Wyoming Tennis Competes in First Fall Tournament

Sept. 18, 2004

Charleston, S.C. -- The Cowgirl Tennis team opened their fall season, on Friday, at theCollege of Charleston Invitational in Charleston, S.C.

Wyoming had a rough start to the tournament as only one Cowgirl could take a match in the first day ofcompetition.

Junior Gwen Moser rebounded after an early two set loss, 6-1, 6-2, against Ali Piacante (UNCC) to comeback and win her second match, 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, over Rowan of the College of Charleston. She will now face thewinner of the Meredith Skeeters (Davidson)-Michelle Brown (Wyoming) match which will be played tomorrow dueto the rain.

Junior Patricia Chien began her day with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to Kathy Robey of UNC-Charlotte, and then lost atough three set match, 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 match to Meghan Fillnow of Davidson. Sophomore Amy Senko alsostruggled as she fell short against Kelly Fillnow of Davidson in two sets, 6-1, 6-0, and then lost 6-2, 6-0 toMaxine Capewell (CofC).

In her first college match of her career, freshman Kim Romero fell to Gabriela Moreira (CofC), 6-1, 6-0,unfortunately she also lost a close three set match, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, against Kate Levitt of Davidson. The other two freshmen that competed for the Cowgirls were Michelle Brown and Corina Lazar. Brown fell to Kleynhans ofWinthrop, 6-0, 6-0. She will resume play tomorrow against Meredith Skeeters of Davidson. Lazar came up short,6-4, 6-1, to Jenna Marks (CofC), and she to will also play her second match against Jennifer Hatch (UNCC).Both matches were not played due to the weather.

"It was a tought opening first round for the team," said head coach Pam Widlt. "It was pretty windy, plus thechange in altitude and the addition of humidity it was a challenge. Everybody had struggled in their first match, but everybody seemed to get it back together in the second match of the day.

"I thought Gwen Moser played like a champion today," she added. "She battled back with a three set victoryin her final match of the day, and really played and worked hard all day."

The Cowgirls will continue play at the College of Charleston Invite, on Saturday, in Charleston, S.C.