No. 24 Women's Tennis Crushes UT-Arlington, 6-1
April 8, 2002
ARLINGTON, Texas - The 24th-ranked TCU women's tennis team handily defeated Texas-Arlington, 6-1, on Monday afternoon at the UTA Tennis Center. The Frogs advance their season record to 15-4, 2-0 C-USA, while UTA falls to 11-7.
The Frogs swept the doubles matches to earn the doubles point. TCU is now 15-1 when winning the doubles point this season. At No. 1 doubles, 20th-ranked Paty Aburto and Rosa Perez defeated Marketa Cizova and Carolin Schappacher, 8-4. 47th-ranked Saber Pierce and Leoni Weirich topped Katerine Warren and Jika Vetrocova, 8-4, at No. 2. Katrin Gaber and Karla Mancinas won a hard-fought battle at No. 3 with their 9-7 victory over Marie Stepanova and Nadine Dressler.
TCU won five of six singles positions during the afternoon. Katrin Gaber earned a 3-6, 6-5, 7-5 victory over Marketa Cizova at No. 1, while 112th-ranked Paty Aburto picked up the 6-0, 6-7, 10-8 win against Carolin Schappacher at two singles. Saber Pierce earned her 12th straight-set win of the spring as she defeated Marie Stepanova, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3. Playing four singles, Rosa Perez garnered her 11th straight-set win with her 6-1, 6-1 victory against Nadine Dressler. Karla Mancinas handled Katerine Warren, 6-0, 6-3 at No. 5 singles.
The Frogs will finish their regular season at home by hosting former WAC rivals SMU on Wednesday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. and Tulsa on Saturday, April 13 at noon. TCU will host the 2002 Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship beginning Thursday, April 18 at 9:00 a.m. at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
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