TCU Drops 4-1 Decision to No. 9 Alabama
Feb. 2, 2013
FORT WORTH - TCU's women's tennis team claimed the doubles point, but could not create momentum in singles and ultimately fell 4-1 to No. 9 Alabama on Saturday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
The 38th-ranked Horned Frogs slipped to 3-1 on the year, while Alabama improved to 3-0.
TCU got things going on the right foot in doubles, claiming wins at Nos. 1 and 3 doubles to take an early 1-0 lead. Gabi Barbosa and Simona Parajovawere first to win for the Frogs at No. 3 doubles, claiming an 8-3 win over Kasmeen Ebada and Natalia Maynetto.
The Frogs' top tandem of Millie Nichols and Olivia Smithclinched the point when they took care of Alexa Guarachi and Maya Jensen, 8-4. The match at No. 2 doubles was stopped after the point was clinched.
As singles began, the ninth-ranked Crimson Tide and their four ranked players in singles were too much for TCU as Emily Zabor knotted the score at 1 with a win over Gabi Barbosaat No. 5 singles.
Antonia Foehse put the Tide ahead 2-1 with a win over Millie Nichols at No. 4 singles, then No. 13-ranked Guarchi made it 3-1 win her 6-4, 6-4 win over TCU's Parajova. No. 12-ranked Mary Anne Macfarlane, who was defeated by Stefanie Tana year ago, claimed the fourth and final point as the Tide took a 4-1 win from TCU.
Smith, TCU's No. 3 singles player, claimed the first set, 6-4, from No. 59-ranked Jansen, but her match was called to a halt after the Tide scored the clinching fourth point.
TCU is off for two weeks before returning to action Feb. 16 when No. 33 Pepperdine visits the Friedman Tennis Center.
MATCH RESULTS - No. 9 Alabama 4, No. 38 TCU 1