No. 1 Seed TCU Earns Fifth Consecutive Trip to Mountain West Women's Tennis Championship Match
April 28, 2012
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SAN DIEGO - The top-seeded and 32nd-ranked TCU women's tennis team advanced to the finals of the Mountain West Women's Tennis Championship with a 4-0 win over No. 4 seed and 62nd-ranked Wyoming Saturday at Aztec Tennis Center. The Horned Frogs will take on third-seeded San Diego State tomorrow at 2 p.m. PT.
TCU started the match by clinching the doubles point with wins from the duo of Federica Denti and Kelsey Sundaram (8-3) and the tandem of Gaby Mastromarino and Simona Parajova (8-6) at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, respectively.
Parajova claimed the first singles victory of the match for the Horned Frogs, recording a two-set decision (6-1, 6-3) over Simona Synkova at the No. 2 position. Stefanie Tan then downed Veronica Popovici, 6-4, 6-1, at the top of the singles lineup to give the Horned Frogs a 3-0 advantage.
Mastromarino clinched the match for TCU, posting a 6-3, 6-1 win against Silviya Zhelyzkova at the No. 6 singles position.
Top-Seeded TCU 4, Fourth-Seeded Wyoming 0
Aztec Tennis Center | San Diego, Calif.
1. #49 Millie Nichols/Olivia Smith (TCU) vs. #51 Veronica Popovici/Simona Synkova (WYO), 6-6, unfinished
2. Federica Denti/Kelsey Sundaram (TCU) def. Szandi Kovacs/Sasa Nemvoca (WYO), 8-3
3. Gaby Mastromarino/Simona Parajova (TCU) def. Jessica Parizher/Silviya Zhelyzkova (WYO), 8-6
1. #78 Stefanie Tan (TCU) def. Veronica Popovici (WYO), 6-4, 6-1
2. #119 Simona Parajova (TCU) def. Simona Synkova (WYO), 6-1, 6-3
3. Olivia Smith (TCU) vs. Szandi Kovacs (Wyoming), 1-6, 5-4, unfinished
4. Millie Nichols (TCU) vs. Sasha Nemcova (WYO), 7-6 (2), 5-0, unfinished
5. Federica Denti (TCU) vs. Jessica Parizher (WYO), 6-3, 1-6, 1-2, unfinished
6. Gaby Mastromarino (TCU) def. Silviya Zhelyzkova (WYO), 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish
Doubles: 2, 3
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