Nov. 8, 2009
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The TCU women’s tennis team completed play on Sunday in the Kitty Harrison Invitational, hosted by the University of North Carolina and held at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center where both indoor and outdoor courts were utilized.
“It was a great experience playing this event,” TCU head coach Jefferson Hammond said. “It was the first time we had played this event and we had a chance to work on a lot of the things that we’ve practiced on this fall and we are walking away with more confidence.”
TCU battled members from Princeton and Virginia Tech Sunday. In the Horned Frogs’ lone doubles match of the evening, junior Katariina Tuohimaa and sophomore Kayla Duncan dismantled No. 21 Taylor Marable and Hilary Bartlett from Princeton, 8-1. The 2009 All-MWC doubles duo finished the fall slate with an overall record of 4-3.
Junior Idunn Hertzberg split a pair singles matches, taking down the Hokies’ Shannon Betts, 6-2, 6-2, while accepting defeat to Rebecca Parks from Princeton, 8-6.
Tuohimaa picked up her third win of the fall, extending Yasmin Hamza of Virginia Tech to three sets to win, 2-6, 6-2, 10-8. Duncan ended her fall season with a 3-6, 6-4, 10-6 loss to the Hokies’ Martha Blakely.
“Considering how many injuries we have had this fall, we’ve competed hard every time we have gone out,” Hammond added. “It has been a successful fall and I am very happy about where we are heading into the spring.”
TCU will resume action this spring on Jan. 29 in Knoxville, Tenn., as part of the ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Frogs will face a tough dual match schedule, playing 16 NCAA qualifiers from 2009. All but one non-conference foe was in the NCAA tournament last season.