Cowgirl Tennis Team Falls to Texas Christian 7-0

March 13, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming women'stennis team lost to Texas Christian University 7-0 Monday in Ft. Worth,Tex. Wyoming won one doubles match but was swept in singles action.

TCU, ranked #30 in the country, won two of the three doubles matches toearn the one doubles team point. In the No. 3 doubles match the UW teamof Paulina del Monte and Toni Terhaar defeated TCU's Leoni Weirich andBrenna Shackelford 8-6. But TCU won the other two doubles matches toearn the team point.

In singles action the Cowgirls were swept in the six matches. Theclosest match came at the No. 4 singles spot, where Wyoming freshmanStacy Kneese lost to Saber Pierce 3-6, 6-3 (11-9). The match went tothe tiebreaker set, where Kneese fell just short.

"This was our first match outside," said Wyoming head coach Pam Wildt."Playing against a top team like TCU made it difficult. Our doublesteams actually played very well and we were able to win one of thematches. But this was a good experience for us and we'll prepare fortwo more matches this week."

 Complete match results:

SINGLES

No. 1 Katrin Gaber (TCU) defeatedJenny Bowman (WYO) 6-1, 6-1No. 2 Paty Aburto (TCU) defeatedAngela Dossetor (WYO) 6-0, 6-2No. 3 Rosa Perez (TCU) defeatedSofi Espinosa (WYO) 6-0, 6-2No. 4 Saber Pierce (TCU) defeatedStacy Kneese (WYO) 3-6, 6-3 (11-9)No. 5 Leoni Weirich (TCU) defeatedPaulina del Monte (WYO) 6-0, 6-0No. 6 Karolina Roubickova (TCU) defeatedJen Hancock (WYO) 6-2, 6-0

DOUBLES

No. 1 Gaber/Roubickova (TCU) defeatedBowman/Dossetor (WYO) 9-7No. 2 Perez/Pierce (TCU) defeatedEspinosa/Kneese (WYO) 8-4No. 3 del Monte/Toni Terhaar (WYO) defeatedWeirich/Brenna Shackelford (TCU) 8-6

The Cowgirls will return to action on Wednesday with a match againstNorth Texas in Denton. Wyoming will then travel to Dallas to face SMUon Thursday.