Cowgirl Tennis Set To Host Home Matches

March 31, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team will host three of their four home matches this season over the weekend in Laramie. They will face the Colorado State Rams, on Friday, April 1, the Air Force Academy Falcons, on Saturday, April 2 and wrap things up against the New Mexico Lobos, on Sunday, April 3. The match against Colorado State is scheduled to begin at noon, while the other two are set to start at 10:00 a.m. They will be played at the UW Tennis Courts and admission is free.

The Cowgirls enter this week's competition with an overall record of 7-7 and 0-2 in the MWC. Wyoming is currently led by freshman Corina Lazar who has a singles record of 15-11 overall and has won her last seven of nine matches. Sophomore Andrea House sits at a 12-8 mark in singles play and Patricia Chien is 13-13 overall. The doubles team of Andrea House and Gwen Moser have a record of 12-9 followed by Patricia Chien and Karolina Rowinski at 12-10.

The Rams are currently 9-4 overall and 0-2 in the MWC. They return six letterwinners to a team that finished 13-12 overall and 3-4 in the MWC a year ago. This will be the 12th meeting between the two schools. CSU leads the series 9-2. The last time the two teams met was March 27, 2004 when the Rams defeated the Cowgirls 5-2. Colorado State is coached by Jon Messick.

The Falcons are currently 8-9 overall and 0-2 in the MWC. They return six letterwinners to a team that went 13-14 overall and 1-6 in the MWC a year ago. This is the tenth meeting between the two schools. Air Force holds a 5-4 lead in the series. The last time the two teams met was April 4, 2004 when the Falcons defeated Wyoming 4-3. Air Force is coached by Kim Gidley who is in her seventh year with the program.

The Lobos are currently 10-7 overall, 2-0 in the MWC and will play CSU before facing the Cowgirls. They return seven letterwinners to a team that went 20-5 overall and 7-0 in the MWC a year ago. This is the ninth meeting between the two schools. New Mexico holds an 8-0 lead in the series. The last time the two teams met was April 3, 2004 when the Lobos defeated Wyoming 6-1 in Albuquerque. New Mexico is coached by Kathy Kolankiewicz who is in her 20th season with the program.

Following this weekend's matches, Wyoming will have one remaining home non-conference match as they host the Northern Colorado Bears, on Sunday, April 17 at noon.