April 1, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas – The No. 56 TCU women’s tennis team returns home to face No. 16 Baylor on Wednesday, April 2 at 5 p.m., at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
The Horned Frogs (10-9, 3-2 Big 12) are coming off a four-match road swing, while the Lady Bears (14-6, 3-0 Big 12) are sitting undefeated in conference play. Play on the Bernard J ‘Tut’ Bartzen Varsity Courts will begin tomorrow evening, with free pizza served courtesy of Buffalo Bros., between the singles and doubles matches.
TCU is 3-2 in conference matches after going 2-2 the last two weekends. After dropping matches to nationally ranked Oklahoma State and Oklahoma, the Frogs traveled to Iowa State and West Virginia and picked up a 5-2 win over the Cyclones and a 4-0 shut out victory over the Mountaineers.
No. 59 Stefanie Tan and No. 121 Simona Parajova are the only ranked Frogs on the team. Parajova leads the team with a 13-2 record at No. 2 singles, while Tan is 12-3 on the season at No. 1 singles. Tan has also notched nine victories over ranked opponents this year.
Sofiko Kadzhaya has started her first season in the Big 12 Conference with a 5-0 record, with four of the five wins coming in straight sets. Kadzhaya is also 2-1 in doubles matches in conference play, while Tan and Seda Arantekin lead the team with an overall record of 8-3 in doubles action.
Scouting the Lady Bears
Baylor is coming off a 6-1 win over Memphis this past Thursday at home. The Lady Bears have four ranked singles players with freshman Kiah Generette leading the way with a 12-6 record and a No. 34 ranking. Following Generette are No. 48 Jordaan Sanford, No. 74 Ema Burgic and No. 103 Blair Shankle. Sanford and Shankle have each won four matches against ranked opponents to improve to 15-2 and 14-1, respectively. In doubles action, Baylor is led by No. 40 Victoria Kisialeva and Shankle. The duo own a 10-3 dual-match record and have posted three wins against ranked opponents.
All-Time Series Records
TCU holds an 18-13 edge over Baylor in the all-time series. The Lady Bears were on a seven-match winning streak over the Frogs, until TCU snapped it last spring with a 4-2 victory in Waco. The Frogs began the series with Baylor by winning the first 13 matches, before the Lady Bears picked up their first win in 1994.
Live results and a final recap of the match against the Lady Bears can be found at GoFrogs.com. In-match updates can also be found by following TCU women’s tennis on twitter (@TCUWomensTennis).