Cowgirl Tennis Plays Two in Nebraska

February 15, 1999


UW was in Lincoln, Nebraska, this past weekend for a pair of dual matches against Drake University and the University of Nebraska.

The Cowgirls first faced off with Drake on Saturday, February 13, and despite several strong efforts, UW fell 7-2. The #2 doubles team of Sarah Kay and Lisa Pruett continued their strong play with an 8-4 victory. Freshman Natalie Morozova also played extremely well, and came away with a 6-3,6-2 victory at #2 singles. Despite losses at all other positions, Coach Waterman said that everyone played well and came away feeling good prior to their dual with Nebraska.

The dual with Nebraska on Sunday, February 14, was an excellent match, as the Cowgirls gave the #66 ranked Cornhuskers a stiff challenge before falling 6-3. Every single match was within a game or two of a different outcome, and the Cowgirls did walk away with three very good victories. The doubles team of Kay/Pruett moved to the #1 position and responded with a dominant 8-2 victory. Because of their strong play of late, Kay/Pruett were nominated for WAC Players of the Week as they improved their record to 11-7 overall, 5-1 in dual matches. Wyoming also won matches at #5 singles, where Shirley Mendoza gutted out a 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 victory, and at #2 doubles, with the team of Natalie Morozova and Melanie Roberts winning 8-4.

Match Recap (Drake)

#1 Singles: Cecily Dubusker (Drake) defeated Sarah Kay (UW) 6-1, 6-4#2 Singles: Natalie Morozova (UW) defeated Sarah Blain (Drake) 6-3, 6-2#3 Singles: Rajasree Kuruvilla (Drake) defeated Melanie Roberts (UW) 6-4, 6-4#4 Singles: Emma Edvardsson (Drake) defeated Lisa Pruett (UW) 6-4, 7-5#5 Singles: Melissa Emmons (Drake) defeated Shirley Mendoza (UW) 7-6(7-2), 6-4#6 Singles: Daria Kotchoubinskaya (Drake) defeated Amanda Roberts (UW) 6-0, 6-1

#1 Doubles: Dubusker/Kuruvilla (Drake) defeated Morozova/M.Roberts (UW) 8-2#2 Doubles: Kay/Pruett (UW) defeated Emmons/Kotchoubinskaya (Drake) 8-4#3 Doubles: Blain/Edvardsson (Drake) defeated Mendoza/Lindsay McPhail (UW) 8-3

Final Score: Wyoming 2 Drake 7

Match Recap (Nebraska)

#1 Singles: #57 Sandra Noetzel (NU) defeated Sarah Kay (UW) 6-4, 6-3#2 Singles: Katarina Balan (NU) defeated Natalie Morozova (UW) 6-4, 6-4#3 Singles: Ndali Ijomah (NU) defeated Melanie Roberts (UW) 7-6, 6-4#4 Singles: Gina Pelazini (NU) defeated Lisa Pruett (UW) 7-6, 6-4#5 Singles: Shirley Mendoza (UW) defeated Danica Hardy (NU) 6-7, 6-4, 7-5#6 Singles: Amy Frisch (NU) defeated Amanda Roberts (UW) 6-4, 6-2

#1 Doubles: Kay/Pruett (UW) defeated Noetzel/Ijomah (NU) 8-2#2 Doubles: Morozova/M.Roberts (UW) defeated Pelazini/Frisch (NU) 8-4#3 Doubles: Balan/Hardy (NU) defeated A.Roberts/Lindsay McPhail (UW) 8-3

Final Score: Wyoming 3 Nebraska 6