Tuesday, April 17
#53 Fresno State at #10 California, 1:30 p.m. PT
Thursday, April 19
Idaho at San Francisco, TBA
Friday, April 20
*Idaho at San Jose State, 1:00 p.m. PT
Saturday, April 21
*Utah State at Nevada, 11:00 a.m. PT
#53 Fresno State at Cal Poly, 12:00 p.m. PT
Louisiana Tech at Lewis-Clark State, 12:00 p.m. PT
Sunday, April 22
*Louisiana Tech at Idaho, 10:00 a.m. PT
Loyola Marymount at #53 Fresno State, 11:00 a.m. PT
*#55 Hawai’i at Nevada, 11:00 a.m. PT
* WAC matchup
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK (April 9-15)
DENVER – Nevada’s Michelle Okhremchuk has been named Verizon Western Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week, for the week of April 9-15.
Okhremchuk, a sophomore from Doneck, Ukraine, went undefeated in singles and doubles play last weekend, while Nevada went 1-1 against Idaho and Gonzaga. She earned a 6-0, 6-3 victory in No. 1 singles against Idaho’s Vicky Lozano and teamed with Emma Verberne to defeat Lozano and Almudena Sanz in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (7-4). Despite her efforts, Nevada still fell to the Vandals 4-3. In the victory over Gonzaga, Okhremchuk turned in another straight victory, topping Prue Teitzel 6-3, 6-0. She and Verberne also notched a victory in No. 1 doubles. The two singles wins give Okhremchuk 20 this season, which is good for fifth most in a season at Nevada.
Other women’s nominees included: Idaho sophomore Beatriz Flores … Louisiana Tech junior Alena Erofeyeva … Utah State freshman McKenzie Davis.
WAC IN THE RANKINGS
Two WAC teams are ranked in the April 10 ITA Rankings. Fresno State is at No. 53 and Hawai’i checks in at No. 55
Fresno State’s Marianne Jodoin is the lone ranked singles player in the WAC, at No. 47 in the nation.
Last week, No. 53 Fresno State had its only match, against Pacific, cancelled due to inclement weather.
This week, the Bulldogs have three matches. Fresno faces No. 10 California on Tuesday, Cal Poly on Saturday and Loyola Marymount on Sunday.
No. 55 Hawai’i was off last week.
This week, the Rainbow Wahine will close out the regular season with a conference match at Nevada on Sunday.
Idaho went 1-1 last week, climbing to 16-6 on the campaign. The Vandals defeated conference foe Nevada 4-3, and were topped by Oregon 5-2.
This week, the Vandals have three matches. Idaho travels to California for two matches on Thursday and Friday, at San Francisco and San Jose State, respectively. On Sunday, the Vandals return home to close out the regular season with a match against Louisiana Tech.
Last week, Louisiana Tech went 1-1. The Lady Techsters fell 6-1 to Houston, but rebounded to defeat Southern, 6-1.
This week, LTU travels to the Northwest for two duals. The Lady Techsters face Lewis-Clark State on Saturday and Idaho on Sunday, to close out the regular season.
Last week, Nevada went 1-1, falling 4-3 to WAC foe Idaho and then defeating Gonzaga, 5-2.
This week, Nevada hosts two WAC duals, facing Utah State on Saturday and Hawai’i on Sunday.
NEW MEXICO STATE
Last week, New Mexico State was off.
This week, New Mexico State will face Western New Mexico on Wednesday, to wrap up the regular season.
SAN JOSE STATE
Last week, San Jose State fell to UC Davis, 6-1, on Sunday.
This week, the Spartans host Idaho, on Friday, in a WAC dual to close out the regular season.
Last week, Utah State swept Idaho State, 7-0, on Tuesday, improving to 9-9 on the year.
This week, the Aggies travel to Nevada for a WAC dual to close out the regular season.