WICHITA, Kan.- The Shocker women's tennis team hits the road this weekend for two matches. They will take on Wyoming on Saturday in Laramie, Wyo. at noon; then they will head to Denver, Colo. on Sunday to take on Denver at 1 p.m.
The No. 62 Wyoming Cowgirls (5-4) will be well rested for their matchup against the Shockers. Their last time out, the Cowgirls defeated Idaho, 5-2. Wyoming brings with them the No. 60 doubles team in the nation, which consists of Junior Simona Synkova and Sophomore Veronica Popovici. The duo is 3-4 in dual match competition and play in the number one spot.
The Denver Pioneers (8-3) are coming off a very successful weekend. They defeated Air Force, 5-2, on Friday, Feb. 24 and Colorado, 5-2, on Sunday, Feb. 26. Junior Sophia Bergner plays in the number one singles position and is 9-2 in dual match competition. The Pioneer's sophomore combination of Natalie Dunn and Caroline Schnell is 8-3 on the season, playing in the three position. Before taking on the Shockers, Denver will head to Laramie, Wyo. on Friday to take on Wyoming.
Wichita State (6-4) is coming off a weekend that saw them lose to No. 27 Nebraska, 6-1, and defeat both Colorado State and Creighton, 7-0. With their win against Creighton, the Shockers earned their first conference win of the season. It was another successful week for senior Lutfiana Budiharto. She went 3-0 in singles on the weekend, in the process defeating No. 57 Mary Weatherholt from Nebraska, 0-6, 6-4, 1-0(8). Budiharto is now the No. 99 singles player in the nation.
After their matches against Wyoming and Denver, the Shocker women will return home on Saturday, March 17 for matches against North Texas and Cowley County at the Sheldon Colman Tennis Complex.