TCU and UT-Arlington Set For Wednesday Tussle

Feb. 28, 2012


FORT WORTH – TCU women’s tennis puts an all-time undefeated ledger on the line Wednesday with a visit from UT-Arlington to the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. First serve is set for 5:30 p.m.

No. 49-ranked TCU (4-3) is coming off a 6-1 defeat by No. 23 Texas A&M on Monday, while UTA is 3-3 and played a match against Nicholls State on Tuesday afternoon.  Wednesday’s match is the first for the Mavericks against an in-state foe. TCU is 2-3 against opponents from the Lone Star State.

The Horned Frogs lead the all-time series with its rival to the east, 14-0. Included in that total is a 5-2 win at UTA last season. In the last meeting between the two schools in Fort Worth, the Frogs were 5-2 winners in 2007.

Senior Gaby Mastromarino is 4-2 this spring from her singles position, having played the Nos. 4 through 6 positions thus far. Mastromarino has shined in doubles as well since being added to the rotation, as she and freshman Simona Parajova are 3-0.

Federica Denti, who returned to the lineup Monday after missing the last two matches due to injury, is 4-1 this spring in singles, including notching TCU’s lone point against A&M. Olivia Smith has settled into the No. 1 role for the Frogs in singles and is 3-2.

Wednesday’s match is the second of four straight at the Friedman Tennis Center for TCU. The Frogs are 3-2 on their home courts this spring and host Princeton on Saturday to continue the home stand.

Free pizza will be served to all fans in attendance at Wednesday’s match with the Mavericks.