Cowgirl Tennis Opens Up With Victory

Jan. 27, 2006

BOZEMAN, Mont. -

The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team earned their first victory of the spring season with an exciting 4-3 win over the Montana State Bobcats on Friday afternoon in Bozeman, Mont.

In doubles play, the Cowgirls earned the team point by winning two of three matches. The most exciting match of the day came from the Cowgirl number one team of Patricia Chien and Karolina Rowinski, who came back from a 7-6 score, to win the next three games and earn the 9-7 victory over Allison Fey and Vera Vasileva. Wyoming's Michelle Brown and Jamie Nelson won, 8-5, over the team of Lisa Clark and Katy Clarke, however UW's Andrea House and Amy Senko fell by a score of 8-2 against Nuria Lozano and Nicole Luetolf.

It was a battle as the two teams split in singles play. Cowgirl freshman Jamie Nelson earned her first college victory with a three set win (2-6, 6-1, 6-2) over Vera Vasileva at the number three spot. At the number four position, Andrea House was victorious against Katy Clarke (7-5, 7-5), as was Michelle Brown over Lisa Clark in two sets, 6-2, 6-1, in the sixth spot. Montana State earned wins at the number one, two and five positions. Nicole Luetolf defeated Patricia Chien, 6-2, 6-3, while Nuria Lozano won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, over Karolina Rowinski. Allison Fey also earned a 6-2, 6-4 over Amy Senko.

"I was happy with the way the girls competed in their first match of the spring season," said head coach Krissy Hall. "It's a great start and I hope that we can carry that momentum over to our match tomorrow against Gonzaga."

Wyoming will continue play on Saturday against Gonzaga at 3:00 p.m. and then wrap up the weekend against Utah State, on Sunday morning, at 8:00 a.m. Both matches will be played in Bozeman, Mont.

Wyoming 4 Montana State 3

No. 1 Nicole Luetolf (MSU) def. Patricia Chien (WY), 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 Nuria Lozano (MSU) def. Karolina Rowinski (WY), 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 Jamie Nelson (WY) def. Vera Vasileva (MSU), 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 Andrea House (WY) def. Katy Clarke (MSU), 7-5, 7-5
No. 5 Allison Fey (MSU) def. Amy Senko (WY), 6-2, 6-4
No. 6 Michelle Brown (WY) def. Lisa Clark (MSU), 6-2, 6-1

No. 1 Chien/Rowinski (WY) def. Vasileva/Fey (MSU), 9-7
No. 2 Lozano/Luetolf (MSU) def. House/Senko (WY), 8-2
No. 3 Brown/Nelson (WY) def. Clarke/Clark (MSU), 8-5