26th-Ranked Women's Tennis Dominates Crosstown Rival SMU, 6-1

Senior Katrin Gaber defeated Jenny Langer of SMU, 6-2, 6-3, on Wednesday afternoon.

Senior Katrin Gaber defeated Jenny Langer of SMU, 6-2, 6-3, on Wednesday afternoon.

April 10, 2002

FORT WORTH, Texas - The 26th-ranked TCU women's tennis team easily handled crosstown rival SMU, 6-1, on Wednesday afternoon at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. The Frogs advance their season record to 16-4, 2-0 C-USA, while the Mustangs fall to 13-11 for the year.

TCU captured the doubles point with wins at Nos. 1 and 3. 20th-ranked Paty Aburto and Rosa Perez topped Kit Carson and Nadia Vaughan, 8-2, at one doubles. Katrin Gaber and Karla Mancinas earned their 14th win of the spring as they defeated Siayareh Rambally and Allison Leuszler at No. 3, 8-3.

The Frogs earned wins at five of six singles positions during the afternoon match, all in straight-sets. At No. 1, Katrin Gaber defeated Jenny Langer, 6-2, 6-3. 112th-ranked Paty Aburto shutout Kit Carson at two singles, 6-0, 6-0. Saber Pierce topped Lynsie Jones, 6-3, 6-2, at three singles, while Rosa Perez earned a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Nadia Vaughan at No. 4. Karla Mancinas picked up her 11th win of the spring as she defeated Allison Leuszler, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 6.

In one extra match, Ivonne Andrade defeated Sana Cortas, 6-3, 6-4.

The Frogs will finish their regular season at home as the 62nd-ranked Tulsa Golden Hurricane come to Fort Worth on Saturday, April 13 at noon. TCU will host the 2002 Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship beginning Thursday, April 18 at 9:00 a.m. at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.



#26 TCU 6, SMU 1
Records: TCU 16-4, 2-0 C-USA, SMU 13-11

1. Katrin Gaber (TCU) def. Jenny Langer (SMU) 6-2, 6-3
2. #112 Paty Aburto (TCU) def. Kit Carson (SMU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Saber Pierce (TCU) def. Lynsie Jones (SMU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Rosa Perez (TCU) def. Nadia Vaughan (SMU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Siayareh Rambally (SMU) def. Leoni Weirich (TCU) 4-6, 1-2, def.
6. Karla Mancinas (TCU) def. Allison Leuszler (SMU) 6-2, 6-1

1. #20 Rosa Perez/Paty Aburto (TCU) def. Kit Carson/Nadia Vaughan (SMU) 8-2
2. Lynsie Jones/Jenny Langer (SMU) def. #47 Saber Pierce/Leoni Weirich (TCU) 8-4
3. Katrin Gaber/Karla Mancinas (TCU) def. Siayareh Rambally/Allison Leuszler (SMU) 8-3

Other Match
Ivonne Andrade (TCU) def. Sana Cortas (SMU) 6-3, 6-4

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