Cowgirl Tennis Opens Up Spring Play with Loss to Nebraska

Feb. 6, 2009

LINCOLN, Neb. -


The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team (0-1 overall) opened up the spring season with a 7-0 loss against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-0 overall), on Friday afternoon in Lincoln.

"We competed well this afternoon," said UW head coach Kati Gyulai. "Nebraska is a solid performer and a tough opponent to open the season. We look to carry on this energy to tomorrow and to get a couple of wins."

In doubles play, Nebraska took both matches to earn the team point. The team of Jana Albers and Wiveca Swarting defeated Rebecca Berger and Sarah Summerfield, 8-4, while Stephanie Evans and Maria Ring earned an 8-5 victory over Jamie Nelson and Carly Van Hollen.

In singles play, the Cornhuskers swept all five matches. Swarting defeated Summerfield 7-5, 6-3, while Mary Weatherhold earned a 6-4, 6-2 win over Berger. At the number three spot, Van Hollen fell, 6-1, 6-4, against Albers, as did Nelson, 6-2, 6-3 against Evans. To close things out Ashley Finnegan defeated Carolina Chaix in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.

Wyoming will continue their weekend tomorrow against the Creighton Bluejays and the Drake Bulldogs, on Saturday, Feb. 7. The first match is set to begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by the Drake match at 3:00 p.m.

Nebraska 6 Wyoming 0

Doubles (order of finish: 2-1)
No. 1 Albers/Swarting (NU) def. Berger/Summerfield (UW), 8-4
No. 2 Evans/Ring (NU) def. Nelson/Van Hollen (UW), 8-5
No. 3 Buxton/Finnegan (NU) won by default

Singles (order of finish: 5-4-2-3-1)
No. 1 Wiveca Swarting (NU) def. Sarah Summerfield (UW), 7-5, 6-3
No. 2 Mary Weatherholt (NU) def. Rebecca Berger (UW), 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 Jana Albers (NU) def. Carly Van Hollen (UW), 6-1, 6-4
No. 4 Stephanie Evans (NU) def. Jamie Nelson (UW), 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 Ashley Finnegan (NU) def. Carolina Chaix (UW), 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 Abby Buxton (NU) won by default