Cowgirl Tennis Falls To Long Beach State 7-2

March 15, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming Cowgirlteam traveled to Long Beach, California yesterday to compete against theLong Beach State 49ers. The Cowgirls were trying to add to their win total for the season,however were defeated by the 49ers 7-2.

LBSU got the first two singles matches by defeating UW's Melanie Roberts andSarah Kay in No. 1 and No. 2 singles. At No. 3, Sofi Espinosagot the only win for the Cowgirls in singles. She defeated CherylKindred in three sets scoring 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. The last three singlesmatches went to LBSU.

"Sofi had a great day," said head coach Pam Davis."I feel like two of the three matches that went into threesets we should have won."

In doubles, the 49ers got past UW's No. 1 team of Melanie Roberts andShirley Mendoza 8-3 and the No. 2 team of Sarah Kay and Angela Dossetor9-7, however the Cowgirls claimed the last match . Sofi Espinosa andPaulina del Monte in No. 3 doubles defeated Jessica Perico and ChristinaSon with a score of 8-4.

"Overall I was pleased with how the teamplayed today. We had some real tight matches that were tough to lose,but overall I was pleased," adds Davis.

The Cowgirls are in Fullerton, California today to compete with CalState Fullerton. After the match today the Cowgirls have a small breakbefore they take on the Montana in Missoula, MT on March 24, 2000 at2:00 pm and Gonzaga on March 25, 2000 at 10:00 am in Missoula as well.

Singles1.  Melanie Roberts (UW) vs. Mandy Carvalho   L  6-3, 6-42.  Sarah Kay (UW) vs. Sophie Han    L  6-4, 6-03.  Sofia Espinosa (UW) vs. Cheryl Kindred  W 1-6, 6-3, 6-44.  Shirley Mendoza (UW) vs. Judy Esmero   L  3-6, 6-1, 2-65.  Angela Dossetor (UW) vs. Jessica Perico   L  3-6, 6-3, 2-66.  Amanda Roberts (UW) vs. Christina Son   L  6-1, 6-1

Doubles1. M. Roberts/Mendoza (UW) vs. Carvalho/Han L 8-32. Kay/Dossetor (UW) vs. Kindred/Esmero L 9-73. Espinosa/del Monte (UW) vs. Perico/Son W 8-4