Oct. 18, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -
Five Cowgirls opened up with singles play on the first day of ITA Central Region Championships, on Wednesday, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The highlight of the day was Wyoming senior Andrea House. She earned a two set victory over Stephanie Roldan of Idaho State, 6-0, 6-1, and then defeated Kasie King of Idaho, 6-2, 6-0, in her second match of the day. She will now take on Annette Akasdal of Denver tomorrow in the main draw. UW's Michelle Brown won her opening match, 7-5, 6-4, over Katherine Zigars of Idaho State, as did Cowgirl Jamie Nelson over Kirsten Stople of Colorado State, 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (8) and Wyoming's Carolina Chaix against Greer Satherlie of Colorado State, 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (6). Unfortunately, all three fell in their second round matches. UW senior Amy Senko had a tough day as she fell in the first round, 6-4, 6-3, against Tori Almagno.
"I was very pleased with the play of everyone today, but especially Andrea," said head coach Krissy Hall. "She did a nice job in both of her matches and I'm excited that she is in the main draw tomorrow."
Three other Cowgirls besides House will be back in action tomorrow in singles play in the main draw. Karolina Rowinski will take on Efrat Leopold of Idaho, Sarah Summerfieild will go against Gleisy Torres Torres of Colorado and Corina Lazar will face Cinthia Saucedo of Utah. In doubles action, Chaix and Nelson will take on Courtney Anderson and Dee Dee Nelson of Utah State. Summerfield and Lazar will take on the winner of a match between Idaho State and Utah. House and Rowinski face Paij Porter and Leslie Vial of Northern Arizona and Brown and Senko are set to face Tiffany Coll and Bianca Jochimsen of Boise State.