TCU women's tennis edged by No. 35 BYU, 4-3
April 7, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - The No. 32 TCU women's tennis team fell 4-3 to No. 35 BYU in a battle of unbeaten Mountain West Conference teams on Saturday at the Eccles Tennis Center. The loss dropped the Horned Frogs to 13-8 overall and 4-1 in conference play, while improving the Cougars to 17-5 on the season and 6-0 in MWC play.
"We didn't play our best tennis today," said TCU assistant coach Colin Foster. "We still competed hard and won at some courts, but we have to find a way to execute and find a way to get the win when we're not playing at our best."
The Frogs jumped out to the 1-0 lead by capturing the doubles point. TCU's No. 6 tandem of Ana Cetnik and Anna Sydorska evened the match with an 8-4 defeat of No. 49 Anastasia Surkova and Jennifer Miccoli at the No. 1 position. The duo of Nina Munch-Soegaard and Kewa Nichols secured the point with an 8-6 victory over BYU's Lauren Jones and Dolly Chang.
TCU was only able to notch wins at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions in singles play. No. 43 Cetnik grabbed her seventh consecutive victory with a 6-2, 7-6(2) win over Chie Hayasaka. Nichols also extended her winning streak to nine matches with a 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 defeat of Kristina Doerr.
Both Munch-Soegaard and Andrea Morgado saw their six-match winning streaks snapped at the No. 2 and No. 5 positions, respectively, in Saturday's loss.
The Frogs will return to the courts on April 13 against conference foe Colorado State in Albuquerque, N.M.
No. 35 BYU (17-5, 6-0) def. No. 32 TCU (13-8, 4-1), 4-3