* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team rebounded in a big way Friday afternoon in Laramie, picking up their first Mountain West victory of the season over Boise State, winning 4-1.

The win evens UW’s conference record to 1-1 and moves the overall mark to 10-7 on the year.

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“I thought it was pretty gutsy the way we bounced back today,” said Head Coach Dean Clower after the match.

“To lose 4-3 on the road like last week, they could have easily faltered and lost confidence. I thought today we came out in doubles and played our style, we were very aggressive and I think the reason we came out and won this match was our leadership. Soph (Zehender), Noesjka (Brink), V (Violetta Borodina), those girls came out here ready to go. I’m super proud of them and I know we will look like that again on Sunday.”

Wyoming came out strong to win a hotly-contested doubles point Friday. The Cowgirls got wins from the No. 1 and 3 positions to secure the point. First, at No. 1, it was the team of Violetta Borodina and Sophie Zehender who took care of business as usual, winning 6-3. At the third position, Jeselle Ante and Lucia Malinak picked up a 6-4 win to clinch the point.

In singles, Noesjka Brink opened the wins for the Cowgirls as she won at No. 2, 6-2 and 6-3. Next, was another straight-set win as Borodina came out on top, 6-1, 6-4. Zehender clinched the match on the day for the Brown & Gold as she came out on top in a three-set battle, 6-4, 4-6 and 6-3. With their singles wins, Brink and Zehender both move to 2-0 in conference action on the young MW season.

Next up, Wyoming will look to make it a 2-0 weekend at home. The Cowgirls welcome in Utah State for a 10 a.m., matchup Sunday.

Wyoming vs. Boise State
3/22/2024 in Laramie, Wyo.

Wyoming 4, Boise State 1
Doubles competition
1. Borodina/Zehender (WYO) def. Baptista/Marruffo (BSU) 6-3
2. Brink/Dobrilova (WYO) vs. Discenza/Heffernan (BSU) 4-4, unfinished
3. Ante/Malinak (WYO) def. Conde Vendrell/Ernsberger (BSU) 6-4

Singles competition
1. Zehender (WYO) def. Ernstberger (BSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
2. Brink (WYO) def. Baptista (BSU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Borodina (WYO) def. Marruffo (BSU) 6-1, 6-4
4. Heffernan (BSU) def. Dobrilova (WYO) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
5. Ante (WYO) vs. Discenza (BSU) 6-0, 1-0, unfinished
6. Malinak (WYO) vs. Briones (BSU) 2-3, unfinished

From Bison to Triceratops - All of Wyoming's Official Things

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.

Gallery Credit: Ben Kuhns

- From Bison to Triceratops - All of Wyoming's Official Things

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