Cetnik/Tweedie-Yates Roll Into NCAA Semifinals In Doubles
May 26, 2005
Athens, Ga. - Sophomore Ana Cetnik and Story Tweedie-Yates cruised into the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship today at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga. The Horned Frog duo defeated the No. 3 pair in the country in easy fashion as they won in straight sets for the third day in a row. It is the first time that a TCU women's doubles team has advanced this far in the national tournament.
"We're really playing well right now," said Tweedie-Yates. "We're feeding off of each other and this is the best we've played all season. I'm really happy to still be in this tournament and hopefully we can continue to play well tomorrow."
No. 29 Cetnik and Tweedie-Yates topped No.3 Audrey Banada and Megan Bradley of Miami (Fla..), 6-3, 6-1. The Frogs duo has beat the No. 16, No. 6 and No. 3 ranked teams in the past three days as they have improved their overall record to 22-3 this season.
"We're continuing to play better each day," explained Cetnik. "We're understanding each other on the courts and we're concentrating on every point. Tomorrow, I am going to be even more motivated first off for Story and because I want to play in the final on Saturday."
On Friday, the TCU pair will square off against No. 8 Alice Barnes and Erin Burdette of Stanford. The match will not start before 11:30 (CST) due to the singles matches that will take place prior to the doubles. The Cardinal pair advanced with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Olga Borisova and Marianna Yuferova of Virginia Commonwealth. The match-up with pit Tweedie-Yates against two more of her former Stanford teammates as she faced off with Theresa Logar in singles on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day in singles, No. 14 Tweedie-Yates fell in three sets to third-seeded Audra Cohen of Northwestern in the quarterfinals of the Singles Championship, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6. The Redmond, Wash., native stormed out to claim the first set and was up 4-2 in the second when Cohen started her rally. Tweedie-Yates ends her TCU career with a 37-5 record in singles, which included a 21-match winning streak and a 19-5 record against ranked opponents. She was a First Team All-C-USA selection, the Conference USA Player of the Year, the Most Outstanding Player of the Championship and the ITA Southwest Region Senior Player of the Year. She also is only the second player in TCU history to be an All-America selection in both singles and doubles.