Women's Tennis Upsets No. 23 Indiana, 5-2
March 18, 2004
FORT WORTH, Texas - The 40th-ranked TCU women's tennis team earned its first win over a top-25 team this season on Thursday afternoon as the Frogs defeated 23rd-ranked Indiana, 5-2, at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. The win was also the first in school history over the Hoosiers who had claimed the first ten meetings. TCU moves above the .500 mark with the victory, posting a 7-6 overall record, while Indiana goes to 8-5 with the setback.
TCU won the doubles point with victories at Nos. 1 and 3. The nation's No. 33 doubles team of senior Saber Pierce and freshman Ana Cetnik easily handled Sarah Batty and Linda Tran by an 8-2 count at one doubles. At the third spot, junior Paige Brown and sophomore Gloriann Lopez defeated Karie Schlukebir and Dora Vastag, 8-5.
The Frogs picked up the first two singles points with wins by Pierce over Batty at No. 3 (6-0, 7-6), and freshman Jenn Chay against Tran at No. 2 (6-4, 6-2). Indiana's win at the fifth spot earned the squad its first point of the afternoon, but TCU clinched the match with Cetnik's victory at four singles over Laura McGaffigan, 2-6, 6-0, 6-1. The Hoosiers picked up the three-set win at No. 1 before Lopez finished the Frog scoring with her 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 win against Cecile Perton at six singles.
Complete results of the match can be found below.
The Frogs host a pair of matches this weekend. The No. 42 Ohio State Buckeyes come to town for a match on Saturday, March 20 at noon on the public courts at the Friedman Tennis Center. Sunday's match features the 69th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowgirls. Match time is scheduled for noon and will be played on the Bernard "Tut" Bartzen Varsity Courts.
#40 TCU 5, #23 Indiana 2
Singles (3, 2, 5, 4, 1, 6)
1. Dora Vastag (IU) def. #39 Paty Aburto (TCU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
2. Jenn Chay (TCU) def. Linda Tran (IU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Saber Pierce (TCU) def. Sarah Batty (IU) 6-0, 7-6
4. Ana Cetnik (TCU) def. Laura McGaffigan (IU) 2-6, 6-0, 6-1
5. Karie Schlukebir (IU) def. Karla Mancinas (TCU) 6-0, 2-6, 6-3
6. Gloriann Lopez (TCU) def. Cecile Perton (IU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Doubles (2, 1, 3)