Wyoming Tennis Wraps Up Play At Fall Tournament

Sept. 20, 2004

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LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Cowgirl Tennis team continued their fall season, on Saturday and Sunday, at the College of Charleston Invitational in Charleston, S.C.

After a rough start to the tournament on Friday, which was also cut short by rain, the Cowgirls rebounded with some victories over the weekend.

Junior Patricia Chien took home two victories in singles play as she defeated Lauren Stewart (CofC), 6-7,

6-4, 6-3, and then earned a straight set win, 6-0, 6-0, over Jessica Rowan of the College of Charleston. Freshman Corina Lazar (Constanta, Romania) had a break out weekend as she took ninth place in her bracket. She earned three straight set victories over Jennifer Hatch of UNCC, 6-0, 6-4, Chelsea Albertz of the College of Charleston, 6-0, 6-0, and Meredith Skeeters of Davidson, 6-1, 6-0. Freshman Kim Romero also fought back to earn a split for the weekend in her singles matches. She defeated Jessica Rowan (CofC), 6-3, 7-5, but came up short against Chelsea Albertz, 6-4, 6-3, of the College of Charleston.

Sophomore Amy Senko struggled in her first match losing in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, to Jennifer Hatch of UNCC, but came back and beat Jennifer Hancock of the College of Charleston, 6-0, 6-0 to close out her tournament. Freshman Michelle Brown also had a hard time getting on track as she fell short in her singles matches in her first tournament. Brown lost to Meredith Skeeters of Davidson, 7-5, 6-2, Kim Whelan of Davidson, 6-1, 6-0, and Rebecca Jameson, of Davidson, 6-3, 6-2.

In doubles play, it was a tough day as only one team could come away with a victory. The team of Gwen Moser and Amy Senko lost to Hatch and Piacente (UNCC), 8-1, but came back to beat Wilson and Albertz of the College of Charleston, 8-2, before falling to the fifth place team of Kleynhans and Simanca of Winthrop, 8-3. Junior Patricia Chien and freshman Kim Romero lost their opening match to Patterson and Linville of Davidson, 8-3. Unfortunately, they couldn't grab a win in the other two matches falling to Magory and Capewell of the College of Charleston, 8-5, and Friedman and Robey of UNCC, 8-5. The freshman team of Michelle Brown and Corina Lazar also came up short in their doubles matches with an 8-5 loss to Willis and Marks of the College of Charleston, an 8-3 loss to Kleynhans and Simanca, and an 8-2 loss to Levitt and Barkowski of Davidson.

The Cowgirls will continue fall play this weekend as they will host the Wyoming Cowgirl Invite, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, at the UW Tennis Complex.