Arizona Sweeps TCU Women's Tennis, 6-0
March 1, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas - The 30th-ranked TCU women's tennis team (4-1, 2-0 C-USA) came up short in a 6-0 match against the Wildcats of Arizona (4-3, 0-3 Pac-10) on Saturday afternoon at the indoor courts of the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. Arizona, currently ranked 26th in the most recent Omni Hotels/ITA national poll, is the first team to shut TCU out since Arizona did it on Jan. 26, 1997 at Tucson.
The Frogs got off to a slow start as the Wildcats won all but two first sets (sophomore Karla Mancinas at no. 4 and freshman Gloriann Lopez at no. 6). However, it looked as if things were back on track when junior Paty Aburto raced to a 6-1 second-set win against 46th-ranked Emilie Scribot at the first position and senior Rosa Perez bounced back at no. 3 with a 6-2 second-set victory over 60th-ranked Dianne Hollands to even both matches.
No match turned out to be a win for the Frogs as the Wildcat players continued to fight back in all four of the matches that went the full three sets. Aburto had to default at no. 1, while Perez fell 4-6 in the third set. Mancinas dropped her third set 2-6, and Lopez lost an 11-9 tiebreaker.
Doubles were not played due to time constraints.
The Frogs will travel to College Station for their first road match of the season to take on the 33rd-ranked Texas A&M Aggies on Tuesday, March 4. The match is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.
#26 Arizona 6, #30 TCU 0