Wyoming Tennis Battles Utah State for the Win

March 26, 2009

LOGAN, Utah -

In their opening match of the week, the Cowgirls earned a tough 4-3 victory over the Utah State Aggies, on Thursday afternoon, in Logan, Utah.

"We started out very focused, strong and dominated in doubles today," said UW head coach Kati Gyulai. "Unfortunately, it didn't carry over into singles play and we were lucky to have escaped a loss."

The Cowgirls earned the doubles point by sweeping all three doubles matches. Sarah Summerfield and Carly Van Hollen started the day with a win against Bridgette Strickland and Hailey Swenson, 8-3. In the number two spot, Rebecca Berger and Jamie Nelson defeated Monica Abella and Carla Limon, 8-2. To wrap up doubles play, Carolina Chaix and freshman Calli Pass beat Britney Watts and Taylor Perry, 8-4.

In singles play, each team would win three singles matches apiece. Summerfield started off with a loss to Swenson, 6-3, 6-4. Van Hollen played in the number two spot and fell in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4, to Strickland. Berger earned the Cowgirls a win, 7-5, 6-4, against Abella. Nelson followed with a three set victory, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, over Perry. In the number five spot, Chaix clinched the win with a 6-3, 6-3 defeat of Limon. Pass finished the day with a loss to Watts, 6-0, 6-0.

Wyoming will head to Provo, Utah to compete in their second Mountain West Conference match of the season. The Cowgirls will take on the BYU Cougars on Friday, March 27, with the match set to begin at 10:00 a.m.

Wyoming 4, Utah State 3

1. Summerfield, Sarah/Van Hollen, Carly (WY) def. Strickland, Bridgett/Swenson, Hailey (USU) 8-3
2. Berger, Rebecca/Nelson, Jamie (WY) def. Abella, Monica/Limon, Carla (USU) 8-2
3. Chaix, Carolina/Pass, Calli (WY) def. Watts, Britney/Perry, Taylor (USU) 8-4

1. Swenson, Hailey (USU) def. Summerfield, Sarah (WY) 6-3, 6-4
2. Strickland, Bridgette (USU) def. Van Hollen, Carly (WY) 7-5, 6-4
3. Berger, Rebecca (WY) def. Abella, Monica (USU) 7-5, 6-4
4. Nelson, Jamie (WY) def. Perry, Taylor (USU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
5. Chaix, Carolina (WY) def. Limon, Carla (USU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Watts, Britney (USU) def. Pass, Calli (WY) 6-0, 6-0