Cowgirl Tennis Team Competes at Doctors Vision Center Invitational

Sept. 20, 2002


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.