Cowgirls Start Out Well At Colorado Challenge

Sept. 24, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Cowgirl Tennis team started outwell today in singles at the Colorado Challenge in Boulder, Colo.Melanie Roberts and Sarah Kay started in ?Flight I? of the competitionand both earned a victory. Roberts defeated her opponent 6-2, 6-4, whileKay pulled out a tough match 7-5, 7-6. From then on the Cowgirl teamstruggled.

Sofia Espinosa and Shirley Mendoza played in ?Flight II? and both weredefeated. Espinosa lost her first set 6-1 and then came back strong,but couldn't find success in the second set which ended 7-6. ShirleyMendoza also was defeated by a strong opponent,6-0, 6-0.

In ?Flight III?, Angela Dossetor and Paulina del Monte competed.Dossetor's match had to be called because of lack of lighting and willcontinue in the morning. Del Monte was defeated by her opponent 6-2,6-2.

?Flight IV? started with Lindsay McPhail losing to her opponent 6-0,6-0 and then ending with a tough match for Amanda Roberts, where shelost in three matches 7-6, 2-6, and 6-2.

The team will start tomorrow's competition at 9:00 am and will continuethroughout the day finishing the singles play and then starting doubles.

Quotes from head coach Pam Davis concerning today's play ----

?I was pleased with the leadership of Sarah and Melanie, to pull outtough matches. The other girls just need time to adjust to things Ithink, with the altitude and the courts. I do think that I saw somebetter things in these matches than I did on Sunday. They were morerelaxed and are starting to learn from match mistakes.

?Each day that we are playing we're getting a little better, and they'reseeing things that they need to fix from matches before, so they'relearning within themselves.

?We're just looking ahead and we?ll see what we can do tomorrow.?