Cowgirl Tennis Team Overpowering at UNC Invitational

October 12, 1998

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming tennis team dominated the competion this last weekend at the University of Northern Colorado Invitational. The Cowgirls won all three singles flights and the number one doubles flight on their way to outplaying UNC, DU and CSU in a non-team scoring tournament.

Melanie Roberts (#1 draw), Sarah Kay (#2 draw) and Shirley Mendoza (#3 draw) all went 3-0 over the weekend in winning their flights. The doubles team of Natalie Morozova and Melanie Roberts also went 3-0 in winning their #1 doubles flight. Sarah Kay and Lisa Pruett were 2-1 in doubles, losing only to the UW team of Morozova and Roberts.

Other results of note were Lisa Pruett going 2-1 in the #2 singles draw and taking third place, and Natalie Morozova with a 2-1 singles record in the #1 singles draw taking the consolation title.

Wyoming ended the tournament with an overall singles record of 14-7 and an overall doubles record of 6-2. The Cowgirls were so dominant that on the second day of competition the only matches they lost were ones where UW played UW.

The following are quotes from head coach Kilmeny Waterman.

On the UNC Invitational Tournament: "It was a very positive weekend in that we won the close matches. We were very agressive, played with confidence and were taking chances, which is what we've been working on in practice. We were coming in and taking balls in the air at the net.

"I was also pleased with our doubles play, which we have been really working on.

"Its a great tuneup for next weekend's tournament in Boulder. It was great timing for us to get all those wins, because next weekend we will be playing at a higher level and will need the confidence."

Results from the UNC Invite:


Flight #1Melanie Roberts3-0, won drawNatalie Morozova2-1, won consolation

Flight #2Sarah Kay3-0, won drawLisa Pruett2-1, third place

Flight #3Shirley Mendoza3-0, won drawAmanda Roberts1-2Lindsay McPhail0-3


Flight #1Natalie Morozova/Melanie Roberts3-0, won drawSarah Kay/Lisa Pruett2-1, second place

Flight #2Shirley Mendoza/Amanda Roberts1-1