The Wyoming Cowgirls advanced to the Mountain West Women’s Tennis Championship semifinals with a 4-2 win over Nevada Friday in Las Vegas.

The Cowgirls picked up wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to earn the first point of the match. Dorottya Jonas and Ana Tkachenko won 6-3, while Magdalena Stencel and Milka Genkova also won 6-3.

Wyoming picked up victories at No. 2, 5 and 6 singles and captured the match.

Jonas kept the momentum rolling at No. 2 singles with a 7-5, 6-4 win. At No. 6 singles, Tkachenko rolled to a 6-4, 6-1 victory. The clincher came from Elisa Koonik, who earned a hard fought three-set victory at No. 5 singles. She rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 win.

In a release from the university, head coach Dean Clower felt his squad focused on themselves.

“We played our style of tennis which is what we talked about all week. The team was determined and gutsy in singles today and that’s what it takes to win at this tournament. We need a quick recover and be ready to do it again tomorrow.”

The Cowgirls won their ninth straight match and improved to 18-3 on the season.

Next up, the MW Championship semifinals against top-seed UNLV Saturday at 11 a.m., Mountain Time.

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