Cowgirl Tennis Loses Close Match At Home

March 31, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming Cowgirl Tennis team lost a close match to theUniversity of Denver Pioneers today 5-4. With the loss the Cowgirlsfell to 6-8 overall the season.

The day began with Wyoming winning one of the three doubles matches. SeniorsMelanie Roberts and Shirley Mendozapulled out a tough match at No. 1 doubles defeating their opponent 8-6. In No. 2doubles, the match went into a tiebreaker with DU pulling out the win over Sarah Kay and Sofi Espinosa, 9-8.Paulina del Monte and Angela Dossetor inNo. 3 doubles also had a tough match, falling to their opponents 8-5.

In singles competition the Cowgirls and the Pioneers each won three matches. Wyominggot wins from Sarah Kay at #2 singles, Sofi Espinosa at #3 singles and Shirley Mendozaat #4 singles. The highlight for UW was Espinosa's match, in which she came back, afterlosing the first set 6-0, to win the final two sets and earn an important team point forWyoming.

Wyoming will next travel to Tulsa, OK, to take on Tulsa on April 8, 2000 at 10:00 amand Oral Roberts on April 9, 2000 at10:00 am. They then will have another home match against the Air Force Academy onApril 16, 2000 at 10:00 am at theUW Tennis Courts.

Singles1. Melanie Roberts vs. Martina Pospisilova  L 7-6, 6-32. Sarah Kay vs. Dita Kochloffelova         W 6-1, 6-13. Sofi Espinosa vs. Marit Blom             W 0-6, 6-4, 7-64. Shirley Mendoza vs. Sandra Wolfe         W 6-0, 6-05. Angela Dossetor vs. Rossi Thomas         L 6-4, 6-26. Amanda Roberts vs. Jill Dithmer          L 6-3, 6-0

Doubles1. M.Roberts/Mendoza W 8-62. Kay/Espinosa L 9-83. Dossetor/del Monte L 8-5