TCU Rocks the Jayhawks
April 13, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas – In the home finale and on senior day, the No. 54 TCU women’s tennis team defeated No. 64 Kansas Jayhawks, 5-2, in the indoor facility of the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center on Sunday.
The Horned Frogs (12-11, 5-4 Big 12) dropped a hard fought battle with the Jayhawks (11-10, 2-6 Big 12) in doubles action, before rebounding to win five singles matches and finish the season with an overall winning record and five conference victories.
In their regular season home finale, seniors Monika Sirilova and Millie Nichols went out winning on their home court, as the duo paired up to win their doubles match on court three and each of their singles matches.
Kansas notched a win on court one in doubles action, before Nichols and Sirilova took down Carolina Henderson and Morgan Barnhill to even the race for the doubles point.
Court two would be the decision maker for the doubles point and Simona Parajova and Sofiko Kadzhaya put TCU up 7-5. The Jayhawks broke back and then held serve to send the doubles point into a tiebreaker. Kansas kept the momentum up and clinched the doubles point with a 7-2 tiebreaker win.
Singles is where the Frogs came out and shined on Sunday, as Sirilova put TCU on the board first with a dominant straight set 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles over Paulina Los. No. 50 Stefanie Tan kept up the momentum and gave the Frogs their first lead with a 6-4, 7-6(2) victory over Dylan Windom on court one for the juniors 16th victory in a singles dual match and 31st overall this season.
No. 119 Parajova had a tough fight on court two, but ultimately overpowered Maria Cardona in straight sets to put TCU ahead 3-1 in the match. Parajova finishes the regular season with a team-leading 17-2 record, with all of her matches played at No. 2 singles. Kadzhaya would seal the win for the Frogs on court three by winning a tiebreaker in the second set over Belen Ludena.
Nichols would be the final competitor for TCU at No. 5 singles, as the senior had to rebound after dropping the first set to Morgan Barnhill 6-3. Nichols took the final two sets 6-3, 6-3 to win her 11th singles match this season.
The match with the Jayhawks now concludes the regular season for the Frogs. TCU will now take the next two weeks off, before hosting the Big 12 Tennis Championships on April 24-27 at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
Tennis Match Results
#54 TCU 5, #64 Kansas 2