No. 17 TCU falls to No. 27 Texas A&M, 5-2
Feb. 22, 2007
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The 17th-ranked TCU women's tennis team was defeated by No. 27 Texas A&M, 5-2, on Thursday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. The loss drops TCU to 3-3 overall, while improving Texas A&M's record to 9-1.
"We played a veteran team today and came up on the short end," said TCU head coach Jefferson Hammond. "I was proud of our effort across the board."
The doubles tandem of Nina Munch-Soegaard and Kewa Nichols suffered their first loss of the season to the No. 34 pair of Nicki Mechem and Anna Lubinsky, 8-2, to begin the match. The Aggies clinched the doubles point when Anna Blagodarova and Michelle Sammons teamed up to defeat Karine Ionesco and Andrea Morgado 8-3 in the No. 3 slot. The No. 3 duo of Ana Cetnik and Anna Sydorska salvaged the event with an 8-5 win over Sarah Foster and Tiffany Clifford.
No. 60 Munch-Soegaard tallied another impressive victory, which brought the Frogs to a score of 2-1, when the freshman defeated No. 36 Elze Potgeiter 6-1, 6-4. That was as close as the Frogs would get, dropping the next two matches as Mechem sealed the win with a 6-3, 6-0 defeat of Morgado. No. 88 Sydorska would go on to earn a victory in the No. 3 slot, defeating Blagodarova 6-1, 6-4.
"Mentally, we hung in the matches the best we could," Hammond said. "We have some things to work on before we play Mississippi on Sunday."
The Frogs will host the 63rd-ranked Rebels on Sunday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center at noon.
No. 27 Texas A&M (9-1) def. No. 17 TCU (3-3), 5-2