Cowgirl Tennis to Host Falcons In Opening MWC Match

March 5, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team will kick off the Mountain West Conference season this weekend at home. They will host the Air Force Academy Falcons, on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 9 a.m. The match will be played at the UW Tennis Courts and admission is free. There will also be an opportunity to get a free t-shirt.

"We look forward hosting conference rival Air Force," said UW head coach Kati Gyulai. "It's been a match we've been preparing for all season. We are coming off after a couple of good wins last weekend, and we want to build on the momentum. We hope for a large crowd at the match and hope to feed off that energy."

The Cowgirls enter this week's competition with an overall record of 3-5 after taking two of three matches last weekend. Wyoming is currently led by sophomore Carly Van Hollen, who comes in with a 13-7 record and a seven match winning streak. Sarah Summerfield is 12-8 overall, while Rebecca Berger is 11-8.

Air Force is currently 9-8 overall this season. This is the 16th meeting between the two schools. Wyoming leads the series 9-6. The last time the two teams met was February 3, 2008 as the Cowgirls defeated the Falcons, 5-2, in Colorado Springs. They are coached by Kim Gidley who is in her 11th season with the program.