April 27, 2010
2010 MWC Women's Bracket | MWC Championship Central
FORT WORTH, Texas – The TCU women’s tennis team will open the 2010 Mountain West Conference Championships with third-seeded Wyoming in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. CT Thursday in Las Vegas, Nev. The Horned Frogs enter the tournament as the No. 6 seed after earning a 7-16 overall spring record and 4-4 clip against the MWC.
Since joining the Mountain West Conference in 2005-06, TCU has compiled a 43-8 record against league opponents while garnering three regular season titles (2006, ‘07, ‘08) and a pair of tournament trophies (2006, ‘09). Head coach Jefferson Hammond has earned the league’s Coach of the Year honor in each of the last two seasons.
The Frogs earned four regular season wins over conference foes Air Force, Colorado State, New Mexico and Wyoming in 2010. Junior Katariina Tuohimaa paced the squad with a 7-1 singles record against the MWC. The Helsinki, Finland native also teamed up with sophomore Kayla Duncan for a 6-2 doubles record versus the league. The doubles duo of junior Idunn Hertzberg and sophomore Gaby Mastromarino also boasted a perfect 5-0 record against the MWC.
Senior Nina Munch-Soegaard has been marching up the list for most career singles wins in TCU history, heading into the weekend with a 93-43 career record to sit sixth all-time. The Amarillo, Texas native is three wins shy of tying Teresa Dobson (96-41) and is currently listed as the No. 54 singles player in the country.
Wyoming (14-7, 5-3 MWC) comes into the MWC Championships having won three of their final four matches against the league. In the only meeting between the Frogs and the Cowgirls this season, TCU had to hold off a late charge by the Pokes in Fort Worth on April 3 to win by a 4-3 decision. The Purple and White have been dominant in the all-time series with Wyoming, owning a 9-0 record in the all-time series.