Women's Tennis Topped by No. 20 Fresno State, 5-2

Senior Saber Pierce defeated Fresno State's Vlatka Jovanovic, 7-5, 6-3, on Sunday.

Senior Saber Pierce defeated Fresno State's Vlatka Jovanovic, 7-5, 6-3, on Sunday.

Jan. 25, 2004

FRESNO, Calif. - The No. 56 TCU women's tennis team (0-2, 0-0 C-USA) dropped its second match of a three-match California road trip 5-2 on Sunday at 20th-ranked Fresno State (1-0). The Frogs saw their first wins in singles play of 2004 come against the Bulldogs.

Fresno State took the early lead with wins at Nos. 1 and 3 doubles, claiming the doubles point. TCU's second team of senior Saber Pierce and freshman Ana Cetnik earned the only Frog doubles win of the afternoon with their 9-7 win over Lucia Sainz and Katharina Winterhalter.

In singles play, junior Karla Mancinas picked up the first Frog point as Sainz went down with a sprained ankle three games into the No. 5 match and was forced to retire. Pierce topped Vlatka Jovanovic in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3, at No. 4 to give TCU its other point. Senior Paty Aburto and Cetnik each took her opponent to three sets before falling.

Complete results of the match can be found below.

The Frogs finish their California excursion with a match against the 2003 NCAA runner-up Stanford Cardinal on Monday, January 26. The Frogs' first home match comes Tuesday, February 10 against metroplex-foe SMU. Match time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center on the TCU campus.

#20 Fresno State 5, #56 TCU 2
Records: TCU 0-2, 0-0 C-USA; Fresno State 1-0

Singles:
1. Jelena Pandzic (FS) def. Jenn Chay (TCU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Lucia Tallo (FS) def. Paty Aburto (TCU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
3. Katharina Winterhalter (FS) def. Ana Cetnik (TCU) 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
4. Saber Pierce (TCU) def. Vlatka Jovanovic (FS) 7-5, 6-3
5. Karla Mancinas (TCU) def. Lucia Sainz (FS) 1-2, ret.
6. Courtney Jantz (FS) def. Paige Brown (TCU) 6-4, 6-1

 

 

Doubles:
1. Jelena Pandzic/Lucia Tallo (FS) def. Paty Aburto/Karla Mancinas (TCU) 8-3
2. Saber Pierce/Ana Cetnik (TCU) def. Lucia Sainz/Katharina Winterhalter (FS) 9-7
3. Courtney Jantz/Vlatka Jovanovic (FS) def. Paige Brown/Jenn Chay (TCU) 8-6


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