Frogs Pound No. 29 South Alabama, 6-1

Junior Gloriann Lopez

Junior Gloriann Lopez

April 3, 2005

Fort Worth, Texas - The No. 20 TCU women's tennis team snapped No. 29 South Alabama's six-match winning streak with a 6-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. The Frogs have now won four straight matches to improve to 16-2 overall this season.

"This was one of the better matches that we've played this season," said Head Coach Dave Borelli. "Honestly, I didn't think the final score would be 6-1 because South Alabama was on a hot streak coming into today. The key for us was the doubles point because it gave us some momentum that we carried over into singles."

The Jaguars tallied the first victory of the afternoon in doubles. Katarina Palenikova and Maria Zivcicova topped Gloriann Lopez and Kewa Nichols at the two line, 8-1. No. 35 Ana Cetnik and Story Tweedie-Yates then evened things up with an 8-3 victory over Andrea Kurekova and Klara Jarova at one. The pair has a .938 winning percentage this season as they have a 15-1 overall record.

In the deciding match, seniors Paige Brown and Karla Mancinas put the Frogs up 1-0 when they broke Dijana Stanic and Dominika Nemcovicova's serve to win the match 9-7. The pair has an unblemished 7-0 record this season.

In singles, the Frogs won five-of-the six matches. Cetnik was the first to finish as she defeated Palenikova, 6-4, 6-0, at the four spot. No. 56 Helena Besovic, who missed Saturday's match due to injury, returned to pick up her 28th win as she topped Kurekova, 6-2, 6-3.

No. 25 Tweedie-Yates clinched the win at the one line when she beat No. 78 Ana Rupic, 6-3, 6-1. The senior now has a 27-4 record this season, which includes a 12-4 mark against ranked opponents.



The Frogs final two points came at the three and six positions in three sets. Nichols won her 19th match this season when she defeated Zivcicova, 6-3, 3-6, 10-7, at the three. Meanwhile, Lopez fell in the first set 1-6, but rebounded to snap her four-match losing streak with 6-2, 10-7 scores.

The Jaguars avoided the sweep when they picked up a victory at the five line when Nemcovicova edged Andrea Morgado 5-7, 6-2, 10-8.

The Frogs will return to action on April 8 when they host Rice beginning at 2 p.m.

#20 TCU (16-2) 6, #29 SOUTH ALABAMA (15-5) 1

Singles: No. 1 No. 25 Story Tweedie-Yates (TCU) def. No. 78 Ana Rupic (USA) 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 No. 56 Helena Besovic (TCU) def. Andrea Kurekova (USA) 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 Kewa Nichols (TCU) def. Maria Zivcicova (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 10-7
No. 4 Ana Cetnik (TCU) def. Katarina Palenikova (USA) 6-4, 6-0
No. 5 Dominika Nemcovicova (USA) def. Andrea Morgado (TCU) 5-7, 6-2, 10-8
No. 6 Gloriann Lopez (TCU) def. Dijana Stanic (USA) 1-6, 6-2, 10-7

Order of singles finish - 4, 1, *1, 6, 5, 3

No. 1 No. 35 Cetnik/Tweedie-Yates (TCU) def. Kurekova/Klara Jarova (USA) 8-3
No. 2 Palenikova/Zivcicova (USA) def. Lopez/Nichols (TCU) 8-1
No. 3 Paige Brown/Karla Mancinas (TCU) def. Stanic/Nemcovicova (USA) 9-7

Order of doubles finish - 2, 1, *3

* Clinching point

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