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UALR Falls to 64th-Ranked Wyoming Saturday, 5-2
UALR Sports Information
Release: 02/23/2013

LINCOLN, Neb. – UALR tennis (9-4) closed out its road trip with a 5-2 loss to the Cowgirls of Wyoming (4-2) Saturday afternoon (Feb. 23) in Lincoln, Neb.

Leading the Trojans was senior Yana Kakovkina’s (7-4) win at second singles over Simona Synkova, 6-4, 6-4. Junior Viktoriya Plyuta (6-6) came out on top over Wyoming’s Sasa Nemcova 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-6 at fourth singles.

The Cowgirls began the match with a sweep in doubles action. Kakovkina and Plyuta (5-6) fell to Veronica Popovici and Synkova at first doubles 8-4. Senior Veronique Luksich and sophomore Michaela McShane (6-4) fell to Alexandra Kovacs and Nemcova at second doubles, 8-1. Sophomore Dané Vorster and freshman Kamilla Galieva (6-2) lost at third doubles, 8-4, to Jessica Parizher and Silviya Zhelyazkova.

In other matches, Luksich (8-4) fell to Popovici at first singles 6-4, 6-0. Kovacs edged Galieva (10-3) at third singles 6-1, 6-3. Parizher beat Vorster (6-7) 6-0, 6-1 at fifth singles. Finally, McShane (7-3) lost to Christa Gecheva at sixth singles, 6-1, 6-4.

UALR returns home to take on Louisiana Tech next Saturday (March 2). Match time at the Pleasant Valley Country Club is set for 2 p.m.

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