Set up second round match-up Sunday at 1 p.m.
Denti, Nichols, Sirilova and Tan all honored by the conference
Horned Frogs stage furious comeback in singles, but fall short
TCU faces league leaders in Texas Tech and Texas
Horned Frogs remain in play for Big 12 regular season title
TCU vs. SMU :: March 28, 2012 :: Photos by Jim Boyd
2011-12 (JUNIOR SEASON): Tallied TCU's top mark in singles during the dual season with a 15-6 record ... Went 21-10 overall after a 6-4 showing in the fall ... Most consistent spot was the No. 4 line in the lineup, where she went 9-3 ... Opened the spring by winning her first three matches, each of them coming in straight sets ... Scored TCU's lone point against Texas A&M with a 7-6 (1), 3-6, 1-0 (3) triumph on Feb. 27 ... Followed with two more wins in that week to earn Mountain West Player of the Week honors ... Won five matches in a row, while putting together a 6-1 mark in conference season ... Grabbed a key three-set win over UNLV's Manon de Lanlay to help TCU win a 4-3 match ... Scored one of TCU's four points in the Mountain West title match, a 6-1, 6-2 downing of San Diego State's Sierra Ellison ... Played all but two of her doubles matches with Kelsey Sundaram ... Tandem won the HEB Baylor Invitational during the fall with wins over teams from Baylor and Texas A&M ... Opened the spring as the No. 57-ranked duo in the nation ... Went 18-8 overall and 12-7 during the spring with Sundaram ... Dropped Nina Secerbegovic and Megan Horter, 8-5, of No. 5 Baylor ... Went 5-1 during the conference season ... Dropped teams from Air Force, Colorado State, New Mexico, Rice and New Mexico ... Duo grabbed a key 8-3 decision over Sasa Nemcova and Alexandra Kovacs in the Mountain West semifinals.
2010-11 (SOPHOMORE SEASON): Had a solid first year for the Frogs in singles and doubles ... Opened the year at the No. 2 spot and played from Nos. 2 through 5 singles during the spring season ... Tallied a 4-0 mark at No. 4 singles, where she played during the MWC Championships ... Won the clinching match for the Frogs against top-seeded UNLV in the semifinal round with her thrilling 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Adrienn Hidvegi ... Scored TCU's lone point with a 6-1, 6-1 win in the championship match against Utah ... Closed the season on a seven-match winning streak in singles ... All of those wins, except for the UNLV match, came in straight-set fashion ... Won 12 of her last 13 in singles ... Went 5-1 in the conference and had to sit out two matches due to injury ... Was 4-0 in dual-clinching matches for the Frogs ... Played the majority of her doubles matches with Katariina Tuohimaa at No. 1 doubles ... Duo was 9-6 during dual play and 14-8 overall ... Tandem garnered a season-high ITA ranking of 52 ... Knocked off four ranked teams during the season, including an 8-4 triumph over Lamar's Mariaryeni Gutierrez and Kaltrina Harbuzi ... Played six matches with Olivia Smith at No. 2 doubles after TCU changed its lineup ... Racked up a 5-1 record with her, all against MWC opponents ... Won matches against BYU and Utah at the MWC Championships ... Named to the Dean's List, an ITA Scholar-Athlete and an MWC Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to TCU (At Sam Houston State): Played five singles matches during her freshman season, all at No. 1 for the Bearkats ... Amassed a 3-2 record, including a 6-0, 6-0 win against Central Arkansas ... Notched a record of 5-3 in doubles play, appearing at No. 1 doubles in each of her matches.
High School: Ranked among top 500 juniors in the ITF World rankings during high school career ... Won two national singles tournaments in Italy and a major doubles title on the ITF junior circuit.
Personal: Born Sept. 13, 1990 in Bellano, Italy ... Parents names are Marina and Nazzaro ... Attended Liceo Scientifico Madonna Della Neve in Adro, Italy.