No. 25 TCU Readies for Road Trip
Jan. 30, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas – The No. 25 TCU women’s tennis team will hit the road for three matches against No. 74 DePaul, No. 30 Purdue and No. 42 Illinois on Jan. 31-Feb. 2.
The Horned Frogs (3-1, 0-0 Big 12) will first head to Chicago, Ill., to take on the Blue Demons (1-1, 0-0 Big East) on Friday at 1 p.m., before traveling to West Lafayette, Ind., to take on the Boilermakers (1-1, 0-0 Big 10) on Saturday at 11 a.m. TCU wraps up the trip with a match against the Illini (3-0, 0-0 Big 10) in Urbana, Ill., on Sunday at 11 a.m.
No. 30 Stefanie Tan and Simona Parajova lead the team with a 3-0 record in singles action, while the duo is also 2-1 in doubles play. Seda Arantekin and Millie Nichols are also helping pace the team at the No. 1 position in doubles with a 2-1 record.
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Purdue was also in action at the ITA National Kick-Off and went 1-1 as well in the tournament with a first round 4-3 loss to No. 32 Tennessee and then bouncing back to take down No. 56 Fresno State 4-0. Senior Mara Schmidt leads the team in singles play and has a No. 110 singles ranking. Schmidt is 3-2 in singles action since the start of 2014 and is undefeated with partner Krisztina Kapitany in doubles in January.
Illinois is undefeated to start 2014 and moved up to No. 42 in the rankings after blanking SLU, University of Chicago and Illinois State 7-0 to open the season last weekend. Five Illini are 3-0 to start the season in singles, while the doubles teams of Alexis Casati and Melissa Kopinski and Misia Kedzierski and Louise Kwong are 3-0 as well.
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