Why did you choose to come to TCU from South Africa?I came to get an education. The tennis facilities were nice and the tennis team was really good. The coaches were also really nice.
Growing up in South Africa, who were your tennis role models?
Wayne Ferreira was one of the best South African tennis players. But that is also a reason why I came to the United States because the tennis in South Africa is going down. The competition is not that strong. There is a lot more competition and variety in America.
The No. 20 women's tennis team will finish the regular season against the University of Texas at Arlington this afternoon.Sophomore Nicole Leimbach said she did not know much about the Lady Mavericks team, but she knows that they have a good No. 1 player.
Assistant coach Jefferson Hammond said UTA's No. 1 and No 2. players, freshman Klara Jargosova and sophomore Daniela Novakova, were pretty strong.
"I expect a good match up," Hammond said.
As a team, the Lady Mavericks are 11-7 overall but are 9-1 in the Southland Conference.
What kind of pitcher are you: Power or finesse?I would say I am more of a power pitcher.
Well, because I am left-handed and, for most left-handed pitchers, I guess I could say I have an above-average fastball. I like to throw my fastball.
Is that your best pitch?
I guess you could say so.
If you could meet any professional baseball player, who would it be and why?
Well, the professional baseball player I always wanted to meet is actually dead now. That was Ted Williams. I am a huge fan of Ted Williams.
The TCU men's tennis team said it is beginning the 2006 season with high expectations."I believe we have a great squad," head coach Joey RivÂ said .
Last weekend, the team proved just how good they could be by defeating No. 36-ranked Texas A&M - Corpus Christi.
"It was a great start to win last weekend in the first match of the season," RivÂ said. "I am very pleased, but there is a lot of room for improvement."
The Horned Frogs welcome three newcomers to the team: freshmen Andrei Mlendea, Kriegler Brink and Cosmin Cotet.
The TCU Lady Frogs will face 20th-ranked Oklahoma on Wednesday night in Norman.TCU head coach Jeff Mittie said the Sooners were led by a good freshman inside player.
Oklahoma freshman center Courtney Paris is averaging 21.7 points and 12.3 rebounds a game, according to www.soonersports.com.
Paris was recently named Big 12 Rookie of the Week.
Mittie said Oklahoma also had veteran perimeter players.
"They are a good, hard-nosed basketball team," Mittie said.
He said Oklahoma has played more games than the Lady Frogs.
The TCU Lady Frogs split this weekend's games in the Caribbean Classic in Mexico.The Lady Frogs defeated Mississippi State on Friday 72-52. Four players scored in double figures, led by junior guard Natasha Lacy's 17 points.
Lacy also had a team-high eight rebounds and five assists.
Redshirt sophomore guard Adrianne Ross scored 15 points and dished out five assists. Senior center Vanessa Clementino scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds.
Senior forward Ashley Davis scored 12 points.
TCU men's basketball team will travel over the Thanksgiving holiday to play two games in the Las Vegas Invitational. The team will play Oklahoma State on Friday and Boston College or Drake on Saturday, depending on who wins or loses.
"The most important thing about this tournament is the chance to play extra games," TCU head coach Neil Dougherty said.
Dougherty said playing extra games will help his young players gain experience.