Weekend Preview: TCU Women's Tennis
March 20, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas – The No. 49 TCU women’s tennis team will hit the road for its first away Big 12 conference matches this season by taking on No. 30 Oklahoma State on Friday, March 21 and No. 17 Oklahoma on Sunday, March 23.
The Horned Frogs (8-7) will face the Cowgirls (6-5) at 5 p.m., at the Greenwood Tennis Center in Stillwater tomorrow, before heading to Norman to face the Sooners (10-2) at noon on Sunday at the Headington Family Tennis Center.
Simona Parajova was instrumental in helping TCU to the two victories and was named Big 12 Player of the Week on Tuesday. Parajova is undefeated at No. 2 singles with an 11-0 record and beat her first ranked opponent in dual matches with a take down of No. 114 Elizabeth Begley of Texas.
Stefanie Tan is the lone player in the ITA singles rankings, coming in at No. 53 with a 9-2 record at No. 1 singles. Tan and doubles partner Seda Arantekin have a 5-2 record in doubles, while Parajova and Monika Sirilova have a 5-3 record.
Scouting the Opponents
Oklahoma rebounded from their loss to the Cowgirls by going into Tulsa and ending the Golden Hurricanes’ 51-match home win streak with a 4-3 win. The Sooners have an 8-2 record against ranked opponents in non-conference action and are a perfect 4-0 at home. Ritchie holds down the team’s only single ranking at No. 121 and leads the team with an 11-1 record, including 8-0 at No. 2 singles. Ritchie teams up with Mia Lancaster in doubles, as the duo are ranked No. 76 and hold a 7-3 record.