Women's Tennis Earns Spot in C-USA Championship Match

Sophomore Gloriann Lopez won both her singles match and doubles match with partner Paige Brown to help the Frogs advance to Sunday's C-USA championship match versus No. 15 Tulane.

Sophomore Gloriann Lopez won both her singles match and doubles match with partner Paige Brown to help the Frogs advance to Sunday's C-USA championship match versus No. 15 Tulane.

April 17, 2004

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The 25th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs (17-6, 3-1 C-USA) advanced to their third consecutive C-USA Women's Tennis Championship final after defeating fifth-seeded Louisville, 4-0, on Saturday afternoon at Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. The win is the team's 15th in a row. A rematch of last year's final, TCU will face No. 1 seed, and 15th-ranked, Tulane on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. CDT.

TCU dominated doubles, claiming all three matches for the eighth time this season. The 32nd-ranked duo of senior Saber Pierce and freshman Ana Cetnik defeated Michele Spiess and Julia Hierl, 8-2, at No. 1. TCU's second doubles team of senior Paty Aburto and Karla Mancinas claimed an 8-3 win over Kelly Taylor and Natalie Laszkowski, while junior Paige Brown and sophomore Gloriann Lopez topped Paige Eber and Christina Gogol, 8-2, at three doubles.

In singles, the Horned Frogs' Cetnik defeated Hierl, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 4, while Lopez earned a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Gogol at six. For the second day in a row, Pierce tallied the fourth point for the Frogs as she swept Taylor, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 3 singles to clinch the 4-0 victory for TCU.

Complete results of the match can be found below.

(2) TCU 4, (5) Louisville 0
Record: #25 TCU (17-6, 3-1 C-USA)

Singles
1. #48 Paty Aburto (TCU) vs. Michele Spiess (LOU) - DNF (5-7, 3-2)
2. Jenn Chay (TCU) vs. Paige Eber (LOU) - DNF (1-6, 6-1, 2-1)
3. Saber Pierce (TCU) def. Kelly Taylor (LOU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Ana Cetnik (TCU) def. Julia Hierl (LOU) 6-4, 6-1
5. Karla Mancinas (TCU) vs. Natalie Laszkowski (LOU) - DNF (7-6(6), 2-3)
6. Gloriann Lopez (TCU) def. Christina Gogol (LOU) 6-2, 6-3

 

 

Doubles
1. #32 Saber Pierce/Ana Cetnik (TCU) def. Julia Hierl/Michele Spiess (LOU) 8-2
2. Paty Aburto/Karla Mancinas (TCU) def. Kelly Taylor/Natalie Laszkowski (LOU) 8-3
3. Paige Brown/Gloriann Lopez (TCU) def. Paige Eber/Christina Gogol (LOU) 8-2


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