2000-2001 Cowgirl Tennis Informational Press Release
Oct. 9, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
This Week: The University of Wyoming women's tennis team will be off until Oct. 20-22 when it competes at the Louisville Invitational in Louisville, Ky.
Davis Enters Second Season: Wyoming head coach Pam Davis is in her second year at UW. Wyoming had an overall record of 8-14 during the 1999-2000 season, including 1-7 in the Mountain West Conference. Davis came to Wyoming from East Tennessee State, where she had a record of 41-34 in four years.
Cowgirls to Feature Five Newcomers: Wyoming will be counting on five newcomers in the 2000-2001 season. All of the new players are freshman, and each of them brings talent and exciting ability to the Cowgirl squad. The newcomers are Jenny Bowman, Jen Hancock, Stacy Kneese, Yuliani Santi and Toni Terhaar. The returnees are senior Angela Dossetor, junior Sofi Espinosa and sophomore Paulina del Monte. Espinosa had 11 victories last year, while Dossetor had eight and del Monte had seven.
Cowgirls Compete at BYU Invite: The Wyoming tennis team wrapped up competition Sept. 30 at the Brigham Young University Invitational, held in Provo, Utah. Wyoming was led by junior Sofi Espinosa and freshman Jen Hancock. Espinosa placed third in flight three singles action, going 3-1 on the weekend. Espinosa defeated Heather Shelby of Air Force 6-3, 6-3 to claim third-place. Hancock finished fourth in flight four by going 2-2. Hancock lost the third-place match to Laurie Cheung of Boise State 7-6, 7-6, which took three hours and forty minutes. In other singles action Jenny Bowman, Toni Terhaar, Stacy Kneese and Paulina del Monte all went 1-2 at the tournament while Angela Dossetor and Yuliani Santi were 0-2 in their individual flights. In doubles action, the Cowgirls were led by the team of freshmen Bowman and Terhaar. Bowman and Terhaar placed fourth in doubles flight one, just missing out on third-place with a close 9-8 match. The doubles teams of Kneese/Espinosa and del Monte/Hancock both went 1-2 and didn't place. The tournament featured many of the top teams in the region. Competing along with Wyoming were Brigham Young, Washington State, Colorado State, Boise State, Air Force, Utah and Utah State.
Complete Wyoming individual results:
Davis' Take: The following are quotes from University of Wyoming head
women's tennis coach Pam Davis after the BYU Invitational: "We started
the tournament out on the right foot. We played very well to get things
going. But as we advanced, we faced stiffer competition and had some
tough matches. There were lots of talented players here and the level
of play wasn't like anything we've seen this year so far. We are still
learning about ourselves and discovering what combinations work best for
us. But overall it was a solid weekend for us. We had some good
performances and our younger players are really coming along."