UW tennis trio named to All-Mountain West Teams
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., -- A trio of Wyoming tennis student-athletes were honored Friday with All-Mountain West tennis honors, as voted on by the league’s coaches and announced Friday afternoon.
Maria Oreshkina and Sophie Zehender were both named to the All-MW Singles Team, while Zehender joined doubles partner Ana Fernandez on the All-MW Doubles squad.
It was the second consecutive conference honor for Oreshkina, who landed on both the singles and doubles teams last season. This season, Oreshkina went 4-4 during league play, playing almost exclusively at the No. 1 singles spot and had three victories this season over fellow all-conference honorees this season.
Zehender, was second on the Cowgirls this season with an 11-6 record overall in singles play, including an 8-3 mark at the No. 2 position. Zehender went 4-3 in conference play, with five matches coming against other all-league honorees. Zehender was a two-time Mountain West Female Tennis Athlete of the Week this season, earning the honor February 24 and March 10.
Fernandez was named to the Doubles Team along with partner, Zehender. The duo compiled a team-high 13-4 mark this season and won eight of their last 10 matches together. In Mountain West play, the tandem went 5-3.
The honors mark the 16th and 17th singles selections for Wyoming under head coach Dean Clower. It also marks the 10th consecutive season that a doubles team was honored under Clower’s tutelage. Wyoming finished the season winning seven consecutive matches to end the season, the third-longest winning streak in program history. The Cowgirls went 13-6 overall and 7-2 in MW play.
* University of Wyoming press release