Cowgirl Tennis Finishes Season at WAC Tournament

April 29, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming womens tennis team ended their 1998-99 season today with a 5-0 loss to the #10 seeded University of Utah. The loss came in the consolation bracket at the WAC Championships, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Cowgirls lost their opening round match on Wednesday to the #2 seed University of New Mexico, by a score of 6-0.

UW, who was the #15 seed in the WAC Tournament, finishes the season with an overall record of 9-13, 1-6 in WAC play.

The Cowgirls match with the Utes was much more competitive than the previous days match against the Lobos, as Wyoming was close in most of their matches. The tighest match of the day came at #2 singles where UW junior Sarah Kay battled Utahs Molly Sanderson until finally losing the match in a third-set tie-breaker, 6-0, 5-7, 7-6 (5).

Match Recap (New Mexico) 4/28 

#1 Singles: Ana Friganovic (NM) defeated Natalie Morozova (UW) 6-1, 6-2#2 Singles: Natalia Alekhova (NM) defeated Sarah Kay (UW) 6-1, 6-0#3 Singles: Aimee Hites (NM) defeated Melanie Roberts (UW) 6-2, 6-3#4 Singles: Dominika Gerwin (NM) defeated Lisa Pruett (UW) 6-3, 6-1#5 Singles: Neza Kurnik (NM) defeated Shirley Mendoza (UW) 6-1, 6-2#6 Singles: Nicoleta Spilca (NM) defeated Amanda Roberts (UW) 6-2, 6-1

#1 Doubles: DNP#2 Doubles: DNP#3 Doubles: DNP

Final Score: Wyoming 0 New Mexico 6

Match Recap (Utah) 4/29

#1 Singles: Megan Payne (UU) defeated Natalie Morozova (UW) 6-2, 7-5#2 Singles: Molly Sanderson (UU) defeated Sarah Kay (UW) 6-0, 5-7, 7-6 (5)#3 Singles: Linn Ronnberg (UU) defeated Melanie Roberts (UW) 6-4, 6-3#4 Singles: Heidi Thomas (UU) defeated Lisa Pruett (UW) 6-3, 6-1#5 Singles: Irini Kotoglou (UU) vs. Shirley Mendoza (UW) DNF#6 Singles: Brooke Wilkinson (UU) defeated Amanda Roberts (UW) 7-5, 6-0

#1 Doubles: DNP#2 Doubles: DNP#3 Doubles: DNP

Final Score: Wyoming 0 Utah 5