Cowgirl Tennis Loses Match To Bowling Green, 7-2

Feb. 19, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming Cowgirlswere defeated today by Bowling Green 7-2 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Cowgirls started out the day right by winning both of the first twomatches. Melanie Roberts in the No. 1 spot defeated her opponent ErikaWasilewski 6-1, 6-3, while in the No. 2 spot Sarah Kay defeated AbbyBratton 7-6, 6-2.

From there on the Cowgirls couldn't find a win. Sophomore SofiEspinosa lost to Meghan Rhodes scoring 7-5, 6-4, senior, Shirley Mendozawas defeated in a close match by Deidee Bissinger 0-6, 7-6, 6-4, andAngela Dossetor and Paulina del Monte lost to Devon Bissinger 6-3, 7-5and Tracy Howitt 6-4, 6-0, respectively.

In doubles, the three Cowgirl teams struggled. In the No. 1 spotseniors, M. Roberts and Kay were defeated by Bratton and Wasilewski8-2. In the No. 2 doubles, Mendoza and Espinosa were defeated by Rhodesand Bissinger 8-4, and in No. 3 doubles, del Monte and Dossetor lost toBissinger and Wilson 8-6.

BowlingGreen (5-2) was defeated 8-1 yesterday by Nebraska.

Quotes from head coach Pam Davis ---

"Tough day, very tough day today. Melanie and Sarah actually pulled outa really good matches. They continue to play well and pull out theirindividual matches.

"We're going to switch up some doubles tomorrow against Nebraska to seeif we can get a little better results.

"The girls are playing hard and are scrapping for points. They are inpretty good spirits, and hopefully with a couple of changes we can getthings rolling."

Singles1.  Melanie Roberts def. Erika Wasilewski   W 6-1, 6-32.  Sarah Kay def. Abby Bratton     W 7-6, 6-23.  Meghan Rhodes def. Sofi Espinosa    L  7-5, 6-44.  Deidee Bissinger def. Shirley Mendoza   L  0-6, 7-6, 6-45.  Devon Bissinger def. Angela Dossetor     L  6-3, 7-56.  Tracy Howitt def. Paulina del Monte    L  6-4, 6-0

Doubles1. Wasilewski/Bratton def. M. Roberts/Kay L 8-22. Rhodes/Bissinger def. Mendoza/Espinosa L 8-43. Bissinger/Wilson def. del Monte/Dossetor L 8-6