Feb. 1, 2013
FORT WORTH - TCU's women's tennis team ran its winning streak to three with a 7-0 blanking of Old Dominion on Friday afternoon at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
The No. 38-ranked Horned Frogs improved to 3-0 on the year with the win in the first meeting in the history of the two programs. Old Dominion slipped to 4-1.
TCU made quick work in the doubles as TCU's top doubles tandem of Millie Nichols and Olivia Smith claimed an 8-3 win over Nikol Hristova and Diana Ivanova. At No. 2 doubles, Federica Denti and Kelsey Sundaram clinched the point with an 8-4 win over Juliana Peres and Ivana Vukovic.
As singles began, Smith continued her solid play, picking up a 6-1, 6-1 win over Vukovic at No. 3 singles. It was the Bath, England, native's third win of the year. Nichols made it 3-0 in favor of TCU with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Melissa Esnal Olguin.
Simona Parajova clinched the match for the Frogs with a 6-1, 7-6 (2) triumph at the expense of Hristova at No. 2 singles. Stefanie Tan then provided TCU's fifth point, claiming a 6-3, 6-4 win over Ivanova on the top singles court.
Denti continued the Frog onslaught with her 7-5, 6-2 dismissal of Nika Khmolovska at No. 6 singles. Gabi Barbosa completed TCU's first sweep of the year, grabbing a 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 win over Pires at No. 4 singles.
TCU returns to action Saturday when it hosts No. 9 Alabama. First serve is set for 1 p.m. at the indoor facility of the Friedman Tennis Center.
MATCH RESULTS - No. 38 TCU 7, Old Dominion 0
No. 1 - Stefanie Tan (TCU) def. Diana Ivanova (ODU), 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 - Simona Parajova (TCU) def. Nikol Hristova (ODU), 6-1, 7-6 (2)
No. 3 - Olivia Smith (TCU) def. Ivana Vukovic (ODU), 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 - Gabi Barbosa (TCU) def. Juliana Pires (ODU), 6-1, 3-6, 7-5
No. 5 - Millie Nichols (TCU) def. Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU), 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 - Federica Denti (TCU) def. Nika Khmolovska (ODU), 7-5, 6-2
No. 1 - Millie Nichols/Olivia Smith (TCU) def. Nikol Hristova/Diana Ivanova (ODU), 8-3
No. 2 - Federica Denti/Kelsey Sundaram (TCU) def. Juliana Peres/Ivana Vukovic (ODU), 8-4
No. 3 - Gabi Barbosa/Simona Parajova (TCU) vs. Melissa Esnal Olguin/Nika Khmolovksa (ODU), 7-5, unfinished
TCU 3-0; national ranking #38
Old Dominion 4-1
Order of finish: Singles (3,5,2,1,6,4); Doubles (1,2,U)