Lady Raiders Fall to TCU 6-1March 25, 2004 · MT Media Relations
TCU's No. 3 doubles team of junior Paige Brown and sophomore Gloriann Lopez made short work of Ana Maria Cibils and Jacqui Williams, 8-1, to start the afternoon. Middle Tennessee's 11th-ranked tandem of Manon Kruse and Carien Venter defeated 24th-ranked senior Saber Pierce and freshman Ana Cetnik, 8-3, at No. 1 to even doubles play. Neither two doubles team was willing to give an inch, as both battled to the end before TCU senior Paty Aburto and junior Karla Mancinas won the tiebreaker, 9-8 (9-7), to take the match and doubles point from 48th-ranked Laura McNamara and Jennifer Klaschka.
In singles action, Lopez defeated Emily Vest as she claimed a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 6, while Cetnik defeated Cibils, 6-2, 6-1, at four singles. Pierce clinched the win for the Frogs as she battled back from a three-game deficit in the first set to top Venter in straight sets, 7-6, 6-2, at No. 3. TCU's other two points came in three-set matches from freshman Jenn Chay at No. 2 (2-6, 6-4, 10-8 over Klaschka) and Mancinas at No. 5 (6-7, 6-2, 10-5 against McNamara).
Middle Tennessee will face SMU Friday at 2 p.m..
Follow the Blue Raiders on Twitter @MTAthletics for continued updates.
More Women's Tennis NewsNov 2, 2013: Raiders pick up four wins in final day at Alabama
Nov 1, 2013: Constantinide claims pair of singles wins at Roberta Alison
Oct 31, 2013: Raiders close fall campaign at Roberta Alison Classic
Oct 28, 2013: Ground broken on new indoor tennis facility
Oct 21, 2013: Moraes finishes runner-up in backdraw at ITA Regionals
Oct 20, 2013: Moraes advances to backdraw semifinals at ITA Regional