Cowgirl Tennis Falls 4-3 to Rams


April 18, 2008

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -

The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team (10-12 overall, 1-7 in the MWC) closed out the regular season with a 4-3 loss against the Colorado State Rams on Friday afternoon in Ft. Collins.

CSU won two of three matches to take the doubles point. At the number one spot, Wyoming's Corina Lazar and Rebecca Berger defeated Lauren Strasburger and Hilary Tyler, 8-6. Laura Neal and Anette Pohjalainen defeated UW's Michelle Brown and Carly Van Hollen, 8-2, as did Seltsam and Stople over Cowgirls Jamie Nelson and Sarah Summerfield, 8-3.

The two teams would play even in singles play as the Cowgirls won at the number three, four and five spots. Van Hollen defeated Strasburger, 1-6, 6-0, 6-4. Sarah Summerfield earned a tough three set win, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1, over Pohjalainen, as did Brown over Caitlin Fluegge, 6-1, 6-3. Lazar was defeated by Tyler, 6-1, 6-1, while Berger lost 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 against Neal. It would come down to the number six position as Greer Satherlie earned a tough three set win, 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3, over Nelson.

Colorado State 4, Wyoming 3

Doubles
No. 1: Lazar/Berger (WY) def. Strasburger/Tyler (CSU) 8-6
No. 2: Neal/Pohjalainen (CSU) def. Brown/Van Hollen (WY) 8-2
No. 3: Seltsam/Stople (CSU) def. Nelson/Summerfield (WY) 8-3
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1

Singles
No. 1 Hilary Tyler (CSU) def. Corina Lazar (WY); 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 Laura Neal (CSU) def. Rebecca Berger (WY); 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Carly Van Hollen (WY) def. Lauren Strasburger (CSU); 1-6, 6-0, 6-4
No. 4 Sarah Summerfield (WY) def. Anette Pohjalainen (CSU); 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
No. 5 Michelle Brown (WY) def. Caitlin Fluegge (CSU); 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 Greer Satherlie (CSU) def. Jamie Nelson (WY); 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3
Order of finish: 1, 5, 3, 2, 4, 6