No. 19 TCU Topples No. 18 William & Mary, 6-1
April 17, 2005
Fort Worth, Texas - The No. 19 TCU women's tennis team defeated its 12th ranked opponent of the season on Sunday afternoon as it toppled No. 18 William & Mary, 6-1. The Frogs won the doubles point and got victories at one and three through six in singles to conclude the regular season with an 18-3 overall record.
"I was really pleased with the way that we played today," said Head Coach Dave Borelli. "We worked on a lot of things in practice last week and it really paid off today as I think this was one of our best matches that we've played this season. William & Mary is a great team and this is a good win for our confidence heading into the Conference USA Championship."
To start off the day, the Frogs claimed the doubles point for the 16th time this season. Seniors Paige Brown and Karla Mancinas picked up the first victory at the three line when they battled back from 6-4 to record an 8-6 victory over Lena Sherbakov and Lingda Yang. At the top of the line-up, No. 44 Ana Cetnik and Story Tweedie-Yates clinched the point by defeating No. 22 Candice Fuchs and Megan Moulton-Levy, 9-7. The pair was trailing 7-6 before buckling down to win their 12th straight match to improve to 18-1 this season.
In singles, Gloriann Lopez put TCU up 2-0 when she snapped a two-match losing streak by easily defeating Alex de Guzman, 6-1, 6-0, at the six spot. At the three line, Cetnik defeated her first ranked opponent this season as she topped No. 62 Muth, 6-4, 6-1. The junior is now 11-8 in dual matches this spring. William & Mary then picked up its lone point in the match at the two when No. 34 Moulton-Levy defeated No. 52 Besovic, 6-4, 6-1.
Nichols clinched TCU's 18th win with her victory at the three spot over Lena Sherbakov, 7-5, 6-4. The win is the sixth consecutive for the freshman, which matches her season-long streak from earlier this season. No. 19 Tweedie-Yates extended her own winning streak to 14 matches by topping No. 122 Fuchs at the one position. The senior dropped the opening set in the tiebreaker, 7-6(6), before winning 6-0 in the second and 4-1 in the third when Fuchs retired the match.
In the final match of the afternoon, Andrea Morgado improved to 23-10 this season when she defeated Yang in three sets. The freshman fell in the first set, 6-3, before evening things up with a 6-2 win in the second. In the decisive set, Morgado fell behind 4-1 early in the match, but she managed to rally to come out on top by the count of 7-5.
TCU returns to action on Thursday through Sunday when it hosts the C-USA Championships at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. For complete coverage of the event visit: www.gofrogs.com.
#19 TCU (18-3) 6, #18 WILLIAM & MARY (16-5) 1
Order of singles finish - 6, 4, 2, *4, 1, 5
Order of doubles finish - 3, *2, 1
* Clinching point