Ladies trek through Mountain West

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    The No. 22 women’s tennis team heads to Las Vegas on Friday where it will face the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and San Diego State University and will try to increase its lead in the Mountain West Conference.

    The team swept its three-game conference opening weekend, only falling in two matches and capturing its sixth consecutive win.

    TCU is one of three teams still undefeated in conference play. The University of New Mexico is tied with TCU for the conference lead with a 3-0 record. Brigham Young University is just behind at 2-0.

    Last year the women’s tennis team finished 8-2 against conference teams, dropping matches against BYU and UNLV.

    The Horned Frogs beat Colorado State University on Friday, Air Force on Saturday and Wyoming on Sunday, improving to 13-4.

    Head coach Jefferson Hammond said he is proud of his team for its great start in conference play.

    “This was a good weekend for the girls and the matches were sustained with concentration and energy,” Hammond said.

    Senior Kewa Nichols was undefeated over the weekend and has won her past six matches.

    “We played all three matches with lots of focus,” Nichols said. “I’m ready for the next one.”

    The Horned Frogs started their weekend with a 7-0 sweep over the Rams.

    TCU went for the sweep the next day against Air Force, winning 7-0 .

    The Horned Frogs’ quest for three sweeps ended when the team lost two matches, but it still defeated the Wyoming cowgirls 5-2.

    “I was impressed with the team’s concentration and ability to close out each match,” Hammond said.

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