Dec. 11, 2002
Laramie, Wyoming - University of Wyoming head tennis coach Pam Wildt today announced the signing of two student-athletes to national letters of intent to attend the University of Wyoming beginning in the fall of 2003.
"Both Amy and Andrea are bringing a wealth of junior national level playing experience to the program," said Wildt. "They will definitely make an immediate impact to this team and program due to their exposure to traveling and a high level of competition. They are also strong and athletic girls who work well with their coaches and teammates."
Here are the signees.
Andrea House, Hammett, Idaho (Mountain Home): A two-time District and Idaho 4-A State Singles Champion in 2001 and 2002 at Mountain Home High School. She has been a junior competitive member of the USTA for the past nine years. During that time, she has been ranked both in the Intermountain section and nationally. She finished in the Top 12 in the Intermountain District, while finishing 268th nationally in Girls 18 singles play in 2002. Over the past year, she has participated in several national tournaments, including the National Open in New York, World Team Tennis National Juniors as a member of the USTA Intermountain team, the Super National Hardcourts in California and was a participant in the 2001 World Sports Exchange Tennis Program in England. An excellent student, she has earned several scholastic and service awards. The daughter of Francis and Tamzy House.
Amy Senko, Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City North): A regional singles champion in 2001 and a second place finisher in 2002 at Putnam City North High School. Senko ranked in the Top 15 in the Missouri Valley Section and 250 nationally, while ranking in the Top 10 in the Texas Section before moving to Oklahoma. This fall, she finished fourth out of 16 individuals at the Missouri Valley Sweet Sixteen Sectional Tournament. As a junior and senior, helped her team to two Oklahoma State Championships, along with regional and conference championships. She placed fourth in the state in 2002 and seventh in 2001. In 2001, she also received Player of the Year honors for her high school team and received the Iron Man Award for the team's best three-set record. A four-year letterwinner in tennis, she was named team captain this season. Senko is coached by David Diefenderfer. An excellent student, she is a National Honor Society member, on the honor roll and earned the Presidents Academic Award. Amy is the daughter of Dave and Bette Senko.