Frogs travel to UNT Tuesday for make-up match


The women's tennis team should have wrapped up its nonconference slate last week against UT-Arlington. Instead, TCU (5-6) will travel up I-35 to face North Texas (6-9) at 2 p.m. today to finish a match postponed Jan. 29 at the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Berkeley, Calif., due to inclement weather.

The Frogs enter the day riding a three-match winning streak after defeating UTA 5-2 on Wednesday. The victory gave TCU a 4-1 record against in-state opponents.

The Mean Green also enter the match as winners of three straight after defeating Northwestern State 5-2.

In doubles, TCU's No. 52-ranked pair of sophomore Federica Denti and senior Katariina Tuohimaa are 12-6 (7-4 at the No. 1 spot). Denti and Tuohimaa will be challenged by UNT's Irina Paraschiv and Barbora Vykydalova, who are 8-7 at the No. 1 doubles spot.

TCU junior Gaby Mastromarino has won four straight singles matches and is 7-2 this spring. Junior Shalini Sahoo has won five-straight matches and Denti has notched four wins in a row. UNT's Paraschiv is 9-5 in singles play this spring.

The Frogs have never lost to the Mean Green, holding a 32-0 advantage over UNT. TCU last defeated UNT 6-1 on Feb. 13, 2008.

Up next:

The Frogs will open up Mountain West Conference play with three matches in a row, all at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center, after the North Texas match. The Frogs will play BYU at 2 p.m. Friday, Utah at 10 a.m. Saturday and New Mexico at 10 a.m. Sunday.

TCU at North Texas

When: 2 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Waranch Tennis Complex 8212; Denton

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