Frogs Complete Weekend Sweep With Shutout over Lobos

April 5, 2009

Box Score

FORT WORTH, Texas - The No. 28 TCU women's tennis team shutout Mountain West Conference foe New Mexico by a score of 7-0 on Sunday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. The Horned Frogs won their third consecutive match to improve to 10-9 overall and advanced to 4-1 in MWC action.

The TCU duo of Macall Harkins and Kayla Duncan led off doubles play with an 8-1 victory over the Lobos’ Ola Abou-Zekry and Emma Hayman. Senior Anna Sydorska and freshman Gaby Mastromarino followed with an 8-1 victory over Ashley Bonner and Anya Villaneuva-Forte at the No. 2 position to clinch the doubles point, while the Horned Frog duo of Maria Babanova and Idunn Hertzberg completed the sweep with an 8-3 win over Maria Sotirchos and Mackenzie White.

Sydorska began singles action with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Villaneuva-Forte at the No. 5 position, followed by a Hertzberg win at the No. 4 flight, topping Bonner in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.

Duncan would clinch the match for TCU at the No. 2 position, defeating White by a score of 6-3, 6-3. Harkins followed with her third-straight victory, routing Abou-Zekry, 6-2, 6-4, while Mastromarino put TCU up 6-0 with a 7-6 (4), 5-7, 1-0 (5) win over Hayman. Babanova completed the sweep for the Frogs with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Sotirchos at the No. 6 flight.

"Everybody fought hard today," Duncan said. "It was nice to play at home for three straight days this weekend, because we all got the chance to find our rhythm."

No. 28 TCU 7, New Mexico 0

1. #86 Macall Harkins (TCU) def. Ola Abou-Zekry (UNM) 6-2, 6-4
2. Kayla Duncan (TCU) def. Mackenzie White (UNM) 6-3, 6-3
3. Gaby Mastromarino (TCU) def. Emma Hayman (UNM) 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 1-0 (10-5)
4. Idunn Hertzberg (TCU) def. Ashley Bonner (UNM) 6-2, 6-4
5. Anna Sydorska (TCU) def. A. Villanueva-Forte (UNM) 6-1, 6-1
6. Maria Babanova (TCU) def. Maria Sotirchos (UNM) 6-4, 7-5
Order of Finish: 5, 4, 2*, 1, 3, 6

1. Harkins/Duncan (TCU) def. Abou-Zekry/Hayman (UNM) 8-1
2. Mastromarino/Sydorska (TCU) def. Bonner/Villanueva-Forte (UNM) 8-1
3. Babanova/Hertzberg (TCU) def. Sotirchos/White (UNM) 8-3
Order of Finish: 1, 2*, 3

Match Notes
New Mexico 6-13, 1-3 MWC
TCU 10-9, 4-1 MWC; National ranking #28



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