Women Fall to Horned Frogs
Albuquerque, N.M. (April 11, 2008) -- BYU's undefeated winning streak in the Mountain West Conference came to an end on Friday, as the No. 38 Cougar team was defeated 6-1 by No. 24 TCU. With the loss, BYU falls to 13-9 overall and 5-1 in league play.
The Cougars found themselves down early, losing all three doubles matches to forfeit the doubles point. In a close match on court one, seniors Anastasia Surkova and Jennifer Miccoli fell 8-5 to No. 12 Anna Sydorska and Macall Harkins.
Moving into singles, No. 65 Surkova pulled a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 upset over No. 63 Nina Munch-Soegaard, to record the Cougars' lone win of the day. Playing in another close three-set match, No. 87 Kristina Doerr lost 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 to Harkins on the second court. At the No. 6 position, Elle Carney found herself falling 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
TCU's No. 86 Sydorska pulled out a 7-5, 6-0 win over Chie Hayasaka, breaking the sophomore's five-match winning streak. Dolly Chang and Elizaveta Ezhova also fell in straight sets at the No. 4 and 5 positions, respectively.
The Cougars will take on New Mexico tomorrow at 2 p.m. MT.
TCU 6, BYU 1
Lobo Tennis Club
April 11, 2008
1. Anastasia Surkova (BYU) def. Nina Munch-Soegaard (TCU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
2. Macall Harkins (TCU) def. Kristina Doerr (BYU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
3. Anna Sydorska (TCU) def. Chie Hayasaka (BYU) 7-5, 6-0
4. Katariina Tuohimaa (TCU) def. Dolly Chang (BYU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Kewa Nichols (TCU) def. Elizaveta Ezhova (BYU) 6-3, 6-0
6. Idunn Hertzberg (TCU) def. Elle Carney (BYU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
1. Harkins/Sydorska (TCU) def. Surkova/Miccoli (BYU) 8-5
2. Hertzberg/ Tuohimaa (TCU) def. Chang/ Doerr (BYU) 8-3
3. Munch-Soegaard/Babanova (TCU) def. Hayasaka/ Carney (BYU) 8-4
Conference Play Continues in New Mexico
PROVO -- Still undefeated in Mountain West Conference play (5-0), the No. 38 BYU women's tennis team travels to Albuquerque, N.M. to take on TCU and New Mexico this weekend.
Currently 13-8 on the season, the Cougars are coming off a 4-2 win over Wyoming last Saturday. No. 87 Kristina Doerr and Chie Hayasaka lead BYU's singles play with five-match winning streaks apiece.
On Friday the Cougars will put their undefeated conference record on the line as they face the Horned Frogs of TCU, who are also 5-0 in league play. TCU has won its last eight matches, with its last win coming against SDSU. The Frogs are led by No. 63 Nina Munch-Soegaard and No. 86 Anna Sydorska. In doubles, Sydorska and Macall Harins team up to form the No. 12-ranked duo in the country.
No. 55 New Mexico's own undefeated conference record was snapped on Saturday after getting swept 7-0 by UNLV. At last year's MWC Tournament, BYU posted a 4-0 win over the Lobos in the semi-finals to eventually go on and win the conference title.
BYU is scheduled to face TCU at 10 a.m. MT on Friday and New Mexico at 2 p.m. MT on Saturday.