Cowgirls Open First Day At Central Regionals

Oct. 23, 2002

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Tulsa, Okla. - The Wyoming Cowgirl Tennis team openedup their first day of competition, on Wednesday, at the Omni Hotels Central Region TennisChampionships in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Cowgirls opened up on a high note by taking five of seven matchesduring the first round of qualification. Freshman Patricia Chien andjunior Yuliani Santi came up big as they won both of their openingmatches. Chien defeated Amy O'Handley, of Saint Louis, 6-3, 5-7, (10-3)and Isodora Ljuri, of Southwest Missouri State, 6-1, 5-7, (10-8). WhileSanti earned victories over Jessica Braver of Oklahoma 7-6, 6-1 andEllen Svensson of Utah 1-6, 6-3, (11-9).

Junior Jen Hancock split her matches, as she opened up with a win overHaley Hawkins of Utah State in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, but fell toAndrea Cooper of Kansas State 6-3, 6-0. In her only match of the day,freshman Megan Williams fell to Anna Curtolo of Boise State, 6-1, 6-2.

"We had a really great day of play today," said head coach Pam Wildt."In Jen's match against Haley Hawkins from Utah State, she playedflawless tennis, but fell short in her second match of day. Yulianireally fought hard coming back from losing the first set 6-1, to win thematch 6-3, 11-9 in her second match of the day. It was a huge day and abig step for our program in winning four tiebreakers and two playerswinning their first two rounds of qualifying. They really came out onfire, had great attitudes and fought hard for everything in theirmatches. I'm really proud of them and as a team we've made strides sincethe first tournament of the year."

They will resume play tomorrow morning starting at 7:30 a.m. MountainTime in Tulsa.

Omni Hotels Women's Tennis Central Region Championships Qualifying Draws

October 23, 2002

Round of 64 -

Tiffany Robertson (New Mexico) def. Tara Goedjen (Iowa State), 6-1, 6-0
Caroline Pollock (Utah State) def. Gorana Marsic (Oklahoma State), 6-7,6-1, (11-9)
Patricia Chien (Wyoming) def. Amy O'Handley (Saint Louis), 6-3, 5-7,(10-3)
Isodora Ljuri (SMS) def. Isabelle Soucy (Oral Roberts), 6-0, 6-0
Barbara Kourim (Denver) def. Katie Hodge (New Mexico State), 2-6, 6-0,(10-7)
Tara Porter (Brigham Young) def. Maria Ruiz-Fabrega (New Mexico), 6-3,4-6, (10-6)
Zana Masnic (Oklahoma State) def. Ashley Dille (Northern Arizona), 6-3,6-1
Kirsten Gyaki (Iowa State) def. Melissa Cutler (Saint Louis), 3-6, 6-3,(10-2)
Kristana Olshanskya (Missouri) def. Gina Black (Air Force), 3-6, 6-1,(10-8)
Rose Ketmayara (Nebraska) def. Carolina Pongrutz (Boise State), 2-6,6-3, (10-3)
Karen Kmiec (Northern Arizona) def. Erin Pauchnic (Oklahoma State), 7-5,6-2
Caroline Lawson (Utah State) def. Sandra Mayr (New Mexico State), 6-0,6-1
Morgan Sall (Colorado) def. Joi-Lee Beachler (Oklahoma), 3-6, 6-4,(10-5)
Anna Oehmne (Nebraska) def. Joanna Zyndzo (Utah), 6-7, 6-2, (10-3)
Zoe Buhagiar (Tulsa) def. Rachel Budd (Oral Roberts), 6-4, 6-0
Kelli O'Bryant (Air Force) def. Courtney Leese (Iowa State), 6-3, 6-2
Rachel Hatley (New Mexico) def. Timberly Greenley (Tulsa), 6-2, 6-2
Jessica Simosa (Kansas State) def. Christa Lang (Oral Roberts), 6-1, 6-0
Yuliani Santi (Wyoming) def. Jessica Braver (Oklahoma), 7-6, 6-1
Ellen Svensson (Utah) def. Isabelle Mignot (New Mexico State), 6-3, 7-6
Heather Saluri (Oklahoma) def. Jennifer Helm (Oral Roberts), 6-2, 6-4
Lucie Ruskova (Missouri) def. Katie Garcia (Nebraska), 6-0, 6-2
Jennifer Hancock (Wyoming) def. Haley Hawkins (Utah State), 6-0, 6-0
Andrea Cooper (Kansas State) def. Heather Shelby (Air Force), 6-4, 7-5
Haley McIver (Kansas State) def. Britteny Hollady (Missouri), 6-2, 6-0
Kim Lorenz (Kansas) def. Haley MacFarlane (Brigham Young), 6-4, 6-2
Anna Curtolo (Boise State) def. Megan Williams (Wyoming), 6-1, 6-2
Daniela Muscolino (Tulsa) def. Rachel Alder (Utah), 6-2, 6-2
Christine Skoda (Kansas) def. Ana Ines Excin (Wichita State), 2-6, 6-2,(10-3)
Rebecca Harvey (Nebraska) def. Mariana Barrios (Tulsa), 3-6, 6-2, (10-8)
Mellisa Mendieta (Oklahoma) def. Alli Hansen (Utah), 6-2, 6-0
Laura Miller (SMS) def. Nicole Schneider (Brigham Young), 2-6, 6-2,(10-8)



Round of 32 -

Tiffany Robertson (New Mexico) def. Caroline Pollock (Utah State), 6-1,6-1
Patricia Chine (Wyoming) def. Isodora Ljuri (SMS), 6-1, 5-7, (10-8)
Tara Porter (Brigham Young) def. Barbara Kourim (Denver), 6-1, 6-1
Kirsten Gyaki (Iowa State) def. Zana Masnic (Oklahoma State), 6-2, 6-0
Kristana Olshanskya (Missouri) def. Rose Ketmayara (Nebraska), 6-4, 6-3
Karen Kmiec (Northern Arizona) def. Caroline Lawson (Utah State), 7-6,6-1
Morgan Sall (Colorado) def. Anna Oehmne (Nebraska), 6-4, 7-5
Zoe Buhagiar (Tulsa) def. Kelli O'Bryant (Air Force), 3-6, 6-3, (10-4)
Yuliani Santi (Wyoming) def. Ellen Svensson (Utah), 1-6, 6-3, (11-9)
Lucie Ruskova (Missouri) def. Heather Saluri (Oklahoma), 7-5, 4-6, (10-5)
Andrea Cooper (Kansas State) def. Jennifer Hancock (Wyoming), 6-3, 6-0
Haley McIver (Kansas State) def. Kim Lorenz (Kansas), w/o
Daniela Muscolino (Tulsa) def. Anna Curtolo (Boise State), 2-6, 6-1,(10-8)
Christine Skoda (Kansas) def. Rebecca Harvey (Nebraska), 6-4, 6-3
Mellisa Mendieta (Oklahoma) def. Laura Miller (SMS), 6-4, 6-1

Note: Qualifying Round of 16 will be played Thursday, Oct. 24 at 8:30a.m.