Women's tennis falls to No. 7 North Carolina 5-2
Feb. 1, 2007
MADISON, Wisc. - The No. 15 TCU women's tennis team fell to No. 7 North Carolina 5-2 on Thursday in the first round of the USTA/ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championships. The win dropped the Frogs to 0-1 on the season, while increasing North Carolina's record to 6-1.
"We fought really hard today and I was very happy with the level of improvement overall," said TCU head coach Jefferson Hammond. "We had some close matches that could've gone either way, but we just came up short."
Ana Cetnik and Nina Munch-Soegaard highlighted play for the Frogs, with upsets of two nationally ranked singles players. Cetnik, a senior from Belgrade, Serbia, defeated No. 7 Jenna Long 6-4, 7-6 (0) in the No. 1 slot, while freshman Munch-Soegaard dropped No. 19 Katrina Tsang 6-4, 6-2. The wins against the ranked opponents were the highest for both Cetnik and Munch-Soegaard in their TCU careers.
The most anticipated match of the day was in doubles competition, when the No. 9 duo of Ana Cetnik and Anna Sydorska faced North Carolina's No. 16 tandem of Sara Anundsen and Jenna Long. The Tarheels triumphed 8-4, and captured the doubles point when the No. 24 duo of Caitlin Collins and Sanaz Marand defeated TCU's Andrea Morgado and Karine Ionesco 8-1. Kewa Nichols and Nina Munch-Soegaard salvaged the event, defeating North Carolina's Austin Smith and Meg Fanjoy 8-7 (5).
The consolation matches will be redrawn later Thursday night, and TCU will then find out the opponent they will face at 9 a.m. on Friday.
Live stats of Friday's match can be viewed at www.itatennis.com, and complete results can be found at www.gofrogs.com.