Frogs Place Three on Women's Tennis All-C-USA Teams
April 27, 2004
FORT WORTH, Texas - The 24th-ranked TCU women's tennis team had three players named to the 2004 All-Conference USA Teams announced Tuesday morning by the league office. Tulane led the conference taking home six all-league selections as well as Player of the Year (Jenny Kuhn), Coach of the Year (David Schumacher) and Outstanding Singles Player of the Championship (Jenny Kuhn) awards. DePaul's Gergana Ganeva was named Freshman of the Year.
For the second year in a row, the Frogs' No. 1 doubles team garnered the Outstanding Doubles Team accolade, this year going to senior Saber Pierce and freshman Ana Cetnik, who are currently ranked 28th by the ITA. During the Frogs' tournament run, Pierce and Cetnik notched a perfect 3-0 mark at the No. 1 spot. In the finals, the tandem claimed a 9-8 victory over Tulane's 46th-ranked team of Julie Smekodub and Darya Ivanov of Tulane, helping the Horned Frogs to a runner-up finish at the C-USA Championship.
Senior Paty Aburto, currently ranked 52nd by the ITA, earned her third straight All-C-USA First Team honor after posting a 14-8 spring record, including a 12-4 mark at first singles. She was also named C-USA Player of the Week twice during the season. Joining Aburto, Kuhn and Ganeva on the first team were Houston's Miranda Foley, Tulane's Maria Ivanov and USF's Gabriela Duch.
Pierce and Cetnik were named to the All-C-USA Second Team in addition to their doubles team accolade. Pierce, who tallied a team-best 20-3 spring record, earned third-team honors the previous two years, and was awarded C-USA Player of the Week honors twice in 2004. Cetnik put together a 16-6 win-loss record in her first season as a Frog. As a doubles team, the tandem earned an 18-5 record for a .783 winning percentage.
In addition to Pierce and Cetnik, Louisville's Michele Spiess, Tulane's Darya Ivanov, Dorottya Magas and Smekodub were named to the second team. The third team included DePaul's Marina Parshinkova, Memphis' Marlene Dirnstorfer, Houston's Biljana Dimovska, Marquette's Veronica Garcia Briseno, Southern Miss' Nicola Slater and Tulane's Nancy Kockott.
First-Team All-Conference USA
Third-Team All-Conference USA
Coach of the Year
Player of the Year
Freshman of the Year
Outstanding Singles Player of the Championship