Cowgirl Tennis Competes At BYU Invitational

Oct. 10, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Complete Three-Day Tournament Results Follow:

UW Tennis Competes in First Day of the BYU Invitational

Oct. 7, 1999

The University of Wyoming Tennis teamtraveled to Provo, UT, today to compete in the BYU Invitational. Teams competing in the tournament include Wyoming, host BYU, Air Force, Colorado State, Utah, Utah State, Washington State, Boise State and Weber State.

In the first day of competition the Cowgirls would find only onevictory in singles play and zero wins in doubles play. The day wouldstart with team captain Melanie Roberts, who was defeated by WashingtonState's Erica Perkins 6-2, 6-3. Next, Sarah Kay was to play Gee GeeGarvin of BYU, however Sarah won the match by default and will beprogressing to the next round in tomorrow's competition.

Sophia Espinosa, would be next to play, and was defeated by JulieWeiss of the Air Force Academy 6-4, 6-4, while Shirley Mendoza put up agood fight, but also lost in two, being defeated by Melissa Pine ofWashington State 7-5, 6-1.

The Cowgirls' Paulina del Monte was up next and fought hard for avictory over Amy Thatcher of Utah State University, but couldn't find awin and lost 6-2, 7-6, while Angela Dossetor also lost her match toSara Burrows of Washington State, in two scoring, 6-1, 6-1.

Senior, Amanda Roberts and sophomore, Lindsay McPhail followed in theirteammates shoes as well and both lost their matches in two Amanda wouldlose to Jackie Ellis of USU scoring 6-3, 6-3, and Lindsay would JamieParker of BYU scoring 6-1, 6-1, respectively.

The Cowgirls doubles play looked similar to their singles play with allfour doubles teams fighting hard but ending up losing. The first teamto compete was Melanie Roberts and Sophia Espinosa, who were defeated bya Utah University team of Payne and Wilkerson, 9-8, while Sarah Kay andShirley Mendoza, in the number two spot, were defeated by a USU team ofSteenkamp and Evans scoring 8-4.

Angela Dossetor and Paulina del Monte, teamed for the first time, lostto a Washington State team of Meira and Van de Ven with a score of 8-2,and Amanda Roberts and Lindsay McPhail lost to Gee and Camel of AirForce with a score of 8-4.

The competition will continue throughout the next two days.

Quotes from head coach Pam Davis ----

?We had our chances today, but just couldn't get the results we werelooking for. Melanie Roberts and Sofi had a great doubles match andwere up 7-4, but just couldn't pull out a win.

?This has been a great chance to see how much work we need to do for thespring season, when we will be playing these teams in conferencematches.

?It's hard for the girls to see the big picture, that these matches arehelping us get prepared for the spring season, they were really downtonight because they are just looking at the whether or not they won.?

UW Tennis Recovers Well At BYU Invite Second Day

Oct. 8, (LARAMIE, Wyo.)

The University of Wyoming Cowgirl Tennisteam attained some wins in the second day of the BYU Invitational todayin Provo, UT. Among the winners in singles matches were MelanieRoberts, Sarah Kay, Shirley Mendoza, and Angela Dossetor. In doublesplay, Melanie Roberts teamed with Sofia Espinosa, and Sarah Kay teamedwith Shirley Mendoza saw victory as well.

The day started with Melanie Roberts, and she found victory in hermatch against Brooke Parsons of the Air Force Academy scoring 6-1, 6-1.

Sarah Kay also added a win to her stats, defeating Linn Ronnberg of theUniversity of Utah 6-1, 6-2. Kay will be playing in the championshipmatch for the number two position in tomorrows singles play versusPatrycia Gajdzik from Wash. St.

Next up for the Cowgirls was sophomore, Sofia Espinosa, who came backstrong in her match, but lost in two against Kim Kelly of BYU scoring6-2, 7-6.

Senior, Shirley Mendoza also added a win for the Cowgirls today scoring6-0, 6-2 against Summer Marshall of Wash. St. She along with MelanieRoberts and Angela Dossetor will be playing for 5th and 6th placetomorrow.

Freshman, Paulina del Monte will be playing for 7th and 8th after herloss today against Jemina Attard of Boise St. scoring 6-1, 6-0.

Angela Dossetor because of a default will advance to compete for 5thand 6th place as stated above.

Senior, Amanda Roberts will be competing for 7th and 8th place afterher frustrating loss to Anne Wierman of CSU today. Amanda took Wiermaninto three sets, but could not get the victory scoring 3-6, 6-1, 7-5.

In the eighth position, Lindsay McPhail was defeated by Kara Andersonof Air Force scoring 6-2, 6-1. Lindsay will receive 7th place becauseof a default.

In doubles play today, Melanie Roberts and Sofia Espinosa defeated anAir Force team of Lynn and Shelby, which score was unavailable untiltomorrow, but they were defeated by a CSU team of Hansson and Lisle 8-3,to take sixth place in the tournament.

Sarah Kay and Shirley Mendoza had a big win against Bartz and Sullivanscoring 9-8, which advanced them to play for 5th and 6th, but then lostto Attard and Stoop of Boise St. in a frustrating match scoring 9-7 toput them in sixth place for the tournament.

Del Monte and Dossetor were defeated in their first match today againstVasas and Forrest, but because of a default received seventh place inthe tournament.

Roberts and McPhail also received seventh place after losing to Johnsonand Martinez of USU scoring 8-6, and receiving a default in the lastbracket.

The Cowgirls will continue singles play tomorrow.

Results of the second day at the BYU Invite:

 Singles

1. Melanie Roberts vs. Parsons (AFA) W 6-1, 6-1 2. Sarah Kay vs. Ronnberg (UU) W 6-1, 6-2 3. Sofia Espinosa vs. Kelly (BYU) L 6-2, 7-6 4. Shirley Mendoza vs. Marshall (WSU) W 6-0, 6-2 5. Paulina del Monte vs. Attard (BSU) L 6-1, 6-0 6. Angela Dossetor vs. Bertagua (USU) W default 7. Amanda Roberts vs. Wierman (CSU) L 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 8. Lindsay McPhail vs. Anderson (USU) L 6-2, 6-1 vs. no opponent W default

Doubles

1. Roberts/Espinosa vs. Lynn/Shelby (AFA) W 8-4 vs. Hansson/Lisle (CSU) L 8-3

2. Kay/Mendoza vs. Bartz/Sullivan (CSU) W 9-8 vs. Attard/Stoop (BSU) L 9-7

3. Del Monte/Dossetor vs. Vasas/Forrest (CSU) L 9-8 vs. Bertagua/Ellis (USU) W default

4. Roberts/McPhail vs. Johnson/Martinez (USU) L 8-6 vs. no opponent W default

UW Tennis Competes in Final Day of BYU Invite

Oct. 9, 1999

The University of Wyoming Tennis teamcompeted in the final day of the BYU invite in Provo, UT, today. Insingles, the Cowgirls totaled four wins on the day and did not have anydoubles matches today. Among the winners today were Melanie Roberts,Sarah Kay, Shirley Mendoza and Paulina del Monte.

Senior, Melanie Roberts started the team off well with a victory overAmanda Bartz of CSU scoring 7-6, 6-4. Senior, Sarah Kay also received avictory, making her the champion of the second division. Kay won herchampionship match against Patrycia Gajdzik of Washington State by aninjury default.

Next up for the Cowgirls was sophomore, Sofia Espinosa, who wasdefeated by Veronica Reynosa of Washington State 6-3, 6-0.

Shirley Mendoza added a win to her record today, beating Dana Delanceyof Washington State in a tight match scoring 7-5, 6-3, for a fifth placefinish.

Finishing in seventh place, Paulina del Monte defeated her WashingtonState opponent, Aimee Evans in two sets scoring 7-5, 3-2. The secondset was only played to 3-2, because of a default by Evans.

Angela Dossetor, finishing in sixth place for the Cowgirls, ended uplosing her match to Heather Thiry from Boise State scoring 6-4, 6-2.Following Dossetor, Amanda Roberts also was defeated today by AirForce's Heather Shelby 3-6, 6-1, 6-1, putting her into eighth place forthe tournament.

Lindsay McPhail, did not play today due to her default win yesterday.

The Cowgirls next tournament will be Oct. 16-17 in Greeley, Coloradofor the UNC Invitational.

Results for Day Three of BYU Invitational

Singles

1. Melanie Roberts vs. Bartz (CSU) W 7-6, 6-4 2. Sarah Kay vs. Gajdzik (Wash. St.) W default - injury 3. Sofia Espinosa vs. Reynosa (Wash. St.) L 6-3, 6-0 4. Shirley Mendoza vs. Delancy (Wash. St.) W 7-5, 6-3 5. Paulina del Monte vs. Evans (Wash. St) W 7-5, 3-2 (default) 6. Angela Dossetor vs. Thiry (BSU) L 6-4, 6-2 7. Amanda Roberts vs. Shelby (AFA) L 3-6, 6-1, 6-1