Women's Tennis Falls 4-3 To Marshall

Paty Aburto won her fourth straight singles match for TCU.

Paty Aburto won her fourth straight singles match for TCU.

March 22, 2003

FORT WORTH, Texas - The 59th-ranked TCU women's tennis team dropped a 4-3 match to Marshall on Saturday afternoon at the indoor courts of the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. The loss evens TCU's record at 6-6, and moves Marshall to 6-6 as well.

Marshall earned the doubles point with wins at nos. 2 and 3. The no. 1 TCU doubles tandem of junior Paty Aburto and senior Rosa Perez topped Jessica Johnson and Alice Sukner, 8-3, to earn the only Frog doubles win of the day.

The two teams split the singles points, with TCU winning the top three positions and Marshall winning at nos. 4 through 6. Aburto won her fourth straight singles match by defeating Jessica Johnson, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 at no. 1. At the second singles position, junior Saber Pierce topped Alice Sukner, 6-0, 4-6, 6-2. Perez picked up her seventh consecutive singles win of the spring, defeating Danielle Hock, 6-7, 7-6, 6-1 at no. 3.

Next Wednesday, UT-Arlington comes to Fort Worth for a makeup match beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

Marshall 4, #59 TCU 3
Records: Marshall (6-6); TCU (6-6, 2-1 C-USA)

Singles
1. #72 Paty Aburto (TCU) def. Jessica Johnson (Mar) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
2. Saber Pierce (TCU) def. Alice Sukner (Mar) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
3. Rosa Perez (TCU) def. Danielle Hock (Mar) 6-7, 7-6, 6-1
4. Lille Nzudie (Mar) def. Iris Jaklin (TCU) 6-3, 6-4
5. Joelle Good (Mar) def. Karla Mancinas (TCU) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6
6. Ashley Kroh (Mar) def. Gloriann Lopez (TCU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

 

 

Doubles
1. Paty Aburto/Rosa Perez (TCU) def. Jessica Johnson/Alice Sukner (Mar) 8-3
2. Lille Nzudie/Ashley Kroh (Mar) def. Saber Pierce/Karla Mancinas (TCU) 8-5
3. Danielle Hock/Megan Skalsky (Mar) def. Ivonne Andrade/Brenna Shackelford (TCU) 8-5


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