Cowgirl Tennis Earns Third Road Win

March 16, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming CowgirlTennis team won their third road dual yesterday against the Cal State-Fullerton Titans. The Cowgirls played doubles first and gave the Titansall three doubles matches to put UW down 3-0 going into singles. TheCowgirls would not let Cal State-Fullerton win any more matches however, andpulled out every one of the singles matches.

Melanie Roberts started the string of singles wins at the No. 1 positionand defeated her opponent in three sets scoring 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. SarahKay and Sofi Espinosa were next up in No.2 and No.3 singles and bothdefeated their opponents in straight sets. Then, out of the three lastmatches two went into three sets. Shirley Mendoza, No. 4 singles, pulled out a greatwin in three sets, as did Paulina del Monte. Del Monte lost the firstset in No. 6 singles but then came back to win the last two. AngelaDossetor playing at No. 5 singles for the Cowgirls beat her opponent in two sets,winning 6-4, 6-2.

"We started play today in doubles, and we just did not connect. Wehave been struggling with our doubles all year and I thought that we mayhave found the combinations that would work, but today we just didn'tconnect," said head coach Pam Davis after the match. "Going into singles wewere down 3-0, but then the girls settled down and thingsjust started going our way. The intensity was great today, we justfought and fought and you could tell that they wanted this one."

Singles1.  Melanie Roberts (UW) vs. Amy Medlin   W 3-6. 6-4, 6-22.  Sarah Kay (UW) vs.  Eleanor Luzano   W 7-6, 7-53.  Sofia Espinosa (UW) vs.  Laurel McLatcher   W 6-4, 6-24.  Shirley Mendoza (UW) vs. Trisha Marino   W 6-2, 4-6, 6-25.  Angela Dossetor (UW) vs.  Michelle Arndt   W 6-4, 6-26.  Amanda Roberts (UW) vs.  Nima Swaminathan  W 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

Doubles1. M. Roberts/Mendoza (UW) vs. Medlin/Luzano L 8-22. Kay/Dossetor (UW) vs. McLatcher/Arndt L 8-53. Espinosa/del Monte (UW) vs. Marino/Mara Naasca L 8-4