TCU Women's Tennis Narrowly Defeats SMU, 4-3
Fort Worth, Texas - The 25th-ranked TCU women's tennis team ended its regular season by defeating 66th-ranked UT-Arlington, 5-2, Thursday, April 19, on the Bernard J. "Tut" Bartzen Varsity Courts at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. TCU was undefeated at home this season, going 9-0. This win brings the Frogs to a 14-match win streak. TCU is 17-3 overall while UTA drops to 13-6.
TCU won the doubles point with wins at nos. 2 and 3. Saber Pierce and Rosa Perez defeated UTA's Maria Stepanova and Jika Vetrovcova at no. 3 doubles after Stepanova sprained her ankle. Leoni Weirich and Paty Aburto defeated Gwen Behrendt and Ana Lukner, 8-2, at no. 2 doubles.
The Frogs gave up wins at nos. 1 and 2 singles, but won at nos 3 through 6 all in straight sets. After winning the first set, 66th-ranked Paty Aburto went on to lose to Marketa Cizova in one of the closest TCU singles matches of the season, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4). The loss ended Aburto's 12-match win streak.
TCU next travels to Fresno, Calif., to defend its conference title at the WAC Championships hosted by Fresno State, April 27-29.
#25 TCU 5, #66 UTA 2