UW Stymied By No. 23 TCU
April 2, 2006
FORT WORTH, Texas - The Huskies came away empty on their two-day swing through the state of Texas, losing 7-0 to 23rd-ranked TCU today at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. It was the ninth different top-25 opponent that the Huskies (2-13) have faced this season.
The Horned Frogs swept doubles play, surrendering no more than four games at any match to take a 1-0 lead. When singles play began, they instantly scored another point as the Huskies defaulted the No. 6 singles match for the fifth straight match.
The only Husky to take a set in singles was freshman Victoria Brymer at third singles against 93rd-ranked Anna Sydorska. Sydorska won the first set in a tiebreak, but Brymer came back to win the second set, 6-4. TCU had already clinched the match so the two played a super-tiebreak in place of a third set. Sydorksa won 10-8. It's the second straight day that Brymer fell just short of upsetting a ranked player because of a super-tiebreak loss.
TCU's 11th-ranked Nicole Leimbach won a tight match with senior Dinka Hadzic at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 7-5. Leimbach was Pac-10 Player of the Year last year as a freshman when she was a member of USC.
At third singles, No. 35 Helena Besovic was too much for sophomore Tara Simpson, winning both sets 6-3. Senior Stephanie Svanfeldt fell, 6-4, 6-1 at fourth singles to Ana Cetnik, and freshman Melinda Wong struggled to a 6-0, 6-1 loss to Kewa Nichols in the fifth spot.
The Huskies will look to get their first Pac-10 wins next weekend when Arizona visits Friday, April 7 at 12 p.m., with Arizona State visiting on Saturday, April 8 at 12 noon. Both matches will be played outdoors at Bill Quillian Stadium.
Washington Women's Tennis vs. TCU
4/2/06 - Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center - Fort Worth, Texas
No. 23 TCU 7, Washington 0
1. (59) Besovic/Cetnik (TCU) def. (38) Brymer/Hadzic (UW) 8-4
2. Morgado/Sydorska (TCU) def. Simpson/Svanfeldt (UW) 8-2
3. Leimbach/Nichols (TCU) def. Rainey/Wong (UW) 8-4
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1
1. (11) Nicole Leimbach (TCU) def. (98) Dinka Hadzic (UW) 6-3, 7-5
2. (35) Helena Besovic (TCU) def. Tara Simpson (UW) 6-3, 6-3
3. (93) Anna Sydorska (TCU) def. Victoria Brymer (UW) 7-6(4), 4-6, (10-8)
4. Ana Cetnik (TCU) def. Stephanie Svanfeldt (UW) 6-4, 6-1
5. Kewa Nichols (TCU) def. Melinda Wong (UW) 6-0, 6-1
6. TCU wins by default
Order of Finish: 5, 4, 2, 1, 3
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