Women's Tennis Stops Golden Hurricane, 6-1

Feb. 28, 2004

FORT WORTH, Texas - The 45th-ranked TCU women's tennis team handily defeated the No. 54 Tulsa Golden Hurricane by a 6-1 count on Saturday afternoon on the public courts at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. Senior Paty Aburto upended her second ranked opponent in as many days, moving the Frogs to 3-6 on the season, while Tulsa falls to 7-3.

The Frogs swept doubles for only the second time this season (other: at No. 6 USC, 1/23/04). The 38th-ranked duo of senior Saber Pierce and freshman Ana Cetnik, playing No. 1, shutout 46th-ranked Daniela Muscolino and Ilona Somers, 8-0. TCU's second doubles team of Aburto and junior Karla Mancinas made short work of Tulsa's 43rd-ranked tandem, Donata Majauskiate and Santie Delport, in an 8-3 win. Junior Paige Brown and sophomore Gloriann Lopez easily defeated Zoe Buhagiar and Kindsay Grimes, 8-2, at No. 3.

All six singles matches were won in straight sets, with the Frogs taking all but one. Aburto pounded out her second two-set win over a ranked opponent in the last two days, as she took care of 70th-ranked Daniela Muscolino, 6-3, 6-2, at one singles. Freshman Jenn Chay fought to a 7-5, 7-6 victory against Donata Majauskiate at the second spot. Cetnik topped Lisette Pereira and Mancinas defeated Timberly Greenly, at Nos. 4 and 5 respectively, by identical 6-1, 6-2 scores. At No. 6, Lopez handed Delport a 6-1, 6-4 loss.

In an extra match, Brown defeated Tiffany Smith, 6-3, 5-7, 10-7.

Complete results of the match can be found below.

The Frogs host the No. 47 Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday, February 29. The match is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on the indoor courts at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.



#45 TCU 6, #54 Tulsa 1
Records: TCU (3-6, 0-1 C-USA), Tulsa (7-3)

Singles (1, 4, 5, 6, 2, 3)
1. Paty Aburto (TCU) def. #70 Daniela Muscolino (Tulsa) 6-3, 6-2
2. Jenn Chay (TCU) def. Donata Majauskiate (Tulsa) 7-5, 7-6
3. Ilona Somers (Tulsa) def. #89 Saber Pierce (TCU) 7-6, 6-3
4. Ana Cetnik (TCU) def. Lisette Pereira (Tulsa) 6-1, 6-2
5. Karla Mancinas (TCU) def. Timberly Greenly (Tulsa) 6-1, 6-2
6. Gloriann Lopez (TCU) def. Santie Delport (Tulsa) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles (1, 3, 2)
1. #38 Saber Pierce/Ana Cetnik (TCU) def. #46 Daniela Muscolino/Ilona Somers (Tulsa) 8-0
2. Paty Aburto/Karla Mancinas (TCU) def. #43 Donata Majauskiate/Santie Delport (Tulsa) 8-3
3. Paige Brown/Gloriann Lopez (TCU) def. Zoe Buhagiar/Kindsay Grimes (Tulsa) 8-2

Extra match
Paige Brown (TCU) def. Tiffany Smith (Tulsa) 6-3, 5-7, 10-7

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