TCU women’s tennis falls to No. 26 Texas

TCU womens tennis falls to No. 26 Texas

The TCU women's tennis team fell to Texas 4-3 Sunday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. 

The No. 25 Horned Frogs dropped to 6-3 in Big 12 play and 17-5 overall as the Longhorns improved to 7-2 in conference play and 14-10 overall with the win. 

"We lost another close one, but I think I just need to get everyone healthy and back in the line-up," TCU head coach Dave Borelli said.

TCU's Stefanie Tan has been suffering from a thigh injury, and Federica Denti has been sitting out due to a groin injury. 

The Longhorns took an early lead by winning the point in doubles. After dropping the doubles point, TCU won at No. 3 singles via Simona Parajova’s 6-3, 7-5 win over Elizabeth Begley. 

The No. 6 singles competition went to a tiebreaker after Kelsey Sundaram and Lara Groenvynck of UT split the first two sets. Sundaram eventually took the tiebreak 11-9 to win 5-7, 6-1, 1-0. 

Millie Nichols brought in a third point for the Horned Frogs at No. 5 singles after Lina Padegimaite retired. Nichols fell to Padegimaite 2-6 during the first match but came back with a 6-1, 2-2 win. 

The Frogs picked up a big upset at No. 1 singles as Olivia Smith and Stefanie Tan stunned the No. 13 doubles pair Breaunna Addison and Noel Scott 9-8. 

The Longhorns won in singles competition to put the result out of TCU's reach. 

UT's Aeriel Ellis finished the season undefeated after beating Smith 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Monika Sirilova's perfect Big 12 campaign came to an end with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 loss to UT's Noel Scott. 

TCU will be traveling to the University of Oklahoma for the Big 12 Championship on Friday. Opponents and match times will be announced later this week.