The Horned Frogs complete an undefeated weekend after a sweep of the Iowa State Cyclones at the Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth, improving to 12-7 on the season and 4-3 in the Big 12.

“Today we played very well,” TCU head coach Lee Walker said. “When you play teams that you expect to win, it’s easy to overlook them, and I thought we acted very professionally today.”

With strong winds on the day, the match was forced indoors, where the Frogs quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead, easily capturing the doubles point. The Frogs won the point with a strong performance from the duo of Madison Tedford and Sofiko Kadzhaya, who were the first pair off the court with a 6-3 victory. Seda Arantekin and Marie Norris’ 6-4 win gave TCU the doubles win.

On the pairing of Tedford and Kadzhaya, Coach Walker says the team “trusts them a lot because they’ve had so much success this season.” “We paired them randomly at our home tournament in January and they went undefeated, so we’ve kept them as a possible pair all season.”

TCU’s strong display continued into the singles matches, winning all three points in straight sets. Donika Bashota won her fourth straight match 6-1, 6-0; Sofiko Kadzhaya won 6-1, 6-2; and Marie Norris clinched the match with a 6-0 and 6-2 victory. The Frogs won the first set on four of the five courts in play, and allowed Iowa State to only win three games between four courts.

“It was a confident and dominant performance,” Coach Walker concluded. “We had a great practice yesterday and I think it carried over to today. I am excited about where we are right now.”

The Frogs will complete their home slate of the regular season against Texas Tech on Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. This match will serve as senior night for the four seniors- Seda Arantekin, Olaya Garrido-Rivas, Sofiko Kadzhaya, and Caroline Wegner.

+ posts

I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you'll immediately know I'm Post Malone's biggest fan. I'm always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers!