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Women's Tennis Falls to TCU

Freshman Klara Zrustova won in both singles and doubles against TCU.

Freshman Klara Zrustova won in both singles and doubles against TCU.

Feb. 17, 2004

WACO, Texas - The Baylor women's tennis team fell to the visiting Texas Christian University on Tuesday night at the Baylor Tennis Center. The Horned Frogs, currently ranked No. 59, defeated the 35th-ranked Bears 5-2.

The Bears lost the doubles point as 45th-ranked Daria Potapova and Stephanie Balzert were defeated by Karla Mancinas and Paty Aburto, 8-2 playing at No.2. In the No. 1 spot, BU's Carolin Walter and Daniela Covello fell to Ana Cetnik and Saber Pierce, 8-2. The Bears' only doubles win came at the No. 3 position with Izabela Mijic and Klara Zrustova defeating TCU's Jenn Chay and Paige Brown, 8-6.

At No. 3 singles, TCU's Cetnik defeated Covello in a quick 6-3, 6-0 to claim the Frogs' first point. Baylor's Zrustova followed by beating Gloriann Lopez, 6-1, 6-4, to put the Bears on the scoreboard board. TCU's Aburto and Chay followed with wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively, to close out the match and clinch the win for the Horned Frogs. Baylor's only other victory came from the No. 6 spot when Iva Mihaylova, who split the first and second sets with TCU's Paige Brown, won in the super tie-breaker 1-0 after being down 3-1 and coming back with nine straight points to close out the match.

With the loss, the Bears fall to 1-5 on the season while TCU is now 2-4.

The Bears will be idle until Wednesday, Feb. 25 when they host UT-Arlington at the Baylor Tennis Center. The contest between Baylor and UTA will begin at 5 p.m.

#59 TCU 5, #35 Baylor 2
Order of Finish: 1,2,3
1. Ana Cetnik/Saber Pierce (TCU) def. Carolin Walter/Daniela Covello (BU) vs. 8-2
2. Karla Mancinas/Paty Aburto (TCU) def. #45 Daria Potapova/Stephanie Balzert (BU) 8-2
3. Izabela Mijic/Klara Zrustova (BU) def. Jenn Chay/Paige Brown (TCU) 8-6



Order of finish: 3,5,1,2,6,4
1. Paty Aburto (TCU) def. Carolin Walter (BU) 7-6(2), 6-3
2. Jenn Chay (TCU) def. Stephanie Balzert (BU) 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
3. Ana Cetnik (TCU) def. Daniela Covello (BU) 6-3, 6-0
4. Saber Pierce (TCU) def. Daria Potapova (BU) 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-2
5. Klara Zrustova (BU) def. Gloriann Lopez (TCU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Iva Mihaylova (BU) def. Paige Brown (TCU) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3)
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