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Conference foes fall to women’s tennis team

There must have been something in the air in Fort Worth this weekend because Horned Frog sports teams proved to be an unbeatable force on the diamond and on the hard court, where the women's tennis team swept three conference foes in three days at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

The No. 28 women's tennis team started the weekend off strong with a 6-1 victory over No. 49 Utah team on Friday. Saturday proved to be a tougher match, but the Horned Frogs still managed to top No. 57 Brigham Young, 4-3.

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Club baseball team to face SMU

The TCU club baseball team will be playing at SMU 2 p.m. Saturday.

Sophomore Bobby Wilson, the president of the team, said the club is 1-3 on the season so far after playing both North Texas and Texas A&M twice.

Wilson said the team is well-rounded and has a good mix of players.

"We're a young team with a lot of freshmen and sophomores," he said.

The team's goal this season is to establish itself with strong play in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Wilson said.

Tennis recap: Men beat weekend rivals; Michigan defeats women’s team

Men sweep weekend matches

The No. 43-ranked men's tennis team pulled through with two wins this weekend at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

The team won 6-1 Friday against No. 63 University of San Diego and 4-3 Saturday against the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The wins moved the team's record to 5-7 in the spring and pushed its consecutive-win streak to three.

Head coach Dave Borelli said the team had more energy against San Diego than it did Sunday against UTSA.

Junior star to lead tennis squad against Alabama

Junior Nina Munch-Soegaard will lead the No. 21-ranked women's tennis team against the University of Alabama on Saturday after their match at Texas Tech University on Thursday night.

The team dropped to 4-3 in the spring season with a loss to a No. 10-ranked University of Miami squad last weekend.

Head coach Jefferson Hammond said that Munch-Soegaard, the No. 6-ranked player in the country, is one of the best players on the tennis team because of her ability to step out on the line.

Health Center offering discount birth control after negotiations

After two years of negotiating contracts with drug companies, the Health Center is offering contraceptives at a cheaper price.

The negotiations began in 2005 after a provision in the Federal Deficit Reduction Act removed university health clinics from a list that benefitted from preferential prices in brand-name birth control, thus causing the price of birth control to go up, Health Center pharmacist Frank Calhoon said.

The Health Center began offering generic oral contraceptives at $25 per pack instead of $40 in January, Calhoon said.

Freshman finding her way at right time for busy tennis team

The No. 21-ranked women's tennis team, with up-and-coming freshman Gaby Mastromarino, looks to continue its recent strong play this weekend when it hosts North Carolina State University and a No.15 University of Miami squad at Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center on Saturday and Sunday.

Mastromarino and the team are 3-2 this spring after topping Auburn University 4-3 nearly two weeks ago.

Head coach Jefferson Hammond said Mastromarino has made a smooth transition to becoming a college tennis player, especially with the demands of school and shorter practice time.

Women’s tennis team defeats Auburn

The No. 21 women's tennis team pulled away late with a tight 4-3 win over Auburn University on Sunday at Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

With the win, the team's spring record now stands at 3-2. It was the team's second consecutive win over a top-25 opponent.

The highlight of the day was a match between TCU junior Nina Munch-Soegaard, the No. 12 player in the country, and Auburn junior Fani Chifchieva, the No. 6 player in the country.

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Four Flyin’ Frogs look to impress in Houston

Four women from the track and field team will continue the Flyin' Frogs young season with a weekend trip to the Houston Indoor Invitational.

The group includes junior Jessica Young, senior Meaghan Peoples, senior Kishelle Paul and freshman Whitney Gipson,

The meet will be the Flyin' Frogs' third since the season started Jan. 16 in Lubbock.

Head coach Darryl Anderson said he has been pleased with the entire team's overall start to the year so far.

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