TCU Women's Tennis Narrowly Defeats SMU, 4-3
Fort Worth, Texas (April 11, 2001) - The 26th-ranked TCU women's tennis team extended its win streak to 12 matches with Wednesday's 4-3 win over 35th-ranked SMU in the two teams' last meeting as conference rivals. The Horned Frogs advance to 15-3, 4-0 WAC, while the Mustangs drop to 11-7, 2-2 WAC.
To start the match, TCU won at doubles 2 and 3 to secure the doubles point. In singles the Frogs won at nos. 2, 5 and 6, to win the match. Freshman Paty Aburto won her 10th straight match when she defeated Megan Russell, 6-4, 6-1, at no. 2. Aburto is now 23-3 overall and 15-2 in dual matches. Junior Katrin Gaber lost to 41st-ranked Dee Dee Herring, 6-2, 6-2, at the no. 1 position.
TCU will finish its regular season with two home matches. The Frogs host Oregon, Saturday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. TCU's final home match this season is Tuesday, April 17, when they play 68th-ranked UT-Arlington at 2 p.m. Both matches will be played on the Bernard "Tut" Bartzen Varsity Courts at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
#26 TCU 4, SMU 3 Records: TCU 15-3, SMU 11-7 Haggar Tennis Stadium, Dallas, Texas Singles No. 1 #41 Dee Dee Herring (SMU) def. Katrin Gaber (TCU) 6-2, 6-2 No. 2 Paty Aburto (TCU) def. Megan Russell (SMU) 6-4, 6-1 No. 3 Patricia Vbeda-Diaz (SMU) def. Rosa Perez (TCU) 6-3, 6-0 No. 4 Chrissie Terrill (SMU) def. Leoni Weirich (TCU) 6-3, 4-6, default No. 5 Karolina Roubickova (TCU) def. Kit Carson (SMU) 6-0, 6-3 No. 6 Saber Pierce (TCU) def. Siayareh Rambally (SMU) 6-1, 7-5 Doubles No. 1 Carson/Russell (SMU) def. Gaber/Roubickova (TCU) 8-3 No. 2 Aburto/Weirich (TCU) def. Terrill/Ubeda-Diaz (SMU) 8-1 No. 3 Perez/Pierce (TCU) def. Swaney/Rambally (SMU) 8-6