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
Records: TCU 17-3, UTA 13-6

No. 1 Lisa Jackson (UTA) def. Katrin Gaber (TCU) 6-4, 7-5
No. 2 Marketa Cizova (UTA) def. #66 Paty Aburto (TCU) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4)
No. 3 Leoni Weirich (TCU) def. Priscilla Parra (UTA) 6-3, 7-5
No. 4 Rosa Perez (TCU) def. Ana Lukner (UTA) 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 Karolina Roubickova (TCU) def. Jika Vetrovcova (UTA) 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 Saber Pierce (TCU) def. Gwen Behrendt (UTA) 6-4, 6-2

No. 1 Jackson/Cizova (UTA) def. Gaber/Roubickova (TCU) 8-3
No. 2 Aburto/Weirich (TCU) def. Behrendt/Lukner (UTA) 8-2
No. 3 Perez/Pierce (TCU) def. Stepanova/Vetrovcova (UTA) 4-0 default



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