March 4, 2011
NOTE: THE MATCH HAS BEEN MOVED INDOORS AT THE BAYARD H. FRIEDMAN TENNIS CENTER AND IS SET TO BEGIN AT 1 P.M.
FORT WORTH -- TCU (1-3) hosts Oklahoma at 1 p.m., Saturday in its second-straight home match at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. It is the second of five-consecutive home matches after playing just two of its first four at home.
The Horned Frogs square off with their third-straight ranked opponent when the 19th-ranked Sooners visit Fort Worth. The Sooners are 6-2 this season with losses to Stanford and Notre Dame. OU has won four of its last five matches, but has not been on the court since Feb. 26.
TCU's No. 1 doubles tandem of Federica Denti and Katariina Tuohimaa is 3-1 this spring, including picking up a win over a ranked foe from Saint Mary's College on Jan. 28. Since becoming doubles partners in the fall, the Frog duo is 8-3.
Newcomer Olivia Smith has also made an instant impact for the Horned Frogs, amassing a 3-1 record at No. 3 singles this spring. She did not compete for TCU in the fall after transferring from Miami.
Also in singles, junior Gaby Mastromarino has racked up a 3-1 record this far during the spring. She won matches at No. 6 singles against UTPA and St. Mary's, before moving to the No. 5 spot and picking up a win against Texas A&M.
Senior Constantinescu carries the banner for OU, boasting a 4-4 record at No. 1 singles and a No. 79 national ranking. She joins Radu to make up the 62nd-ranked doubles team in the nation.
Also ranked in singles for OU is freshman Whitney Ritchie. She is 5-2 this spring and debuted at No. 124 in the most-recent Campbell's/ITA College Tennis Rankings.
TCU is 18-11 all-time against OU, including claiming wins in each of the last four matches. The two schools last squared up on March 22, 2008 when TCU claimed a 6-1 win in Fort Worth. The Sooners have appeared on TCU's schedule more times than any other school outside of the state of Texas.
As with all TCU home matches this season, Mama's Pizza will be served to all fans in attendance. Admission is free at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.