Women's Tennis Team Opens Spring with Shutout

Jan. 24, 2003

FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU women's tennis team (1-0, 1-0 C-USA) opened its spring season and the Dave Borelli era with a convincing 7-0 victory over Conference USA opponent Saint Louis (0-1, 0-1 C-USA) on Friday. Due to cold weather, the match was played at the indoor courts of the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

The Frogs picked up an 8-3 win from the No. 2 doubles pair of junior Saber Pierce and new partner freshman Iris Jaklin over Sandra Simunic and Amy O'Handley. The 30th-ranked duo of senior Rosa Perez and junior Paty Aburto, TCU's No. 1 pair, earned a hard-fought 9-7 victory over Melisa Lemus and Vicki Zielinski. The No. 3 team of sophomores Ivonne Andrade and Karla Mancinas also captured a 9-7 win, this one against Melissa Cutler and Erin Kersten.

On the singles side, all of the Frogs won in straight sets. Seeing action as a Horned Frog for the first time were freshmen Jaklin and Gloriann Lopez. Complete results of the match can be found below.

Next Saturday, the Frogs will host in-state C-USA opponent Houston. The match will begin at noon and will be played off-campus at Colonial Country Club.

#29 TCU 7, SLU 0
Records: TCU 1-0, 1-0 C-USA; SLU 0-1, 0-1 C-USA

1. #125T Paty Aburto (TCU) def. Melisa Lemus (SLU) 6-4, 7-5
2. Rosa Perez (TCU) def. Vicki Zielinski (SLU) 7-6, 6-1
3. Saber Pierce (TCU) def. Sandra Simunic (SLU) 6-1, 6-4
4. Karla Mancinas (TCU) def. Amy O'Handley (SLU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Iris Jaklin (TCU) def. Melissa Cutler (SLU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Gloriann Lopez (TCU) def. Erin Kersten (SLU) 6-4, 6-1



1. #30 Paty Aburto/Rosa Perez (TCU) def. Melisa Lemus/Vicki Zielinski (SLU) 9-7
2. Saber Pierce/Iris Jaklin (TCU) def. Sandra Simunic/Amy O'Handley (SLU) 8-3
3. Ivonne Andrade/Karla Mancinas (TCU) def. Melissa Cutler/Erin Kersten (SLU) 9-7
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