No. 21 TCU Shuts Out Middle Tennessee State, 7-0
March 19, 2005
Fort Worth, Texas - The No. 21 TCU women's tennis team recorded its third shutout of the season when it dominated Middle Tennessee State, 7-0, this afternoon at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. With the win the Frogs improve to 12-1 this season, which is the best record to start the season since the 1983-84 season. That team went 14-1 in their first 15 matches.
"I was really impressed with the way that we competed today," said Head Coach Dave Borelli. "This was one of the best matches that we've had all season. In doubles, we played as well as we have and Story (Tweedie-Yates) and Ana (Cetnik) really dominated the No. 39 ranked pair in the nation. We just need to continue to get healthy and then I think we'll be a pretty dangerous team to play."
Pairing up for the second straight match, Helena Besovic and Andrea Morgado picked up the first win on the afternoon at the No. 2 spot as they topped Ana Maria Cibils and Emily Vest, 8-4. In the only match-up of ranked teams, No. 52 Cetnik and Tweedie-Yates picked up their 11th win of the season in dominating fashion, 8-2, over No. 39 Jennifer Klaschka and Ann-Kristin Siljestrom. The win is their second over a ranked opponent this season. In the final doubles match at three, seniors Paige Brown and Karla Mancinas picked up their third win together as a team when they beat Claudia Szabo and Jacqui Williams, 8-3.
TCU then made quick work of the Blue Raiders in singles as it won all six matches in straight sets. Cetnik, who did not play in singles on Friday, picked up the team's second point with her 6-1, 6-1 win over Siljestrom at No. 4. No. 17 Tweedie-Yates improved to 11-2 this spring with her 6-1, 6-0 victory over Klaschka at the top spot. The senior, who is the reigning C-USA Player of the Week, has won all 11 of her matches in straight sets.
Morgado clinched the win for the Frogs with her 6-1, 6-0 decision over Williams at the six position. No. 52 Besovic tallied her team-leading 26th win of the season as she defeated Cibils, 6-1, 6-3, at the two spot.
The two most highly contested matches of the day came at three and five lines. Freshman Kewa Nichols improved to 16-9 with her 6-4, 6-4 win over Szabo at the three. In the final match, junior Gloriann Lopez concluded the sweep with her 6-4, 6-3 victory over Vest at the five spot. Lopez is now 12-8 this season.
The Frogs will now hit the road for a three-match road trip. On Wednesday, the team will face one of their stiffest challenges of the season when they compete against No. 8 Southern California.
#21 TCU (12-1) 7, MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE (5-10) 0
Order of singles finish - 4, 1, *6, 2, 4, 5
Order of doubles finish - 2, *1, 3
* Clinching point