Cowgirl Tennis Through Two Days of Home Tourney

Sept. 12, 2008


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The University of Wyoming women's tennis team continued play on Friday at the Wyoming Cowgirl Invitational in Laramie with their second day of competition.

"We had a good day of tennis today," said UW head coach Kati Gyulai. "The conditions were difficult but we handled them well and had a strong showing. We made improvements from one round to the next. Ronnie and Carly are into the semis tomorrow looking to win the tournament."

In singles play, the Cowgirls faired well on the day led by sophomore Carly Van Hollen and freshman Ronnie Spencer. Van Hollen defeated Laure Mulbern 8-5 to move on to the semifinals against Anette Pohjalainen. Spencer earned an 8-1 win over Manar Al-Jazzaf of Colorado State and then followed that up with an 8-0 victory against Lauren Thigpen of Montana State.

Rebecca Berger earned an 8-4 victory against Tori Arneson of Colorado State, but fell 8-4 to Stephanie Jasper of Montana State. Brittney DeFelice also earned a first round win with a default win against Jenkins of Weber State, but lost to Laura Neal of Colorado State 8-2. In the white singles flight, Carolina Chaix defeated Markay Mullen of Weber State, 8-0, but was defeated by McKenzie Hilmer 8-1 in her next match.

Also in action today, Sarah Summerfield fell to Manuela Santos (UNC) 8-6 as did Jamie Nelson against Jodi Ciarvella (UNC), 9-8, and Virginia Iwinski, 8-6, against Greer Satherlie (CSU).

The conclusion of singles and doubles play will be tomorrow beginning at 9:00 a.m.