Cowgirls Close Wyoming Invitational With Sun-Filled Final Day

Sept. 13, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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After two days of rainy conditions, the sunshine was welcomed Saturday as the Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team finished the University of Wyoming Invitational in Laramie. The six teams that were competing were glad to catch-up on several missed matches due to the rain on the first two days of tournament play. On Saturday the tournament was busy trying to get in as many matches as possible.

"I am pleased with the way we performed," said UW head coach Kati Gyulai. "Newcomer Ronnie Spencer had a strong showing and I want to congratulate her. We look forward to getting back on the court and to improving before our next tournament."

In singles play, Cowgirl freshman Ronnie Spencer came out and proved to be a strong member of the team. Spencer battled to a win against her Montana State opponent, Andrea De La Torre, in three sets, 6-7, 6-2, 6-2, earning a trip to the finals. Spencer then won the finals by default. Sophomore Carly Van Hollen won her first match of the day earning a trip to the finals. Van Hollen then fell in the finals to Greer Satherlie (CSU) 6-3, 6-4. Sophomore Brittany DeFelice and junior Sarah Summerfield had another chance to play in the back draws. DeFelice defeated Markay Mullen (WSU) 6-0, 6-1. Summerfield was also successful defeating Greyce Farias (WSU) 6-3, 6-3.

The tournament also finished the doubles brackets from Thursday, Sept. 11. In the back draw doubles, Carolina Chaix and Ronnie Spencer won their final match against Pyne and Mullen (WSU), winning 8-3. Jamie Nelson and Virginia Iwinksi also won their final match against Ciarvella and Whateley from UNC, 8-6. Rebecca Berger and Sarah Summerfield competed for third defeating another Wyoming doubles team, Brittany DeFelice and Carly Van Hollen 8-0.