Sept. 30, 2001
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming tennis started the season on theright foot after defeating the University of Northern Colorado 7-0 at the UWTennis Courts. The Cowgirls won all three doubles matches and their sevensingles to begin the fall season at 1-0.
Wyoming's number one player, sophomore Jenny Bowman, played a well-foughtmatch, coming from behind in the first set to win, 7-5 over UNC's Jan Ikeda. She won the next set 6-4.
Six of the matches were won in two sets by the Cowgirls, though number twoplayer Sofi Espinosa, a senior, played three. Espinosa lost the first set,1-6 to Jodie Sato, but came back in the final two for the victory, 6-2 and6-0.
"This was a great first match for us," Wyoming's head tennis coach PamWildt said. "We worked out our first match jitters, and we should be moreprepared for our next tournament at New Mexico, a much tougher competition."
The Cowgirls, a young team of only two upperclassmen and six underclassmen,looks much more polished and composed than last season.
"Last year we were really young," Wildt said. "We've grown a lot in ayear, especially players like Bowman, Jennifer Hancock and Toni Terhaar.Overall, we have a stronger team unity, and they're all just betterplayers."
Wyoming has only one more fall tournament at New Mexico Oct. 12-14 toqualify players for Central Regionals, which are held Oct. 24-28 in Tulsa,Okla.
Individual Wyoming Results:
No. 1 Bowman/Hancock (WYO) defeated Ikeda/Sato (UNC) 8-4No. 2 Espinosa/Terhaar (WYO) defeated Eslinger/Alley (UNC) 8-4No. 3 Gyulai/del Monte (WYO) defeated Pechek/Lauridson (UNC) 8-5
No. 1 Jenny Bowman (WYO) defeated Jan Ikeda (UNC) 7-5, 6-4No. 2 Sofi Espinosa (WYO) defeated Jodie Sato (UNC) 1-6, 6-2, 6-0No. 3 Jennifer Hancock (WYO) defeated Lori Eslinger (UNC) 6-0, 6-4No. 4 Toni Terhaar (WYO) defeated Amber Alley (UNC) 6-1, 6-1No. 5 Paulina del Monte (WYO) defeated Shannon Lauridson (UNC) 7-5, 6-1No. 6 Yuliani Santi (WYO) defeated Mary Cimino (UNC) 6-0, 6-0*No. 7 Kati Gyulai (WYO) defeated Taneisha Pechek (UNC) 6-0, 6-0(*this match did not count towards the team score)