Cowgirls Have Successful Second Day at CU Invite

Sept. 20, 2008

BOULDER, Colo. -

The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team had some success on Saturday as tournament play continued through the second day of the Colorado Invitational in Boulder.

In the first singles back draws, Sarah Summerfield defeated Tiffany Knop (UNC) 6-1, 6-0. Rebecca Berger lost to Tabitha Knop (UNC) in a close match of 6-4, 7-6 (5), but then came back to win against Tiffany Knop (UNC), 7-5, 6-2. In the second draw of singles back draws, Jamie Nelson defeated Jodi Ciarvella (UNC) 6-3, 6-3 in her first match and then followed it up with an 8-2 win against Hannah LaForest also of UNC. Brittany DeFelice was also successful in both matches she competed in. DeFelice won 6-3, 6-3 against Christine Phiel (CU) and also won against Abbey Walker of Virginia Tech, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. Carly Van Hollen defeated Phiel (CU) in a close match of 7-5, 6-3, and Walker (Virginia Tech) 6-4, 7-5. In the third draw Carolina Chiax and Virginia Iwinski battled against each other in the back draws. Chaix was the winner 6-2, 6-2. Chaix then went on to dominate in her match against Jennifer Whateley (UNC) 6-0, 6-0. Iwinski was also successful in the back draws posting a win against Jill Kappel (UNC) 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (8). Ronnie Spencer lost to Luiza Xavier (UNC) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (4).

In doubles play, the strong pair of Sarah Summerfield and Rebecca Berger defeated Shannon Betts and Katie Blow (Virginia Tech) 8-2. Phiel and Probert defeated Spencer and VanHollen 8-3, while DeFelice and Nelson also lost their match, losing 8-1 to Tahlia Smoke and Allie Chermel (AFA).

The tournament will conclude on Sunday, September 21 with two rounds of doubles.