Cowgirl Tennis Wins 4-3 over UTEP

Feb. 9, 2007

EL PASO, Texas -

The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team (2-2 overall) resumed non-conference play and earned a hard fought 4-3 win over the UTEP Lady Miners, on Friday afternoon in El Paso, Texas.

"This was a great start to our road trip," said UW head coach Kristen Hall. "I thought we played with a lot of heart and left everything out on the court. I was pleased with everyone's play and this should give us some momentum heading in to the rest of the weekend."

In doubles play, the Cowgirls took two of three matches in doubles play to come away with the point. The number one UW team of Andrea House and Karolina Rowinski earned a tough win, 9-8 (8-6), over the team of Weronika Bloczynska and Megan Pritchard, while Cowgirls Michelle Brown and Amy Senko won at the number three spot, 8-2, against Amber Brightly and Vicky Michaud. Isabela Kulaif and Marina Deluca defeated Wyoming's Jamie Nelson and Sarah Summerfield, 8-3, to win at the second spot.

Wyoming would win at the number two, five and six singles positions to hold on to the win. At number two singles, Rowinski earned a straight set win over Kulaif, 6-3, 6-2. House defeated Pritchard, 6-0, 6-4, while Nelson won easily, 6-1, 6-3, in her match over Michaud. Summerfield lost in three sets, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (3) against Bloczynska at number one singles. Brown had a tough one as Deluca won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, and Katherine Palider defeated Senko, 6-0, 7-5.

The Cowgirls will continue their road trip tomorrow in Las Cruces, N.M. against the New Mexico State Aggies, Saturday, Feb. 10, while closing out the weekend against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, on Sunday, Feb. 11. Both matches will begin at 10:00 a.m. in Las Cruces, N.M.

Wyoming 4 UTEP 3

Singles
No. 1 Weronika Bloczynska (UTEP) def. Sarah Summerfield (WY), 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (3)
No. 2 Karolina Rowinski (WY) def. Isabela Kulaif (UTEP), 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 Marina Deluca (UTEP) def. Michelle Brown (WY), 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 Katherine Palider (UTEP) def. Amy Senko (WY), 6-0, 7-5
No. 5 Andrea House (WY) def. Megan Pritchard (UTEP), 6-0, 6-4
No. 6 Jamie Nelson (WY) def. Vicky Michaud, 6-1, 6-3

Doubles
No. 1 House/Rowinski (WY) def. Bloczynska/Pritchard (UTEP), 9-8 (8-6)
No. 2 Kulaif/Deluca (UTEP) def. Nelson/Summerfield (WY), 8-3
No. 3 Brown/Senko (WY) def. Brightly/Michaud (UTEP), 8-2