Cowgirl Tennis Squad Falls to Host Montana State 4-3
March 1, 2002
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming women's tennis team opened three days of duals in Bozeman, Mont. with a hard-fought 4-3 loss to homestanding Montana State Friday.
The Cowgirl's number-one doubles team of Jenny Bowman and Jennifer Hancock pushed UW off to a good start, taking their match 8-5 over the MSU duo of Neza Kurnk and Liz Lowrance.
The Bobcats, however, rallied to win doubles matches at the number-two and number-three positions and take a 1-0 lead heading into singles play.
"Right now, we're just struggling with doubles and putting too much pressure on ourselves," Cowgirl coach Pam Wildt said. "Our first team was victorious. Unfortunately, the second and third teams are struggling."
Paced by sophomores Bowman, Yuliani Santi and Hancock, the Cowgirls swept the top-three singles matches to surge ahead 3-1 before the Bobcats came roaring back to take the final three singles matches and top the Cowgirls 4-3.
Sophomore Toni Terhaar, playing at the number five spot, fell in a 4-6, 7-6 (8), 7-5 heartbreaker after rallying from a 5-1 deficit in the second set by winning nine straight games to force a third set.
"It really came down to Toni's match, and I couldn't have asked for anything more from her," Wildt said. "She just couldn't pull it out."
The Cowgirls dropped to 2-4 on the season while Montana State improved to 7-6 on the campaign. UW returns to the courts Saturday morning, squaring off with the University of Montana at 9:30 a.m. in at the Bobcat Tennis Center in Bozeman.
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