Horned Frogs Roll Over Waves, 6-1

Simona Parajova picked up a three-set win Saturday.

Feb. 16, 2013

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FORT WORTH – TCU’s women’s tennis team returned to its winning ways Saturday with a 6-1 win over Pepperdine inside the indoor facility of the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

The No. 34-ranked Horned Frogs improved to 4-1 with the win, while the 46th-ranked Waves slipped to 0-5. TCU returned to action for the firs time in two weeks and played its second of three-straight ranked opponents.

“I knew we would be strong at the bottom of the lineup but they’ve got some studs at the top, who just beat the reigning NCAA champions in singles and doubles last weekend,” TCU coach Dave Borelli said. “It was great to see our kids take control of those matches at the top. Simona played her best match of the year. As is always the case against good teams, we’ll have to play well to win tomorrow to continue the momentum. I like what I’ve see so far.”

The Frogs took a 1-0 lead in thrilling fashion as all three doubles matches went to a tiebreaker. Millie Nichols and Olivia Smith were first to win for TCU, claiming an 8-7 (2) win over No. 8-ranked Lorraine Guillermo and Khunpak Issara.

After Gabi Barbosa and Simona Parajova dropped an 8-7 (10) decision at No. 3 doubles, Federica Denti and Kelsey Sundaram made it 1-0 in favor of TCU with their 8-7 (6) triumph over Michaela Capannolo and Ale Granillo.

Smith wasted no time making it 2-0 on the scoreboard with a 6-2, 6-1 dismissal of No. 43-ranked Issara on the second singles court. Stefanie Tan, ranked 50th, pushed the Frog lead to 3-0 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Guillermo at No. 1 singles.

No. 115-ranked Parajova clinched the match for TCU with her 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 takedown of No. 124 Granillo. Denti then added TCU’s fifth point with a 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5) triumph at the expense of Megan Moore at No. 5 singles.

Sundaram, playing a singles match for the first time this spring, scored TCU’s sixth and final point at No. 6 singles with her 6-0, 7-5 win over Danielle Feneridis.

TCU returns to action tomorrow when it faces No. 17 Vanderbilt. First serve is set for 11 a.m. from the Friedman Tennis Center.

Match Results – No. 34 TCU 6, No. 46 Pepperdine 1
No. 1 – #50 Stefanie Tan (TCU) def. Lorraine Guillermo (Pepperdine), 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 – Olivia Smith (TCU) def. #43 Khunpak Issara (Pepperdine), 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 – #115 Simona Parajova (TCU) def. #124 Ale Granillo (Pepperdine), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 – Michaela Capannolo (Pepperdine) def. Millie Nichols (TCU), 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 – Federica Denti (TCU) def. Megan Moore (Pepperdine), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5)
No. 6 – Kelsey Sundaram (TCU) def. Danielle Feneridis (Pepperdine), 6-0, 7-5

No. 1 – Millie Nichols/Olivia Smith (TCU) def. #8 Lorraine Guillermo/Khunpak Issara (Pepperdine), 8-7 (2)
No. 2 – Federica Denti/Kelsey Sundaram (TCU) def. Michaela Capannolo/Ale Granillo (Pepperdine), 8-7 (6)
No. 3 – Megan Moore/Tara Panu (Pepperdine) def. Gabi Barbosa/Simona Parajova (TCU), 8-7 (10)

TCU 4-1; National ranking #34
Pepperdine 0-5; National ranking #46
Order of finish: Singles (2,1,3,5,4,6); Doubles (1,3,2)
Match played indoors



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