Oct. 14, 2002
A Recap of the weekend:
The Wyoming Cowgirl TennisTeam wrapped up three days of competition at the NewMexico State Invitational over the weekend in Las Cruces, N.M.In open singles play red division, freshman MeganWilliams was the top player for the Cowgirls during the firsttwo days of competition. She defeated Alice Tutor of NewMexico State, 7-6, 6-2, Natalie Lansdale of NMSU in two 6-0,6-1, but fell to Adi Boykova of UTEP 7-5, 7-5. JuniorJennifer Hancock was victorious over Danielle King of UTEPby default and Kate Hodge, NMSU, 6-2, 6-0 in open singlesblue consolation play after falling to Stella Veerman, 6-1, 6-4, earlier in the tournament. Also in singles play, Kati Gylaifell short to Sandra Mayor of NMSU in three sets, 6-4, 4-6,3-6, and Kendal Exelby, UTEP, 6-1, 6-0. Yuliani Santi wasdefeated by Isabelle Mignot, 3-6, 7-6, 6-7, but reboundedwith a victory over Samantha May, NMSU, in two sets 6-0, 6-1. In open doubles play, the team of Jen Hancock andMegan Williams fell to Kate Hodge and Lejla Porobic, 8-2,but came back in the doubles consolation round defeatedSamantha May and Sandra Mayr of New Mexico State, 8-1.The team of Kati Gyulai and Yuliani Santi were victoriousover Natalie Lansdale and Alice Tutor, 8-1, before falling toIsabelle Mignot and Stelia Veerman, 8-5.
In a final day cut short by rain, the Cowgirls werevictorious in all four singles matches that were played. JenHancock defeated Sandra Mayr of New Mexico State 6-2, 6-0, Yuliani Santi defeated Kate Hodge of NMSU, 6-2, 6-4,Kati Gyulai beat Natalie Lansdale, 6-1, 6-0, and freshmanMegan Williams defeated Kristin Minkowski of Marquette.
Coming Up For the Cowgirls: The Cowgirls will resumethe fall season on Oct. 22-28 at the Rolex Central Regionalsin Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Wildt Enters Fourth Season At The Helm
Pam Wildt enters her fourth year as the head women's tennis coachat the University of Wyoming. She has posted an overall record of 18-45record overall and a 2-17 Mountain West Conference mark in herprevious three 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 three yearsat her alma mater, Virginia Tech. As a student there, Wildt earned anundergraduate 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 ranked sixthnationally 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 future years with Wyoming Tennis," Wildt said."I believe the program has reached a level of respect never achievedbefore and that we are headed in the right direction."
Wildt has enjoyed some success in her time at Wyoming as sixindividuals have qualified for the Central Region Championships, four inthe main draw. Wildt coached Melanie Roberts, a former assistant coachin the program, to All-Mountain West Conference honors in 2000 andJenny Bowman to All-MWC Singles Player accolades as a freshman andFirst Team All-Conference honors as a sophomore.
Wildt is a Tennis Professional with the USPTA. Actively involved inthe Laramie community, she has created tennis clinics and leagues forpeople in the area.
The North Carolina native married Matt Wildt, the head ticketmanager at the University of Wyoming, on Dec. 2, 2000. The couple havea one daughter, Paige MacKenzie, born July 12, 2002.