Weber’s Ferreira, 4-6, 6-4 and 6-4. Brink picked up a convincing win to begin her draw, defeating Utah State’s Magdalena Nunez 6-0 and 6-2. Ismagulova won 6-3, 6-4 over CU’s Anya Nelson while Malinak also picked up a straight-sets victory, defeating Hanna Haber of Metro State, 6-1 and 6-4.

UW continues action Saturday at the Messick Invite. Sophie Zehender also begins her pre-qualifying play Saturday at the ITA All-Americas in Cary, N.C.

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