Utes Down Cowgirls 4-0 at MWC Championships

April 26, 2002

Laramie, Wyo. -- The University of Wyomingwomen's tennis team lost in the consolation round of theMountain West Conference Championships Friday, bowing 4-0 toUtah.

The MWC Championships, held in Provo, Utah and hosted byBrigham Young University, conclude tomorrow. Theeighth-seeded Cowgirls topped the number-five seed Utah 4-3in the regular season but weren't able to overcome a solidUte squad this time around.

Cowgirl sophomores Jenny Bowman and Jen Hancock landedWyoming's only win of the day, topping Irini Kotoglou andAllison Hansen 8-3 in no. 1 doubles. The Utes, however,roared back with wins in no. 2 and no. 3 doubles play tograb the doubles point and establish a 1-0 lead.

Utah then closed out the match by picking up three singleswins. Linn Ronnberg defeated Yuliani Santi 6-1, 6-2 in no. 2doubles, Ellen Svensson topped Jen Hancock 6-2, 6-3 in thethird position and Allison Hansen clinched the match with a6-1, 6-1 victory over Ivana Milosevic in no. 6 singles. Theother matches in progress weren't finished.

The Cowgirls (6-15) return to the court Saturday, facingColorado State in the seventh place match. The Rams toppedUW 6-1 in Laramie earlier this season.

Complete Match Results:

1. Sherri Esrock (UU) Jenny Bowman (WYO) DNF
2. Linn Ronnberg (UU) def. Yuliani Santi (WYO) 6-1, 6-2
3. Ellen Svensson (UU) def. Jen Hancock (WYO) 6-2, 6-3
4. Cassie Kastler (UU) Paulina del Monte (WYO) DNF
5. Irini Kotoglou (UU) Kati Gyulai (WYO) DNF
6. Allison Hansen (UU) def. Ivana Milosevic (WYO) 6-1, 6-1

1. Bowman/Hancock (WYO) def. Kotoglou/Hansen (UU) 8-3
2. Svensson/Kastler (UU) def. Santi/del Monte (WYO) 8-4
3. Ronnberg/Esrock (UU) def. Terhaar/Gyulai (WYO) 8-2