TCU women head to Waco for NCAA Tennis Regional
May 10, 2007
WACO, Texas - The No. 38 TCU women's tennis team will make their fourth consecutive and 10th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday when they will meet No. 26 Texas A&M in the opening round of the NCAA Regionals in Waco, Texas, at 2 p.m. CT.
The Horned Frogs (17-10) will face No. 26 Texas A&M (20-6) for the second time this season, as the Aggies won the first meeting in College Station on Feb. 22, 5-2. TCU holds a 20-16 advantage in the overall series that dates back to 1976.
If the women are able to advance to the second round, they will face the winner of the No. 13 Baylor (22-6) - Oral Roberts (12-8) match on Sunday at 2 p.m. CT. The winner of the Waco Regional will move on to the NCAA Division I Championships held in Athens, Ga., from May 18-22.
Three Frogs are currently ranked in the latest Fila/ITA poll. Ana Cetnik, the highest ranked player in the Mountain West Conference, tops the list at No. 57, followed by Anna Sydorska at No. 84 and Nina Munch-Soegaard at No. 114. Cetnik and Sydorska are currently ranked No. 4 nationally in doubles.
Cetnik and Sydorska also earned bids to this year's NCAA Division I Individual Championships held in Athens, Ga., from May 23-28. Cetnik received an automatic bid out of the MWC after posting a spring singles record of 18-7, including a perfect 10-0 conference mark. Cetnik and Sydorska secured an automatic bid out of the MWC and a No. 4 national seed in the doubles portion, which automatically qualifies the duo for All-America status.
Texas A&M features two ranked singles players, with Anna Lubinsky at No. 25 and Elze Potgieter at No. 113. The Aggie duo of Tiffany Clifford and Sarah Foster is ranked No. 31, while the tandem of Nicki Mechem and Anna Lubinsky is tabbed No. 50 nationally.
TCU has posted a 5-9 all-time record in nine NCAA postseason appearances. Last season, the Frogs knocked off No. 18 Texas to advance to the first-ever Sweet 16 appearance in school history.
Live stats of this weekend's action will be available at www.gofrogs.com. A reserved seating all session pass for this weekend is $30, while a general admission pass is $8 for adults and $5 for students (under 18). Daily ticket prices are $10 for reserved seating, $5 for adult general admission, and $3 for student general admission.