TCU Wins Third Straight After Topping Indiana, 5-2
March 10, 2005
Bloomington, Ind. - The No. 20 TCU women's tennis won its third straight match, a 5-2 victory over No. 27 Indiana, on Wednesday afternoon at the IU Tennis Center in Bloomington, Ind. The Frogs have now won two consecutive matches over the Hoosiers as they had lost the previous ten meetings in the series prior to last season. The team now has 9-1 overall record as they are off to their best start since the 1985-86 season when they also had nine wins in their first ten contests.
"We came out and played with really good effort today," said Head Coach Dave Borelli. "Indiana is the defending co-Big Ten champion, so it is nice to beat a team from the upper echelon of a major conference."
In doubles, TCU got wins from the top two spots in its line-up to easily take the doubles point. The first win of the day came at the No. 2 position when Helena Besovic and Karla Mancinas topped Laura McGaffigan and Brianna Williams by an 8-4 count. The No. 52 ranked pair in the nation, Ana Cetnik and Story Tweedie-Yates, clinched the point with their 8-4 decision over Sarah Batty and Dominika Walterova.
In the three position, Paige Brown and Andrea Morgado dropped their second straight match when Cecile Perton and Dora Vastag came away with the 8-7 (7-4) victory. Despite the loss, the pair still has a team-leading 15 wins this season.
Indiana evened things up right off the bat in the singles action. At the No. 3 spot, Kewa Nichols dropped a 6-1, 6-1 decision to McGaffigan to make the team score 1-1.
The Frogs then went on to win the next four matches to clinch the match. No. 17 Tweedie-Yates topped No. 99 Vastag easily winning, 6-1, 6-1. Cetnik then snapped a five-match losing streak with her 6-2, 6-1 victory over Walterova at No. 4. No. 52 Besovic clinched TCU's third straight win and their ninth win overall when she defeated Batty, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, at the two. Gloriann Lopez, playing in the No. 5 spot, picked up her 10th win on the year as Williams retired the match due to injury. Lopez won the opening set, 6-1, before falling in the second, 7-6 (6). In the deciding set, she was winning 2-1 when Williams bowed out.
Indiana tallied its second win of the day at the No. 6 position when Perton topped Morgado in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. The TCU freshman was playing in her first match in singles since the Feb. 22 match against Baylor.
The Frogs will drive to Columbus, Ohio, on Friday before they go for their tenth win against the Buckeyes on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Jesse Owens West Recreation Center.
#20 TCU (9-1) 5, #27 INDIANA (6-6) 2
Order of singles finish - 3, 1, 4, *2, 5, 6
Order of doubles finish - 2, *1, 3
* Clinching point