Women's Tennis Loses Tough 4-3 Battle at A&M

Junior Saber Pierce defeated Lauren Walker in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3, on Tuesday evening.

Junior Saber Pierce defeated Lauren Walker in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3, on Tuesday evening.

March 4, 2003

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The 30th-ranked TCU women's tennis team (4-2, 2-0 C-USA) dropped its second match of the season in a heartbreaker at the Texas A&M Tennis Center on Tuesday evening. The Aggies outlasted the Frogs, 4-3, to move to 8-3 on the season. Ashley Hedberg's 1-6, 6-0, 6-2 three-set win over sophomore Karla Mancinas at the fourth position clinched the match for A&M.

The Aggies won the doubles point with victories at nos. 2 and 3. Junior Paty Aburto and senior Rosa Perez claimed the lone Frog doubles win at no. 1 over Hedberg and Lauren Walker, 9-7.

TCU picked up three wins in singles action. The first was from freshman Iris Jaklin at no. 6 against Seva Iwinski in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Perez earned a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Roberta Spencer at the third spot. Junior Saber Pierce defeated Walker in straight sets, as well, at no. 2 (7-5, 6-3).

The Frogs are home on Friday to host Conference USA foe Tulane at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center beginning at 2:00 p.m. Next week, the women's team is in California for matches against Pepperdine, San Diego State and the University of San Diego.

#33 Texas A&M 4, #30 TCU 3
Records: Texas A&M (8-3); TCU (4-2, 2-0 C-USA)

Singles
1. Jessica Roland (TAMU) def. #100 Paty Aburto (TCU) 6-3, 0-6, 6-1
2. Saber Pierce (TCU) def. Lauren Walker (TAMU) 7-5, 6-3
3. Rosa Perez (TCU) def. Roberta Spencer (TAMU) 6-4, 6-0
4. Ashley Hedberg (TAMU) def. Karla Mancinas (TCU) 1-6, 6-0, 6-2
5. Nicki Mechem (TAMU) def. Ivonne Andrade (TCU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Iris Jaklin (TCU) def. Seva Iwinski (TAMU) 6-2, 6-3

 

 

Doubles
1. Paty Aburto/Rosa Perez (TCU) def. Ashley Hedberg/Lauren Walker (TAMU) 9-7
2. Jessica Roland/Roberta Spencer (TAMU) def. Karla Mancinas/Saber Pierce (TCU) 8-1
3. Seva Iwinski/Nicki Mechem (TAMU) def. Ivonne Andrade/Iris Jaklin (TCU) 8-2


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