* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team embarks on what has become an annual trip to McComb, Mississippi this week with a trio of neutral-site matches Thursday through Saturday.

The Cowgirls will face McNeese State, Southeastern Louisiana and West Alabama on the trip.

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Wyoming opens play with a 4 p.m., MT contest against West Alabama Thursday, Feb. 9. Then, the Cowgirls will face McNeese State at 6 p.m., MT Friday before finishing with a Saturday contest against SELA at 11 a.m., MT Saturday. This will be the fourth consecutive season that the Cowgirls will play at the event. In the previous three seasons, UW is 4-0 in contests in McComb.

Wyoming (1-4) is coming off a home-opening 5-2 victory Saturday over Idaho. The Cowgirls opened the match by making quick work of the Vandals to secure the doubles point, winning all three doubles contests. At No. 1 doubles, the team of Ana Fernandez and Sophie Zehender won 6-3, as did Violetta Borodina and Maria Oreshkina at the No. 2 spot. Rounding things out was a 6-1 victory from the third team of Noesjka Brink and Nikol Dobrilova.

In singles play, the Cowgirls won 4-of-6 contests, earning wins at the first, third, fourth and fifth singles positions. Zehender picked up her first dual victory of the season at No. 1, dispensing of Annabel Davis in straight sets, 6-4 and 7-6. At the No. 3 spot, Dobrilova picked up her team-leading third singles win of the season, winning a three-set thriller over Starreveld of Idaho, 6-2, 2-6 and 7-6.

Brink and Borodina both picked up straight-set wins at the No. 4 and 5 positions, respectively against Idaho. Brink won 6-4 and 6-3 over the Vandals’ Saffron Dowse. Borodina, meanwhile, tallied a 6-3 and 6-4 win over Lena Beckx. Borodina’s victory was the first of her Cowgirl career.

The Cowgirls will face tough tests this week down South, as the trio of opponents have combined for a 7-1 record in dual matches to open the 2023 slate. McNeese State is the only one of the three that has played a neutral match this season, picking up a 6-1 victory over Grambling in Ruston, Louisiana. McNeese has also won three true road matches this season while UWA is 1-0 away from home.

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