Weekend Preview: Women's Tennis
April 10, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas – The TCU women’s tennis team will wrap up regular season play by hosting Kansas State and Kansas on Friday, April 11 and Sunday, April 13, respectively.
The No. 54 Horned Frogs (10-11, 3-4 Big 12) will first face the No. 71 Wildcats (8-10, 2-4 Big 12) on Friday at 2 p.m., before facing the No. 65 Jayhawks (11-8, 2-4 Big 12) at 10 a.m., on Sunday. The matches will serve as the final two regular season competitions at home for seniors Millie Nichols and Monika Sirilova.
The juniors are the only members of the team with double digit dual match records, with Parajova leading the way with a 15-2 mark and Tan recording a 14-3 mark. Tan has also defeated 10 ranked opponents on the season, while Parajova has taken down four. The duo, along with freshman Sofiko Kadzhaya, lead the team with 5-2 singles records in conference play.
Tan and doubles partner Seda Arantekin lead dual action with a 9-4 record, along with an 8-4 record at No. 1 doubles and two wins over ranked opponents.
Scouting the Opponents
Kansas State dropped two matches to top-25 foes last weekend with a 7-0 loss to No. 25 Texas and a 5-1 loss to No. 16 Baylor. Petra Niedermayerova is the only ranked players for the Wildcats and checks in at No. 38 after upsetting No. 34 Kiah Generette of Baylor in straight sets last weeks. Niedermayerova leads the team with a 13-3 record in dual matches and a 4-2 mark in conference play. The senior is the first Wildcat to reach 100 career singles wins in school history and has posted 33 wins over ranked opponents in her career.