Cowgirl Tennis Wraps Up Play In Washington

Sept. 21, 2003

Pullman, Washington - The Wyoming Tennis team wrapped up their first weekend of competition at the Washington State Invite, on Saturday, in Pullman.

Five of the eight Cowgirls competing won their matches on the final day, including sophomore Patricia Chien. She had to go three sets, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0, to earn a victory over Jame Buterbaugh of Gonzaga. In her third place match, Yuliani Santi was leading Annabelle Janairo of Montana, 3-2, before Janairo retired to give Santi the win. Jennifer Hancock won her match in two sets, 7-5, 6-2, over Kendall Bates of Gonzaga as did Megan Williams over Colby Fannin of Montana, 6-4, 6-2. The other Cowgirl to earn a victory on the day was freshman Andrea House, who defeated Katie Sanders of Gonzaga, 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4. Sophomore Gwen Moser earned a fourth place finish after falling in her only singles match of the day, 6-1, 6-0. Amy Senko and Karolina Rowinski both came up short in their singles matches.

In doubles play, three Cowgirl teams won their consolation matches. Patricia Chien and Karolina Rowinski earned a bye in their match, while the team of Gwen Moser and Amy Senko defeated the team of Duran and Hockett of Montana State, 8-3. The other doubles team of Andrea House and Megan Williams won their match 9-8 (7-3) over Williams and Head of Gonzaga. The team of Jennifer Hancock and Yuliani Santi struggled in their doubles play with losses against Konishi and Tinnerello of Idaho and Buterbaugh and Bates of Gonzaga.

The Cowgirls will be back in action Oct. 10, when they participate in the Air Force Academy Invite in Colorado Springs, Colo.