Aburto Falls in Three to Georgia's Robinson at NCAA's
May 24, 2004
ATHENS, Ga. - TCU senior Paty Aburto's collegiate career came to an end Monday afternoon at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the University of Georgia campus with a three-set loss to 32nd-ranked Shadisha Robinson of Georgia in the first round of the NCAA singles championship. The Xalapa, Mexico-native finished her Horned Frog career with an 85-39 singles record, going 19-12 this season.
Aburto, ranked 59th by the ITA, battled back from a 3-6 first-set loss to win the second frame, 6-3. However, she was unable to sustain the momentum and Robinson snatched the third set by a 6-2 count to win the match (6-3, 3-6, 6-2) and advance to the round of 32 on Tuesday.
With her appearance at the tournament, Aburto became the first TCU women's tennis player to compete in the singles championship since 1988 when Rene Simpson garnered a spot and went on to earn All-America honors.
This was the second meeting of the season between Aburto and Robinson as the pair matched up when the Frogs traveled to then-No. 2 Georgia in late February for a dual match. Robinson claimed the first meeting, 6-2, 6-4.