Cowgirl Tennis Opens Up First Day at Central Regionals

Oct. 22, 2003

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Two Cowgirls opened up with singles play on the first day of ITA Central Region Championship competition, on Wednesday, in Salt Lake City.

Senior Jennifer Hancock started things off with a two set win, 6-2, 6-1 over Mali Gakovic of Southwest Missouri State, but fell short in her second match of the day with a 7-5, 6-1 loss to Joi-Lee Beachler of Oklahoma. Unfortunately things didn't go so well for senior Yuliani Santi as she fell in her only match of the day to Yelena Olshanskaya of Missouri, 6-2, 7-5.

Sophomore Patricia Chien will be in action tomorrow in the main draw of the tournament against Lauren Jones of BYU. Both doubles teams will also play tomorrow with the team of Jennifer Hancock and Yuliani Santi taking on Alexandra IIie and Robertina Marcu of Weber State, while Patricia Chien and Karolina Rowinski will play Barbara Kourim and Jenny Trettin of Denver.