Horned Frogs Perfect in Doubleheader

Jan. 19, 2018

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FORT WORTH, Texas - The No. 25 TCU women's tennis team cruised to 2-0 to start the 2018 season as they picked up identical 4-0 victories over Southern Miss and Arkansas State on Friday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth.

The Horned Frogs (2-0) easily handled both teams in doubles and singles on their way to victory in the morning and afternoon. In doubles, Donika Bashota and Elizabeth Tedford went 2-0 on the day with wins at the No.1 and No. 2 spots. The pairs of Marie Norris and Aleksandra Zenovka along with Aleksa Cveticanin and Meredith Roberts also picked up doubles wins on Friday.

In singles, Bashota and No. 59 Zenovka each posted two wins at the top two positions in straight sets. Norris improved to 7-1 on the season with her fourth straight victory, while Stevie Kennedy got her first dual match victory of her career.

Quotes from the Match
Head Coach Lee Taylor Walker
"We are off and running now. It seems like this day has taken so long to get here, but now it's here and gone and the season is rolling. It just feels so good to get things started with two wins. I am proud of the professionalism and focus our girls maintained from start to finish and I think they all came up a level in their confidence today. We all know what we are getting into this week. We have some tough competition. We need to take it to each other in some tough practice competition this week and raise our level a bit. I'm confident we are going to be in a good position to make it through to indoor nationals. It will be very tough, but we can do it!"

Match Results
Southern Miss vs TCU
Jan 19, 2018 at Fort Worth, Texas
(Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center)
#25 TCU 4, Southern Miss 0

Singles competition
1. Donika Bashota (TCU) def. Arina Amaning (USM_WT) 6-3, 6-2
2. #59 Aleksandra Zenovka (TCU) def. Rikeetha Pereira (USM_WT) 6-2, 6-1
3. Alexis Pereira (TCU) vs. Tjasa Jerse (USM_WT) 6-4, 3-3, unfinished
4. Marie Norris (TCU) def. Tanit Lopez Lopez (USM_WT) 6-1, 6-2
5. Meredith Roberts (TCU) vs. Elena Roca (USM_WT) 6-4, 1-3, unfinished
6. Stevie Kennedy (TCU) vs. Anastasia Cobanovic (USM_WT) unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Alexis Pereira/Stevie Kennedy (TCU) vs. Tjasa Jerse/Arina Amaning (USM_WT) 2-5, unfinished
2. Donika Bashota/Elizabeth Tedford (TCU) def. Lara Isis De Oliveir/Tanit Lopez Lopez (USM_WT) 6-0
3. Aleksa Cveticanin/Meredith Roberts (TCU) def. Elena Roca/Rikeetha Pereira (USM_WT) 6-3

Match Notes:
Southern Miss Women's Tennis 0-1
TCU 1-0; National ranking #25
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (4,1,2)

Match Results
Arkansas State vs TCU
Jan 19, 2018 at Fort Worth, Texas
(Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center)
#25 TCU 4, Arkansas State 0

Singles competition
1. Donika Bashota (TCU) def. King, Shelby (ASU) 6-0, 6-2
2. #59 Aleksandra Zenovka (TCU) def. Detlava, Anita (ASU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Alexis Pereira (TCU) vs. Jeresic, Sabina (ASU) 6-2, 2-4, unfinished
4. #71 Aleksa Cveticanin (TCU) vs. Masdevall Masip, Ber (ASU) 6-2, 4-3, unfinished
5. Stevie Kennedy (TCU) def. O'Brien, Shannon (ASU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Elizabeth Tedford (TCU) vs. Venter, Kirsty (ASU) 0-1, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Donika Bashota/Elizabeth Tedford (TCU) def. Detlava, Anita/Masdevall Masip, Ber (ASU) 6-3
2. Aleksa Cveticanin/Meredith Roberts (TCU) vs. King, Shelby/O'Brien, Shannon (ASU) 5-5, unfinished
3. Marie Norris/Aleksandra Zenovka (TCU) def. Venter, Kirsty/Jeresic, Sabina (ASU) 6-2

Match Notes:
Arkansas State 0-1
TCU 2-0; National ranking #25
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,2,5)

Up Next
TCU will hit the road for the first time in 2018 as they travel to Stillwater, Okla., for the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Frogs will take on Ole Miss in the opening round on Friday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m., before facing either Oklahoma State or Arizona State on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Greenwood Tennis Center.



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