The 2016 Mountain West Women's Tennis Championships begin Thursday for the Wyoming Cowgirls.

Wyoming is the sixth seed and will face the host Colorado State Rams, who are the 11th seed in the first round.

The match has been moved indoors to the Fort Collins Country Club at 5 p.m. due to the prospect of inclement weather in the region.

The Cowgirls just defeated CSU last Saturday in Fort Collins in a 7-0 sweep.

UW went 10-11 in duals during the regular season. That included a 3-2 in conference matches. They are led by senior Nastya Tokareva and sophomore Magdalena Stencel with 21 wins apiece in singles play.

The Rams are 5-14 overall and went 0-6 in the MW.

KOWB's David Settle caught up with Wyoming head coach Dean Clower. They discuss the championships, the rematch with the Rams, the benefit of a tough schedule and more as the MW Championships approach.

Wyoming finished runner-up in last year's event, as they fell to New Mexico in the finals.

The winner of the UW-CSU match will face No. 3 seed UNLV in the quarterfinals Friday.

Fresno State is the top seed, while New Mexico is second. Seeding is based on rankings and not the conference record.

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