Cowgirl Tennis to Host First Home Match of 2009

Feb. 27, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team will host one of their four regular season home matches of the spring this weekend. They welcome the Portland State Vikings, on Saturday, February 28, beginning at 9 a.m. The match will be played at the UW Tennis Courts and admission is free.

"We are excited about the opportunity to play at home," said UW head coach Kati Gyulai. "We hope to have an energetic crowd and look forward putting on a great show. We have had a good few days of practice and are anxious to pick up a couple of wins this weekend."

The Cowgirls enter this week's competition with an overall record of 1-4. They earned their first victory of the spring against Montana State, 4-3, on February 15. Wyoming is currently led by junior Sarah Summerfield and sophomore Carly Van Hollen, who each come in with a 10-7 singles record. Sophomore Rebecca Berger follows closely with a 9-7 mark.

The Vikings are currently 2-10 overall and 0-3 in the Big Sky Conference. They will play Northern Colorado, on Friday afternoon, before facing the Cowgirls. Portland State returns three letterwinners along with welcoming two newcomers to the team. This is the second meeting ever between the two schools. Wyoming leads the series 1-0. The last time the two teams met was March 2, 2003 as the Cowgirls defeated the Vikings 4-3 in Portland. Head coach Brian Parrott is in his first season with the program.