April 4, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas - Looking to rebound from a loss, the No. 56 TCU women's tennis team will travel to Lubbock, Texas to take on No. 32 Texas Tech on Saturday, April 5.
The Horned Frogs (10-10, 3-3 Big 12) will faceoff with the Red Raiders (13-7, 3-3 Big 12) at 11 a.m., at the McLeod Tennis Center.
TCU is coming off a loss to No. 16 Baylor, where the team posted three victories over ranked opponents. The Frogs got its first win of the match during doubles, when Stefanie Tan and Seda Arantekin took out the No. 40 ranked doubles pair on court one, before Tan continued her winning ways by upsetting No. 34 Kiah Generette at No. 1 singles. Simona Parajova capped off the match with a straight-set victory over No. 74 Ema Burgic on court two.
Tan and Parajova are the only two members with individual national rankings, as Tan is ranked No. 59 and Parajova sits at No. 121. The two juniors are the only members of the team with double-digit wins on the season. Parajova leads the team with a 14-2 record, while Tan is 13-3 in dual matches.
The match against the Bears also showcased the return of senior Millie Nichols in doubles action. Despite not playing since February 1, Nicols and Arantekin are ranked No. 77. Tan has been pairing up with Arantekin since the injury and the duo lead the team with nine wins on theseason.
Scouting the Opponents
Texas Tech is coming off two straight conference wins, as the Red Raiders defeated Iowa State and West Virginia over the weekend. No. 118 Lynn Kiro leads the team with 24 wins on the season and enters the match on an 11-game winning streak and is undefeated at No. 4 singles in league play with a 6-0 record. Nikki Sanders has been a constant on court three with a 19-10 record and has accumulated the second-most wins in the modern era for the Lady Raiders with a career-record of 92-29.
Kenna Kilgo and Samantha Adams are sitting at No. 38 in the national doubles rankings with an 18-7 record this season. Kilgo sits at the top of the singles lineup for Texas Tech with a 15-14 record, while Adams plays on court five with an 18-9 record.
TCU holds a big advantage over Texas Tech in the all-time series, with the Frogs leading 25-3. The teams have been playing each other since 1977, with the Red Raiders picking up their first win in 1994. Despite the win advantage, TCU has fallen in the last two contests between the teams, with Texas Tech picking up 4-3 wins in 2009 and 2013.
Live results of the match against the Red Raiders can be found at TexasTech.com. Final results and a recap will be available on GoFrogs.com following the completion of the competition.