Saber Pierce Stuns Texas' Strohm at ITA Southwest Regional

Saber Pierce upset the nation's 38th-ranked player Saturday.

Saber Pierce upset the nation's 38th-ranked player Saturday.

Oct. 18, 2003

FORT WORTH, Texas

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TCU women's tennis senior Saber Pierce recorded one of the largest upsets of the ITA Southwest Regional Championships Saturday by downing No. 4-seeded Kendra Strohm of Texas in the round of 32. Pierce claimed the first set, 6-4, was dropped in the second by the same score and then blanked the nation's No. 38-rated player, 6-0, in the third for the victory. Pierce will face Texas Tech's Maria Ivanov in the round of 16 tomorrow.

Jennifer Chay also advanced to the round of 16 in the main draw of the singles, posting a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Texas A&M's Lauren Walker. She faces Lauren Archer of Rice in the next round.

Fans can track all the action as it unfolds at www.tennisinformation.com. The tournament ID is 5145011.

SATURDAY'S RESULTS

SINGLES MAIN DRAW - ROUND OF 32
(17) Saber Pierce (TCU) def. (4) Kendra Strohm (UT) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0
(9) Jennifer Chay (TCU) def. (17) Lauren Walker (TAM) 6-2, 6-2

DOUBLES MAIN DRAW - ROUND OF 32
(8) Saaibi/Valdes (TU) def. Chay/Lopez (TCU) 8-4
(9) Aburto/Mancinas (TCU) def. Exelby/Rezar (UTEP) 8-2
(9) Brown/Pierce (TCU) def. Archer/Fisher (RU) 8-5

 

 

DOUBLES MAIN DRAW - ROUND OF 16
(2) Ivanov/Smekodub (TU) def. Brown/Pierce (TCU) 8-2
(3) Roland/Vieira (TAM) def. (9) Aburto/Mancinas (TCU) 8-5

DOUBLES CONSOLATION - ROUND OF 32
(9) Carson/Kouzmeko (SMU) def. Lopez/Purdy (TCU) 8-2
Derksen/Hall (TSU) def. Kenfield/Reynolds (TCU) 9-7

SINGLES CONSOLATION TWO - ROUND OF 32
Nicki Mecham (TAM) def. Karla Mancinas (TCU) 6-4, 5-7, (11-9)
Annie Goodrich (RU) def. Gloriann Lopez (TCU) 1-6, 6-4, (10-4)
Paula Erausquin (UTSA) def. Paige Brown (TCU) 6-4, 6-0

SCHEDULE OF PLAY FOR SUNDAY, OCT. 19
8:30 a.m. Consolation Singles (Round of 16)
8:30 a.m. Main Draw Singles (Round of 16)
Following: Consolation Singles (Quarterfinals)
Following: Main Draw Singles (Quarterfinals)
Following: Main Draw Doubles (Quarterfinals)
Following: Consolation Doubles (Quarterfinals)
Following: Main Draw Doubles (Semifinals)
Following: Consolation Doubles (Semifinals)


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