Women's Tennis Falls to Tulane, 4-1, in Championship

April 18, 2004

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The 25th-ranked TCU women's tennis team came up short Sunday as top-seeded, and 15th-ranked, Tulane posted a 4-1 victory over the second-seeded Horned Frogs to give the Green Wave its second consecutive Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship title at Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. The Frogs, now 17-7, saw their 15-match winning streak come to an end with the setback.

The Green Wave opened with a victory as the No. 3 doubles when Jenny Kuhn and Maria Ivanov defeated sophomore Gloriann Lopez and junior Paige Brown, 8-3. However TCU fired back with its No. 2 team of senior Paty Aburto and junior Karla Mancinas posting an 8-6 decision over Tulane's 21st-ranked duo of Nancy Kockott and Dorottya Magas. Tied for the doubles point, TCU's No. 32-ranked tandem of senior Saber Pierce and freshman Ana Cetnik won the tiebreaker over Tulane's Darya Ivanov and Julie Smekodub, 9-8 (3).

Tulane refused to give up on defending its C-USA title in singles action. At No. 6, Kockott swept Lopez, 6-2, 6-1, while Magas downed Mancinas, 6-0, 7-5, at five singles. Kuhn swept Jenn Chay, 6-3, 6-2, at three, while Maria Ivanov clinched the victory with a 6-2, 6-2 decision over Aburto at No. 1.

Complete results of the match can be found below.

The Frogs now await selections for the NCAA Regionals, which begin May 14-16 at campus sites. The 2004 NCAA Championships will be held in Athens, Ga., May 20-29.

(1) Tulane 4, (2) TCU 1
Record: #25 TCU (17-7, 3-2 C-USA)

1. #93 Maria Ivanov (TU) def. #48 Paty Aburto (TCU) 6-2, 6-2
2. #107 Jenny Kuhn (TU) def. Jenn Chay (TCU) 6-3, 6-2
3. #49 Julie Smekodub (TU) vs. Saber Pierce (TCU) - DNF (6-4, 1-2)
4. Ana Cetnik (TCU) vs. #89 Darya Ivanov (TU) - DNF (6-3, 5-1)
5. Dorottya Magas (TU) def. Karla Mancinas (TCU) 6-0, 7-5
6. Nancy Kockott (TU) def. Gloriann Lopez (TCU) 6-2, 6-1



1. #32 Saber Pierce/Ana Cetnik (TCU) def. Julie Smekodub/Darya Ivanov (TU) 9-8(3)
2. Paty Aburto/Karla Mancinas (TCU) def. #21 Nancy Kockott/Dorottya Magas (TU) 8-6
3. Maria Ivanov/Jenny Kuhn (TU) def. Paige Brown/Gloriann Lopez (TCU) 8-3
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