Women's Tennis

Cowgirl Tennis Opens Spring Break Trip with Split

Sarah Summerfield won both of her singles matches for UW on Tuesday.

Sarah Summerfield won both of her singles matches for UW on Tuesday.

March 17, 2009

HONOLULU, Hawaii -

The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team opened up a four-match stretch with a 1-1 split, on Tuesday, in Honolulu. They earned a 6-1 victory against the Chaminade Silverswords, but fell 5-2 against the ranked Washington State Cougars. The Cowgirls are now 5-6 overall and 1-0 in Mountain West Conference play.

Washington State took the first two matches of doubles play to begin the day. Aleksandra Cekic and Ekaterina Kamendova defeated Sarah Summerfield and Carly Van Hollen, 9-7. At the number two spot, Rebecca Berger and Jamie Nelson fell to Elisabeth Fournier and Jessica Gomez, 9-5.

In singles play, it started off well for the Cowgirls with Summerfield earning a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Kamendova, while Nelson was the only other player to win her match against Gomez, 6-2, 6-3. Unfortunately, they had a tough time at the two, three and four spots. Berger battled to a three set loss, 6-3, 2-6, 6-0, against Cekic. Van Hollen had her eight match winning streak broken against Fournier, 6-3, 6-4, while the Cougars wrapped things up with Marina Nicolas earning a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over Carolina Chaix.

Wyoming would rebound in their second match of the day with a 6-0 victory over Chaminade. It began with the Cowgirls winning the doubles point. Summerfield and Van Hollen defeated Audra Takara and Tiffany DeVincent, 8-5, at the number one spot. Berger and Nelson also responded with an 8-3 win over Stacey Chaussoy and Natalie Phanphengdy.

The Cowgirls would sweep the singles matches on their way to the win. At the number one position, Summerfield defeated Takara, 6-0, 6-2, as did Berger over DeVincent, 6-1, 6-3. Van Hollen won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, over Phanphengdy, while Nelson earned a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Silkie Kawahakui. Chaix closed out things at the number five position, 6-2, 6-2, against Chaussoy.



The Cowgirls will play again tomorrow against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors beginning at 2 p.m.

Washington State 5, Wyoming 2

1. Cekic/Kamendova (WSU) def. Summerfield/Van Hollen (UW) 9-7
2. Gomez/Fournier (WSU) def. Nelson/Berger (UW) 8-5
3. Selaru/Nicolas (WSU) wins by default

1. Sarah Summerfield (UW) def. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU) 6-2, 7-5
2. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Rebecca Berger (UW) 6-3, 2-6, 6-0
3. Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Carly Van Hollen (UW) 6-3, 6-4
4. Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Carolina Chaix (UW) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
5. Jamie Nelson (UW) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Livia Gherman (WSU) wins by default

Wyoming 6, Chaminade 1

1. Summerfield/Van Hollen (UW) def Takara-DeVincent (Cham) 8-5
2. Berger/Nelson (UW) def Chaussoy-Phanphengdy (Cham) 8-3
3. Kawahakui/Iwado (Cham) by default

1. Sarah Summerfield (UW) def. Audra Takara (Cham) 6-0, 6-2
2. Rebecca Berger (UW) def. Tiffany DeVincent (Cham) 6-1, 6-3
3. Carly Van Hollen (UW) def Natalie Phanphengdy (Cham) 6-1, 6-2
4. Jamie Nelson (UW) def. Silkie Kawahakui (Cham) 6-4, 6-2
5. Carolina Chaix (UW) def. Stacey Chaussoy (Cham) 6-2, 6-2
6. Kiana Iwado (Cham) by default

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