TCU women's tennis dominates in MWC debut
March 24, 2006
FORT WORTH, Texas - In the first-ever Mountain West Conference match played at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center, the No. 22 TCU women's tennis team downed Wyoming 7-0 to improve to 9-5 on the season and 1-0 in MWC play.
TCU dominated from the start, winning all three doubles matches. Junior Ana Cetnik and sophomore Andrea Morgado posted an 8-0 win over Patricia Chien and Corina Lazar at No. 2. Sophomores Nicole Leimbach and Kewa Nichols followed with an 8-1 victory at No. 3 to clinch the doubles point for the Frogs.
Nichols gave the Frogs a commanding 2-0 lead after defeating Nelson 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3.
TCU moved within a point of clinching the match when Morgado downed Michelle Brown 6-3, 6-0 at No. 6. A native Caracas, Venezuela, Morgado is 3-2 in singles play.
Senior Gloriann Lopez clinched the match for the Horned Frogs with a 6-0, 6-0 triumph over House at No. 4.
Junior Karine Ionesco added a win to her 2006 wins total with a 6-1, 6-3 decision versus Lazar.
Leimbach, currently ranked 11th in the ITA single polls, defeated Rowinski 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1.
No. 93 Sydorska finished off the match with a 6-1, 3-6, (10-7) victory at No. 2 over Chien.
With the win, TCU improved to 9-5 on the season and 1-0 in Mountain West Conference play. The team returns to action on Saturday versus Air Force. Match time is set for 2 p.m.