Women's Tennis Defeats Marquette at C-USA Championship

April 13, 2003

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The 55th-ranked and second-seeded TCU women's tennis team defeated 10-seed Marquette, 4-1, at the Conference USA Championship in New Orleans, La. on Sunday afternoon. The win puts the Frogs in one of Monday's two semifinal matches. They will take on sixth-seeded Louisville at 9:00 a.m. This is the second year the Frogs defeated the Golden Eagles in the C-USA Championship. Last year TCU won the championship title over Marquette, 4-1.

The Frogs captured the doubles point with wins at Nos. 1 and 2. The 59th-ranked duo of junior Paty Aburto and senior Rosa Perez defeated Michelle Mojzis and Anna Pavlovic, 8-3, at the first position. The Frogs' second tandem of sophomore Karla Mancinas and junior Saber Pierce topped Veronica Briseno and Gen Charron, 8-2. The third match was not finished.

TCU captured three singles matches during the afternoon. Aburto defeated Mojzis in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 1. Pierce picked up the 6-1, 6-0 win over Annabelle Espinosa at the three spot. Mancinas' 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 victory against Pavlovic at No. 5 clinched the match for the Frogs. Matches at two and four were not completed after TCU clinched the match.

#55 (2) TCU 4, (10) Marquette 1
Record: TCU (10-9, 2-1 C-USA)

1. Paty Aburto (TCU) def. Michelle Mojzis (Marq) 6-1, 6-4
2. Rosa Perez (TCU) vs. Eva Trujillo (Marq) - DNF
3. Saber Pierce (TCU) def. Annabelle Espinosa (Marq) 6-1, 6-0
4. Gloriann Lopez (TCU) vs. Veronica Briseno (Marq) - DNF
5. Karla Mancinas (TCU) def. Anna Pavlovic (Marq) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
6. Gen Charron (Marq) def. Iris Jaklin (TCU) 6-3, 6-1



1. #59 Paty Aburto/Rosa Perez (TCU) def. Michelle Mojzis/Anna Pavlovic (Marq) 8-3
2. Saber Pierce/Karla Mancinas (TCU) def. Veronica Briseno/Gen Charron (Marq) 8-2
3. Brenna Shackelford/Ivonne Andrade (TCU) vs. Annabelle Espinosa/Eva Trujillo (Marq) - DNF
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