Cowgirl Tennis Opens MWC Play With Win Over Falcons

Feb. 3, 2007

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team earned their first victory of the season, along with earning their first conference win, by defeating the Air Force Academy Falcons, 6-1 on Saturday in Laramie.

"This was a great win for us today," said head coach Krissy Hall. "It really helped to win the doubles point which gave us some momentum in to singles play. I also thought Sarah (Summerfield), Amy (Senko) and Michelle (Brown) did a nice job of pulling out each of their matches in three sets."

In doubles play, the Cowgirls won all three matches to win the doubles team point. The number one UW team of Andrea House and Karolina Rowinski defeated Christine Abayan and Meghan Kiser, 8-2. Wyoming's Corina Lazar and Sarah Summerfield earned an 8-3 win over Karissa Walker and Lauren Wilson, while Cowgirls Michelle Brown and Amy Senko closed it out with an 8-4 victory against Kelly Morgan and Erika Shortridge.

Wyoming would win five of six matches in singles play to wrap up the match. At number one singles, Summerfield needed three sets to defeat Abayan, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. Lazar earned a straight set win, 6-0, 6-1, over Walker, as did House, 6-1, 6-0, over Shortridge. Brown defeated Kiser, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2, while Senko closed it out with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over Morgan. Rowinski was the lone Cowgirl to fall in her match, 6-3, 6-2 against Wilson.

The Cowgirls will be on the road next week for three matches. They will take on the UTEP Lady Miners, on Friday, Feb. 9, beginning at 2:00 p.m. They will also play two matches in Las Cruces, N.M. against the New Mexico State Aggies, Saturday, Feb. 10, and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, on Sunday, Feb. 11. Both matches are set to begin at 10:00 a.m.

Wyoming 6 Air Force 1

Singles
No. 1 Sarah Summerfield (WY) def. Christine Abayan (AFA), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 Corina Lazar (WY) def. Karissa Walker (AFA), 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 Lauren Wilson (AFA) def. Karolina Rowinski (WY), 6-3, 6-2
No. 4. Michelle Brown (WY) def. Meghan Kiser (AFA), 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
No. 5 Amy Senko (WY) def. Kelly Morgan (AFA), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
No. 6 Andrea House (WY) def. Erika Shortridge (AFA), 6-1, 6-0

Doubles
No. 1 House/Rowinski (WY) def. Abayan/Kiser (AFA), 8-2
No. 2 Summerfield/Lazar (WY) def. Walker/Wilson (AFA), 8-3
No. 3 Brown/Senko (WY) def. Morgan/Shortridge (AFA), 8-4