March 4, 2001
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming won two close matches in themiddle of the lineup to secure a 5-2 tennis victory over Montana StateSunday in Laramie.
Senior Angela Dossetor and freshman Toni Terhaar both won three-settiebreaker matches to give Wyoming a 3-2 lead after the Cowgirls hadfallen behind 2-1. Dossetor defeated Colleen Cohee 5-7, 6-3 (11-9) inthe No. 3 singles match. Terhaar beat Susan Risteen 6-3, 4-6 (10-6) inthe No. 4 singles match.
The Cowgirls fell behind 1-0 after Montana State won the doubles teampoint by winning two of the three doubles matches. The UW team of SofiEspinosa and Yuliani Santi won their doubles match 8-4 over Liz Lowranceand Cohee. Wyoming's other doubles teams of Jenny Bowman/Dossetor andPaulina del Monte/Terhaar were both defeated.
In the No. 1 singles match Cowgirl freshman Bowman defeated Ali Jensen7-5, 6-2. The win marked the first of the day for Wyoming and gave theCowgirls some momentum heading into singles action. After the criticalsingles victories by Dossetor and Terhaar, Wyoming closed out the matchwith wins by a pair of freshman in Santi and Jennifer Hancock. Santidefeated Rachel Drummond 7-5, 6-3 and Hancock beat Lowrance 6-1, 7-6 ina hard-fought match.
"I was really pleased with our performance," said Wyoming head coachPam Wildt. "We won a couple of huge singles matches in the tiebreakerset. It was great to see Angela win a close one, she seems like she'salways right there. Hopefully this win gives her confidence for therest of the spring season. All of our girls played hard and played wellfor us. It's always nice to play at home and I'm glad we were able toget a win here in Laramie."
Complete match results:
Ali Jensen/Susan Risteen (MSU) defeatedJenny Bowman/Angela Dossetor (WYO) 8-2 Sofi Espinosa/Yuliani Santi (WYO) defeatedLiz Lowrance/Colleen Cohee (MSU) 8-4 Rachel Drummond/Stacy Voelker (MSU) defeatedPaulina del Monte/Toni Terhaar (WYO) 9-7
No. 1 Bowman (WYO) defeatedJensen (MSU) 7-5, 6-2 No. 2 Voelker (MSU) defeatedEspinosa (WYO) 5-7, 6-4, 10-8 No. 3 Dossetor (WYO) defeatedCohee (MSU) 5-7, 6-3, 11-9 No. 4 Terhaar (WYO) defeatedRisteen (MSU) 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 No. 5 Santi (WYO) defeatedDrummond (MSU) 7-5, 6-3 No. 6 Hancock (WYO) defeatedLowrance (MSU) 6-1, 7-6