Women's Tennis Opens Season On The Road

Jan. 24, 2005

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Coming Up Next: The Cowgirls will open up their 2005 springseason with three dual matches on the road. They will face avery tough Nebraska team, on Friday, Jan. 28, and SouthwestMissouri State, on Saturday, Jan. 29. Both matches will beplayed in Lincoln. Wyoming will wrap up the weekend againstthe Creighton Bluejays, on Sunday, Jan. 30, at 11:00 a.m MTin Omaha.

A Look At Nebraska: The Cowgirl team will start off the 2005spring season against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, on Fridaynight, at 4:00 p.m. MT in Lincoln. They return threeletterwinners to a team that finished 16-9 overall and 5-7 inthe Big 12 Conference a year ago. This is the sixth meetingbetween the two schools. Nebraska leads the series 5-0. Thelast time the two teams faced off was Feb. 8, 2004 when theCornhuskers defeated the Cowgirls 7-0. Nebraska iscoached by Scott Jacobson who is in his 14th season withthe program.

A Look At Southwest Missouri State: In their second matchof the weekend, the Cowgirls will take on the SouthwestMissouri State Bears, on Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. This the firstmeeting ever between the two teams.

A Look At Creighton: The Cowgirl tennis team will finish uptheir road trip on Sunday, January 30 against the CreightonBlueJays in Omaha, Neb. They return five letterwinners to ateam that finished 10-12 overall and 3-6 in the Missouri ValleyConference. This is the fourth meeting between the twoschools. Wyoming leads the series 4-0. The last time the twoteams faced off was Feb. 6, 2003 when the Cowgirls defeatedthe BlueJays, 6-1. Creighton is coached by Tom Lilly who is inhis eighth year as the head coach.

Wildt Enters Sixth Season at the Helm
Head Coach Pam Wildt enters her sixth year as the head women'stennis coach at the University of Wyoming. She has posted an overallrecord of 36-73 record overall and a 3-30 Mountain West Conferencemark in her previous five seasons.

Prior to coming to Wyoming, Wildt was the head coach at EastTennessee State University from 1995-99. In her four seasons withBuccaneers, Wildt's teams compiled an overall dual match record of 41-34 including a 13-17 mark in the Southern Conference. Wildt coachedthe team to its first national ranking in the history of the program in 1998when the team was tied for 72nd nationally. Wildt also coached a pairof individuals to the highest regional rankings in school history in bothsingles and doubles.

Before arriving at ETSU, Wildt was an assistant coach for threeyears at her alma mater, Virginia Tech. As a student there, Wildt earnedan undergraduate degree in exercise physiology in 1993 and a master'sdegree in community health in 1995. Wildt was a two-year letterwinnerin tennis for Virginia Tech from 1990-92. She was named the team'smost dedicated player twice and ranked seventh in career winningpercentage (.630) in singles. As a junior, she had an impressive 22-10singles mark as well as a 17-9 doubles record, and finished her senioryear at 16-12.

Prior to attending Virginia Tech, Wildt was a nationally rankedsingles player at Peace College in Raleigh, N.C. While at Peace College,she earned a top 25 national singles ranking. She was also rankedsixth nationally in doubles and was Region X Champion.

Wildt, who was hired on June 17, 1999, is just the second headcoach in Cowgirl tennis history succeeding Kilmeny Waterman, who ledthe program in its first three years of existence.

"I look forward to many future years here with Wyoming Tennis,"Wildt said. "I believe the program has reached a level of respect neverachieved before and that we are headed in the right direction."Wildt has enjoyed some success in her time at Wyoming as tenindividuals have qualified for the Central Region Championships, five inthe main draw. Wildt coached Melanie Roberts, a former assistantcoach in the program, to All-Mountain West Conference honors in 2000and Jenny Bowman to All-MWC Singles Player accolades as a freshman,First Team All-Conference honors as a sophomore, and to aRegional Singles ranking for two years.

Wildt is a Tennis Professional with the USPTA. Actively involved inthe Laramie community, she has created tennis clinics, leagues andcamps for people in the area.

The North Carolina native married Matt Wildt, an Assistant AthleticsDirector in charge of Ticketing and Special Events, at the University ofWyoming, on Dec. 2, 2000. The couple have one daughter, Paige, bornJuly 12, 2002.