26th-Ranked Women's Tennis Dominates Crosstown Rival SMU, 6-1
April 10, 2002
FORT WORTH, Texas - The 26th-ranked TCU women's tennis team easily handled crosstown rival SMU, 6-1, on Wednesday afternoon at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. The Frogs advance their season record to 16-4, 2-0 C-USA, while the Mustangs fall to 13-11 for the year.
TCU captured the doubles point with wins at Nos. 1 and 3. 20th-ranked Paty Aburto and Rosa Perez topped Kit Carson and Nadia Vaughan, 8-2, at one doubles. Katrin Gaber and Karla Mancinas earned their 14th win of the spring as they defeated Siayareh Rambally and Allison Leuszler at No. 3, 8-3.
The Frogs earned wins at five of six singles positions during the afternoon match, all in straight-sets. At No. 1, Katrin Gaber defeated Jenny Langer, 6-2, 6-3. 112th-ranked Paty Aburto shutout Kit Carson at two singles, 6-0, 6-0. Saber Pierce topped Lynsie Jones, 6-3, 6-2, at three singles, while Rosa Perez earned a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Nadia Vaughan at No. 4. Karla Mancinas picked up her 11th win of the spring as she defeated Allison Leuszler, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 6.
In one extra match, Ivonne Andrade defeated Sana Cortas, 6-3, 6-4.
The Frogs will finish their regular season at home as the 62nd-ranked Tulsa Golden Hurricane come to Fort Worth 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.
#26 TCU 6, SMU 1
Records: TCU 16-4, 2-0 C-USA, SMU 13-11