Women’s tennis to begin conference play at Baylor

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The Horned Frogs will travel to Waco Thursday to face-off against their Big 12 rival Baylor, hoping to snap their two-game losing streak.

The team dropped a 7-0 decision against Ohio State in Tempe, Arizona on Feb. 24, and Texas Tech came back last weekend to steal a 4-3 win in Lubbock. Coach Lee Walker told GoFrogs.com that he liked the energy and fight the Frogs brought to Lubbock despite the outcome.

“A lot of positive things happened today and I’m not going to let a point or two in the other direction make me frustrated,” Walker said in the press release.

In the Texas Tech loss, freshman Mercedes Aristegui racked up another win in singles. Aristegui has the most singles wins on the team so far, with 12 wins this season.

The team continued to dominate in doubles against the Raiders. This week, Aleksa Cveticanin and Ellie Douglas earned a No. 41 spot in the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings following their 6-3 win on the top court against the Raiders.

The Frogs are looking to bring some of that positive energy from Lubbock to Baylor as they kick-off the conference season. TCU struggled in its own conference last season, winning only two matches over Big 12 opponents.

The Bears have come out on top in the lasts six matches over the Frogs. Last season, TCU picked up an early 2-0 lead over the Baylor, but the Bears battled back to spoil the Frogs’ home finale in a 4-3 win.

The match is set to begin at 3 p.m. Thursday in Waco.