Bring on the ‘Stangs

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    The No. 26 women’s tennis team is riding a two-game winning streak and will face the No. 52 SMU Mustangs tonight. These matches will be hotly contested as the SMU, TCU rivalry continues.

    “TCU and SMU are a traditional rivalry in the Metroplex between two good private schools, and we want to continue the rivalry and get the win,” head coach Jeff Hammond said.

    The team traveled to Houston last weekend and defeated the Rice Owls with a 6-1 victory bringing the squad’s record to 6-4 this season. The Horned Frogs were able to sweep the doubles matches with strong play from the tandems of junior Kewa Nichols, senior Karine Ionesco, junior Andrea Morgado and freshman Nina Munch-Soegaard. The doubles contest marked the first time these two pairs played together as partners on the court.

    This past week, SMU was able to defeat the New Mexico State Aggies without conceding a team point.

    Hammond said the Mustangs brings a solid team with a former TCU player as well as a highly-touted player from Poland.

    The past few seasons, TCU has had a good record against SMU, but Hammond said he is not overconfident about his team’s chances.

    When the two teams played each other in 2006, the Horned Frogs had a commanding 7-0 win during the match.