Oct. 6, 2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
The University of Wyoming tennis team won three out of four doubles matches and took six matches in singles play as they continued play at the Air Force Invitational, on Friday, in Colorado Springs.
In flight one doubles play, the UW team of Andrea House and Karolina Rowinski rebounded from a first round loss with an 8-6 win over Meredith Krystofik and Christina Shelly. The Wyoming team of Corina Lazar and Sarah Summerfield continued their winning ways with an 8-3 win over Annette Aksdal and Kyla Iwinski of Denver, while the Cowgirl team of Michelle Brown and Amy Senko got on track with a nice 8-0 win over Erika Shortridge and Jennifer Walters of Air Force. Unfortunately, UW's Carolina Chaix and Jamie Nelson suffered an 8-3 loss to Kaja Smole of Denver and Weatherly Schwab of Cornell.
The highlight of singles play for Wyoming was the sophomore Nelson as she won both of her matches on the day. She opened up the day with a tough three set match, 2-6, 6-1, (10-5) against Katie Brown of Colorado State. She then moved on to defeat Flavia Russo, 6-2, 6-3. UW freshman Summerfield earned a three set win, 6-2, 3-6, (10-6), over Tamara John of Cornell, but fell to Franziska Jendrian, 6-4, 7-5. In flight four, House earned a two set win, 6-3, 6-2 over Ekin Zafir of Memphis, and unfortunately she fell in two, 6-1, 6-2 against Kyla Iwinski of Denver. In flight nine, UW freshman Chaix also won her first round match, 6-0, 6-1, over India Overbey of Air Force. Lazar lost in her first round match, but came back with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Christine Abayan of Air Force. In other Wyoming singles play, Brown, Rowinski and Senko all lost their first round matches.
"I'm very excited that Jamie Nelson is in the finals tomorrow," said head coach Krissy Hall. "I was pleased with our play overall as I thought we competed very well as a team."
All four doubles teams will resume play tomorrow with singles action continuing as well. House and Rowinski will take on Melissa Esposito and Franziska Jendrian of Colorado, and Catherine Duboc and Shayna Miller of Cornell. Lazar and Summerfield will play Laura Neal and Lauren Strasburger of Colorado State. Brown and Senko are set to take on Hanna LaForest and Luiza Xavier of Northern Colorado and Flavia Russo and Amanda Brown of Memphis. Doubles play will conclude with Chaix and Nelson taking on Christina Macey of Colorado and Manar Al-Jassaf of Colorado State.