Womenn's Tennis Stops USF, 4-1, to Advance at C-USA Championship

Senior Saber Pierce's three-set victory over Fabiana Taverna of USF clinched the win for the Frogs on Friday afternoon.

Senior Saber Pierce's three-set victory over Fabiana Taverna of USF clinched the win for the Frogs on Friday afternoon.

April 16, 2004

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Second-seeded TCU advanced to the semifinals of the Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship after defeating No. 8-seed USF, 4-1, at Bass-Rudd Tennis Center on Friday. The 25th-ranked Horned Frogs won their 14th consecutive match and will next face the winner of the DePaul/Louisville match on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. CDT.

The No. 32-ranked team of Saber Pierce and Ana Cetnik posted an 8-5 decision over Marie France Lord Andrade and Gabriela Duch at the No. 1 position. Paty Aburto and Karla Mancinas outlasted the USF tandem of Fabiana Taverna and Luisa Obando, 8-5, at No. 2 to give the Frogs a 1-0 lead.

USF fired back in singles when Duch swept No. 48 Aburto, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 1. However TCU held off the Bulls' run and claimed the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 spots. Cetnik swept Patricia Kolendo, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 4, while Jenn Chay notched a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Andrade at two. TCU clinched the match when Pierce nabbed a 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 decision over Taverna at No. 3.

Complete results of the match can be found below.

(2) TCU 4, (8) USF 1
Record: #25 TCU (16-6, 2-1 C-USA)

Singles
1. Gabriela Duch (USF) def. #48 Paty Aburto (TCU) 6-0, 6-2
2. Jenn Chay (TCU) def. Marie France Lord Andrade (USF) 6-1, 6-4
3. Saber Pierce (TCU) def. Fabiana Taverna (USF) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
4. Ana Cetnik (TCU) def. Patricia Kolendo (USF) 6-2, 6-4
5. Karla Mancinas (TCU) vs. Yuri Kurashima (USF) - DNF (6-2, 6-7)
6. Gloriann Lopez (TCU) vs. Luisa Obando (USF) - DNF (7-5, 4-5)

 

 

Doubles
1. #32 Saber Pierce/Ana Cetnik (TCU) def. Marie France Lord Andrade/Gabriela Duch (USF) 8-5
2. Paty Aburto/Karla Mancinas (TCU) def. Fabiana Taverna/Luisa Obando (USF) 8-5
3. Paige Brown/Gloriann Lopez (TCU) vs. Patricia Kolendo/Yuri Kurashima (USF) - DNF (7-6)


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