Women's Tennis Tops Louisville to Make C-USA Finals
April 14, 2003
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The 55th-ranked TCU women's tennis team earned its second win at the Conference USA Championship with a 4-0 semifinal victory against sixth-seed Louisville on Monday morning at the Tulane University's Goldring Tennis Center. The Horned Frogs will defend their 2002 title as they take on top-seeded and 28th-ranked Tulane on Tuesday at noon in the championship match. This is the second meeting between the two teams this season. Tulane won the first meeting, 5-2, in Fort Worth on March 7.
The Frogs won the doubles point with decisive wins at one and three. Junior Paty Aburto and senior Rosa Perez, the 59th-ranked duo in the nation, handed Marie Louise Frolich-Hansen and Kelly Taylor an 8-2 loss at the first position. Sophomore Karla Mancinas paired with freshman Gloriann Lopez to defeat Paige Eber and Jasmin Singh, 8-2, at the three spot.
TCU clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-1 victory by Perez over Taylor at No. 2. The Frogs also claimed singles victories from Lopez at the third position (6-1, 6-3 over Eber) and Mancinas at four (6-3, 6-1 against Melisa San Martin). All three of the other singles matches were left unfinished per conference championship protocol.
#55 (2) TCU 4, (6) Louisville 0
1. #59 Paty Aburto/Rosa Perez (TCU) def. Marie Louise Frolich-Hansen/Kelly Taylor (UL) 8-2
2. Brenna Shackelford/Ivonne Andrade (TCU) vs. Julie Penn/Melisa San Martin (UL) - DNF
3. Gloriann Lopez/Karla Mancinas (TCU) def. Paige Eber/Jasmin Singh (UL) 8-2