Sept. 19, 2001
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Cowgirl Tennis Prepares for Open of Season
University of Wyoming tennis kicks off the fall campaign this week at the Host Doctor's Vision Center Invitational. The tournament is hosted by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Along with UNC Wilmington and Wyoming, six other teams will be competing. The Cowgirls could face Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, Charleston, Davidson, Middle Tennessee State, and UNC Charlotte.
Competition begins Fri., Sept. 21 at 8:30 a.m. withA/C singles competition. B/D singles begins at 10 a.m. and the second round is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Doubles competition is slated to commence at 3 p.m.
Saturday's schedule begins at 8:30 a.m. and the final round of singles and doubles play Sunday, Sept. 23.
The Cowgirls play four matches this fall before hitting the stride of their season in the spring. The season kicks off with the UNC Wilmington Invite, a tournament featuring eight universities. Wyoming returns home to host Northern Colorado on Sept. 30. New Mexico hosts an invitational tournament Oct. 12-14 to round out the season before Central Regionals. This year the tournament will be hosted in Tulsa, Oklahoma and runs from Oct. 24-28.
2000-01 Season in Review:
Wyoming went 4-17for the season last year, and finished eighth in the Mountain West Conference. The Cowgirls won their first match of the fall season against Northern Colorado, but their remaining matches of the fall were non-scoring events.
The Spring season began Jan. 27 against Denver with a match that was played in Cheyenne. The Cowgirls ended up losing, 5-2. At the Jayhawk Classic, Wyoming went 1-3 as a team, facing Drake, St. Louis and Louisiana-Monroe. UW only had two other home matches in the spring, vs. Bowling Green on Feb. 22 and Montana State March 4. The Cowgirls won both those competitions, 5-2.
CSU hosted the Mountain West Conference championships. Jenny Bowman was the lone Cowgirl represented on the 2001 All-Conference team. She was also one of only two freshman to be named to the twelve person roster.
Cowgirls Ink Two New Players
Wyoming head coach Pam Wildt announced two new players to the Cowgirl Tennis roster, Kati Gyulai and Ivana Milosevic.
Originally from Romania, Gyulai was an All-Conference and All-Region tennis player in high school. She comes to UW from Cloud County Coummunity College where she was All-Conference and All-Regional in 2000. She placed 7th nationally in singles and 11th nationally in doubles in 2000.
Ivana Milosevic joins the Cowgirls from Beograd, Yugoslovia. She intends to major in microbiology at the University. Milosevic enters her freshman year this season. In addition to tennis, she played basketball several years at XIII Belgrade high school.
2000-01 Wyoming Tennis Season Records Singles
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