Women's Tennis

Current Press Release

Oct. 4, 1999



First Day at the Washington State Invitational: The University of Wyoming Cowgirl Tennis team traveled to Pullman, WA to compete in the Washington State Invitational this past weekend. The team saw eleven singles wins and five doubles wins for the tournament.

Day one started with team captain, Melanie Roberts, who played her opponent tough in her first match, but could not pull out a win against Montana State?s Mariska Steenkamp with a score of 7-5, 4-6, 6-2. However Roberts did defeat her second opponent, Jessica Redding from Montana 6-2, 6-3.

Sarah Kay, playing in the number two position for the Cowgirls, found victory in both of her matches, advancing her to the next round in day two. She defeated her first opponent Alexandria Jensen from Montana State, in a three set match, scoring 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. She also defeated Zeljka Vidic from Idaho 6-2, 6-1 in her second match.

Sophomore, Sofia Espinosa, split her matches with one victory over Barbara Kukilkova from Idaho 6-4, 6-2. However, she was defeated by Boise State?s Renate Stoop in two sets scoring 6-1, 6-3.

Senior Shirley Mendoza also split her matches scoring 6-0, 6-3 in her first match against Rachel Drummond from Montana State, and losing in her second match against Vida Senci of Idaho 6-2, 6-4.

The only freshman on the Cowgirl team, Paulina del Monte only had one match the first day. She was defeated by Jemina Attard of Boise State, 6-0, 6-3.

Angela Dossetor and Amanda Roberts both added one win and one loss to their record as well. Angela was defeated in her first match versus Gloriana Serrano of Idaho 6-0, 6-2, and won her second match against Montana?s Kate Kohlschreiber 6-1, 6-2, while Amanda Roberts won her first match against Staci Rust from Montana State, 6-1, 6-2, but lost her second match to Idaho?s Cameron Erickson 6-2, 6-2.

Sophomore Lindsay McPhail only played one match today and fought hard for a victory, but lost to Montana State?s Nellie Crowley in three sets, 1-6, 6-1, 6-2.

In doubles, Kay and Dossetor, Mendoza and del Monte, and A. Roberts and McPhail all found victories scoring 8-3, 8-1, and 8-1 respectively.

Second Day at the Washington State Invitational: The day started with Melanie Roberts defeating Pooja Deshmukh from Idaho 6-4, 6-4. Next, Sarah Kay and Sofia Espinosa were defeated by Washington State?s Patrycja 7-5, 6-0 and Portland?s Jusapovic 6-4, 6-4 respectively.

Senior, Shirley Mendoza, in the consolation finals of number four singles, defeated Portland?s Jusapovic 6-4, 6-4 for a win, while freshman, Paulina del Monte also found victory in the number five consolation finals against Idaho?s Nicoll, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3. In the number six position, Angela Dossetor, lost in the consolation finals to Cheung from Boise State 6-3, 6-4, while in the seventh position, Amanda Roberts played a tough match and defeated her opponent, Lyman from Montana, in the consolation finals scoring 1-6, 7-5, 7-6. Lindsay McPhail, also contending in the number seven consolation finals, lost to her opponent, Barger from Montana, 6-3, 6-1.

In doubles play, the Cowgirls won two matches, however lost five for the day. The first match resulted in a loss for Roberts and Espinosa to Steenkamp and Jensen from Montana 8-4, while in the second and third match for the Cowgirls, Kay and Dossetor were defeated by a Washington State team 8-1 and then lost to a Boise State team 8-4. One of the two victories for the Cowgirls came next when Mendoza and del Monte got a win against Idaho?s Erickson and Nicoll 9-7, however they couldn?t find a victory against Montana State?s Voelker and Risteen scoring 8-5. The Cowgirl team of Roberts and McPhail split their doubles matches with one win against Erickson and Nicoll, and one loss against Voelker and Risteen scoring 8-5.


Quotes from head coach Pam Davis ----

?Overall it was a very good day. Everything on paper is getting better and we have talked about some things. I?m pleased as long as we keep improving and working on things we?ve talked about, becoming more patient and some things from practice. Consistency and patience are getting much better and the quickness in match play is also improving."

University of Wyoming Cowgirl Tennis        

Individual Stats

Name Singles Doubles

Sarah Kay 4-2 3-4 Shirley Mendoza 4-3 2-4 Amanda Roberts 3-3 2-4 Melanie Roberts* 4-2 3-3 Lindsey McPhail 0-5 2-4 Sofia Espinosa 3-4 3-3 Angela Dossetor 1-4 3-4 Paulina del Monte 1-3 2-4

Head Coach: Pam Davis (Virginia Tech '92) Assistant Coach: Carlos Mellizo (Wyoming '97) * Team Captain - Melanie Roberts



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