May 30, 2009
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU women's tennis players Nina Munch-Soegaard and Macall Harkins garnered final Campbell/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) singles rankings, while the duo of Harkins and Anna Sydorska also ended the season ranked nationally. TCU has now had at least one player in the final individual rankings for the last eight seasons.
Munch-Soegaard, a junior from Amarillo, Texas, earned a final national singles ranking of No. 22 after posting a record of 5-4 this spring at the top position and an overall mark of 18-9. Munch-Soegaard has now earned final rankings in all three seasons as a Horned Frog, garnering a No. 62 last season and a No. 109 ranking as a freshman.
Munch-Soegaard was the Mountain West Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Singles Championships as the highest ranked singles player in the league. She garnered a top-16 national seed in the tournament and became the fourth singles All-American in TCU history, joining Nicole Leimbach (2006), Story Tweedie-Yates (2005) and Rene Simpson (1988).
Harkins, a native of Palos Verdes, Calif. native, garnered a national ranking of No. 88 after putting together a dual-match record of 15-10 primarily at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. Overall in 2008-09, Harkins notched a 26-14 record and defeated eleven ranked opponents. The TCU senior was an All-Mountain West Conference singles selection and was a Southwest Region Arthur Ashe, Jr. Leadership & Sportsmanship Award recipient.
The TCU doubles duo of Sydorska and Harkins earned a No. 31 final national ranking after advancing to the round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championships. Harkins and Sydorska posted a 25-14 overall mark and a 15-9 record this past spring at the top position. Sydorska earned her fourth consecutive final doubles ranking while at TCU, all of which were in the top-35 nationally.
Sydorska earned sole possession of the TCU career doubles record, ending her career with an overall record of 106-43 in her four years in Fort Worth. The 2007 doubles All-American also wrapped her campaign as with the fifth-most combined wins in Frog history, going 179-87 in singles and doubles for TCU.