Women's Tennis Earns 4-3 Win Over Kansas State
March 18, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas - The 36th-ranked TCU women's tennis team earned a hard-fought 4-3 win over the Wildcats of 53rd-ranked Kansas State on Tuesday afternoon at the indoor courts of the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. The win evens the Frogs' record at 5-5, while K-State goes to 6-4.
The doubles point was hotly contested as KSU claimed the first win at no. 2, with TCU picking up the 8-5 win at no. 3 by senior Brenna Shackelford and sophomore Ivonne Andrade. The two tandems playing the top doubles spot fought it out to the very end before junior Paty Aburto and senior Rosa Perez squeaked out the 9-7 win over Andrea Cooper and Jessica Simosa to give TCU the ever-important doubles point.
Aburto, playing no. 1 singles and ranked 72nd in the most recent ITA poll, made short work of Petra Sedlmajerova, 6-3, 6-0. At no. 2, junior Saber Pierce won her three-set match against Maria Rosenberg in less time than it took Perez to defeat Simosa in two (7-5, 7-6) at no. 3. The win by Perez is her ninth of the spring season. The Wildcats earned wins at the other three singles positions.
The Frogs host Utah on Wednesday, March 19 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. Marshall comes to town on Saturday, March 22 for a noon match.
#36 TCU 4, #53 Kansas State 3
1. Paty Aburto/Rosa Perez (TCU) def. Andrea Cooper/Jessica Simosa (KSU) 9-7
2. Paulina Castillejos/Petra Sedlmajerova (KSU) def. Saber Pierce/Karla Mancinas (TCU) 8-4
3. Brenna Shackelford/Ivonne Andrade (TCU) def. Hayley McIver/Maria Rosenberg (KSU) 8-5