Sept. 20, 2002
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming tennis team saw it's first action of the season at the Doctors Vision Center Invitational on the campus of University of North Carolina-Wilmington. The Cowgirls won four matches and lost eight in the first day of competition. In Singles-Flight A, senior Kati Gyulai lost her first round match to number one seed Medina Bajrambasic of Coastal Carolina, 6-3, 6-2. She then lost a close match, 7-5, 6-2, to Carmen Venter of the College of Charleston. She will play again Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Junior Jennifer Hancock split her two Flight A Singles matches. She lost to Rachel Magory of the College of Charleston by a 6-0, 6-1 score, but then came back to beat Petra Jantii of Coastal Carolina by a scores of 7-5, 7-5. She will also play Saturday at 2:00 p.m. In Singles-Flight B action, junior Yuliani Santi lost her first round match to Caroline Bentley of Furman by a score of 6-4, 7-6. In the second round, she defeated Sallie Kiser of UNC-Wilmington 6-2, 7-5. She will play tomorrow in the semi-finals of the consolation bracket at 12:30 p.m. In Singles-Flight C action, freshman Megan Williams lost her first round match to Marti Morris of Furman by the score of 6-0, 6-2. She then went on to defeat Amanda Eutzler of UNC-Greensboro 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 and will play in the consolation bracket semi-finals Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Also in Flight C action, freshman Patricia Chien lost to Kate LaCoste of UNC-Greensboro 6-2, 6-3. She then defeated Kristin Mears of UNC-Wilmington 6-0, 6-3 and will also play in the consolation bracket semi-finals Saturday at 2:00 p.m. In Doubles Flight A, the Cowgirls team had two teams lose first round matches. Kati Gyulai and Patricia Chien lost to the team of Moreira and Hartun (CofC) by a score 9-7. Jennifer Hancock and Yuliani Santi lost to Klaschka and McNamara of Middle Tennessee State by a score of 8-2. Both doubles teams will be back in action Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.
"We had some tough first round matches, and it was a typical first match of the season," said head coach Pam Wildt. "We're playing well, we just need to get used to playing in the humid weather. I also felt we looked bigger, stronger and better than last year." The Doctors Vision Center Invitational will run through Sunday.