Cowgirls Dropped By Falcons

April 14, 2002

Laramie, Wyo.-- The University of Wyomingwomen's tennis team closed the regular season Sunday witha 7-0 loss to Mountain West Conference opponent Air Force atthe Lobo Tennis Club in Albuquerque, N.M.

The Cowgirls (6-12 overall) closed the season 1-6 inconference matches. UW now gears for the MWC ChampionshipsApril 25-27 in Provo, Utah.

Air Force took two of three doubles matches to seize thedoubles point and a 1-0 lead. Wyoming sophomore YulianiSanti combined with junior Paulina del Monte for a 9-7 winin no. 2 doubles over Heather Shelby and and Gina Black. TheFalcons' duo of Brooke Parsons and Laura Nigro toppedCowgirls Jenny Bowman and Jennifer Hancock 8-5 in no. 1doubles while Kelli O'Bryant and Ashley Gee claimed an 8-2win over UW's Toni Terhaar and Kati Gyulai in the thirdposition.

Holding the 1-0 lead, the Falcons won all six singlescontests to close out the match. Del Monte won Wyoming'slone singles set, a 6-3 second set win over O'Bryant inno. 4 singles.

Parsons topped Bowman 6-4, 6-2 in no. 1 singles, Nigroearned a 6-2, 6-2 decision over Santi in the secondposition, Hancock fell 6-4, 6-3 to Shelby in no. 3 singles,Gyulai was topped by Black 6-1, 6-1 in no. 5 singles andTerhaar lost 6-1, 6-0 to Gee at the no. 6 position.

Complete Match Results

1. Brooke Parsons (AFA) def. Jenny Bowman (WYO) 6-4, 6-2
2. Laura Nigro (AFA) def. Yuliani Santi (WYO) 6-2, 6-2
3. Heather Shelby (AFA) def. Jennifer Hancock (WYO) 6-4, 6-3
4. Kelli O'Bryant (AFA) def. Paulina del Monte (WYO) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
5. Gina Black (AFA) def. Kati Gyulai (WYO) 6-1, 6-1
6. Ashley Gee (AFA) def. Toni Terhaar (WYO) 6-1, 6-0

1. Parsons/Nigro (AFA) def. Bowman/Hancock (WYO) 8-5
2. Santi/del Monte (WYO) def. Shelby/Black (AFA) 9-7
3. O'Bryant/Gee (AFA) def. Terhaar/Gyulai (WYO) 8-2