Sept. 22, 2006
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team completed their first day of competition at the University of Wyoming Invitational on Friday in Laramie. Air Force, Montana State, Northern Colorado and host Wyoming are all competing in the invitational. The Cowgirls are off to a great start as they have won four singles matches and six doubles matches in their first day of competition.
Four Cowgirls came away with victories in singles play led by senior Karolina Rowinski. She posted a straight set victory 6-3, 6-4 over Allison Fey of Montana State. Fellow UW senior Andrea House earned a two set win, 6-0, 6-2 over McKenzie Hilmer as did Cowgirl Amy Senko, 6-3, 6-0 against Alex Griffin, both of Montana State. Wyoming freshman Sarah Summerfield also won in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3), over Nicole Luetolf.
In doubles action, the Cowgirls played against Northern Colorado in the morning and then wrapped up the day against Air Force. Wyoming would win all three matches against Northern Colorado. The team of House and Rowinski defeated Christina Shelly and Meredith Krystofik, 8-5, as did UW's Corina Lazar and Summerfield over Renee Nuccio and Karen Groll, 8-6. Wyoming junior Michelle Brown and Senko wrapped things up with an 8-3 win over Hannah La Forest and Luiza Xaver.
Against Air Force, the team of Lazar and Summerfield earned an 8-5 win over Rachel Knight and Lauren Wilson. Brown and Senko won their second match of the day, 8-1, over Erlyn Rudico and Catherine Haycraft, while Cowgirls Carolina Chaix and Jamie Nelson had an easy time over Jessica Laco and Jennifer Walters, 8-1.
"I am very pleased with our attitude and effort today," said UW head coach Krissy Hall. "This was a great way to start the tournament and a great way to continue the fall season. Our play today will give us momentum going into Saturday's matches."
Matches will begin again tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. at the UW Tennis Courts. The Cowgirls will be back in action at 11:30 a.m. in singles action and 2:30 p.m. in doubles play. The final matches of the day are set to begin at 4:30 p.m.