Trio Take Titles in Home Fall Finale


Oct. 29, 2017


FORT WORTH, Texas – Senior Alexis Pereira and freshman Stevie Kennedy claimed one of the doubles title and freshman Meredith Roberts picked up a singles title as the TCU women’s tennis team wrapped-up fall action at home by hosting the Haunted Horned Frog Classic at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center this weekend.

The duo, who went 3-0 in doubles action in flight two, defeated opponents from Northwestern State and Texas A&M on their way to claiming their first doubles title this season. Roberts claimed a singles flight title as the newcomer went 2-0 with a three-set victory over Constanza Magazzini of Middle Tennessee State and a straight-set win over Kristina Sorokolet of Baylor.

Kennedy and Pereira also had success on the singles court as the pair each posted a 2-1 record. Junior Marie Norris saw action this past weekend for the first time since having surgery and finished with a 2-0 mark in singles. Elizabeth Tedford rounded out the participants for the Frogs as the freshman went 2-1 in singles as well and picked up a doubles win with Roberts.

Quotes from the Weekend
Head Coach Lee Taylor Walker
“We learned a lot about our team this weekend. Meredith (Roberts) showed that regionals wasn't a fluke and that she's able to back up her standard with another good performance. I like the direction she's heading overall. Alexis (Pereira) and Stevie (Kennedy) dominated in their doubles matches on Friday indoors. They are very powerful players and when they commit to hitting full speed without taking the foot off the gas they can beat anyone. Alexis served great all weekend and although today's match was a little setback, overall she is playing much better. Marie (Norris) has always been a crucial member of our team. To have her back out here getting two wins is really great for our team. She has the experience to play with anyone and we just need her mind and body to catch up to the competition since being out for four and half months without tournament matches.”

Haunted Horned Frog Classic Results
Singles Flight 1
Stevie Kennedy (TCU) def. Margo Taylor (TAMU): 6-1, 6-2
Stevie Kennedy (TCU) def. Luisa Zirilli (MTSU): 6-2, 6-1
Fernanda Astete (Rice) def. Stevie Kennedy (TCU): 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Singles Flight 2
Alexis Pereira (TCU) def. Eva Paalma (TAMU): 6-4, 6-4
Meredith Roberts (TCU) def. Costanza Magazzini (MTSU): 6-4, 4-6, 10-5
Anna Bowtell (Rice) def. Alexis Pereira (TCU): 6-4, 6-2

Singles Flight 3
Julia Ivascu (TAMU) def. Elizabeth Tedford (TCU): 6-4, 6-2
Alexis Pereira (TCU) def. Polina Mutel (NWS): 6-3, 6-4
Elizabeth Tedford (TCU) def. Elzbieta Iwaniuk (NWS): 6-4, 6-4

Singles Flight 4
Meredith Roberts (TCU) def. Kristina Sorokolet (BU): 7-6, 6-3

Singles Flight 5
Marie Norris (TCU) def. Dorthea Faa-Hviding (TAMU): 6-4, 6-2
Elizabeth Tedford (TCU) def. Polina Ivanova (NWS): 7-5, 6-3
Marie Norris (TCU) def. Judit Castillo (NWS): 6-3, 6-2

Doubles Flight 2
Alexis Pereira/Stevie Kennedy (TCU) def. Polina Ivanova/Polina Mutel (NWS): 6-4
Alexis Pereira/Stevie Kennedy (TCU) def. Julia Ivascu/Macarena Olivares (TAMU): 6-4
Alexis Pereira/Stevie Kennedy (TCU) def. Elzbieta Iwaniuk/Judit Castillo (NWS): 6-1

Doubles Flight 3
Luisa Zirilli/Maria Josefina Zehnder (MTSU) def. Meredith Roberts/Elizabeth Tedford (TCU): 6-3
Dorthea Faa-Hviding/Margo Taylor (TAMU) def. Meredith Roberts/Elizabeth Tedford (TCU): 6-2
Meredith Roberts/Elizabeth Tedford (TCU) def. Anna Bowtell/Savannah Durkin (Rice): 6-4

Up Next
TCU will wrap-up the fall season with Aleksandra Zenovka heading to Indian Wells, Calif., to take part in the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships from Nov. 1-5, while the rest of the team will take part in the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament from Nov. 2-5 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.


 

 

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