Spring break sports recap

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    Women’s tennis

    The TCU women’s tennis team defeated the Rice Owls 4-3 after being down 3-0 at Jake Hess Tennis Stadium in Houston on Sunday. With TCU down by three, the Frogs came back by winning four three-set matches at the Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 5 singles spots.

    Senior Idunn Hertzberg started TCU’s comeback by winning 6-0 in her second and third sets. This is the first time this season that the Frogs (4-6) have won back-to-back matches this season.

    Over spring break, TCU went 2-1 with a 4-3 loss to Miami in Fort Worth on March 12 and a 6-1 victory over Kentucky at home Thursday.

    TCU plays next at UT-Arlington Wednesday at 3 p.m.

    Men’s tennis

    The TCU men’s tennis team lost to Oklahoma 4-3 Sunday at the Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman, Okla. Although No. 31 OU defeated No. 61 TCU, Frogs head coach David Roditi said he saw a huge improvement in the TCU team on Sunday.

    The loss put TCU’s record in a five-match spring break stretch at 2-3. TCU split its first two matches against ranked opponents over the break with a 4-3 victory over No. 38 UC-Irvine Tuesday and a 6-1 loss to No. 20 San Diego Wednesday. The Frogs then defeated Columbia 6-1 Thursday, but suffered a 5-2 home loss to No. 69 New Mexico State Friday.

    TCU is now 5-10 in the season and will battle it out on the courts with Rice on Saturday in Houston.

    Women’s basketball

    After failing to earn a bid to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, The Lady Frogs were defeated by Oral Roberts 78-74 Thursday in the opening round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.

    The game concluded the Lady Frogs’ season with a 22-11 record. In the Lady Frogs’ loss at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, senior guard Emily Carter scored a game-high 30 points in her final game at TCU. Senior guard/forward Helena Sverrisdottir notched the program’s third triple double in her final game with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

    “It is hard to lose at home for the last game with this senior group,” head coach Jeff Mittie said after the loss. “This is a very special group of players.”

    Micah Garoutte and Rachel Rentschler also played in their last game as Horned Frogs Thursday.

    Rifle

    The TCU women’s rifle team finished third at the NCAA Championships at Columbus State on March 12 in a bid to win back-to-back national titles. The Horned Frogs shot a 2,351 in air rifle to finish third in their discipline along with a fourth place finish by sophomore Sarah Scherer with a final score of 697.0. TCU finished with a total score of 4,644 in the NCAA National Championship, which was the Frogs’ final event of the 2010-11 season.

    The University of Kentucky won the national championship with a final score of 4,700. Of the eight teams, TCU was the only all-female squad to compete.

    Equestrian

    The NO. 6 TCU equestrian team lost for the first time at home since the 2008-09 season to No. 2 Georgia on March 12th. The Bulldogs outscored TCU 1515-1465 for a 17-2 victory. The Frogs fell to 6-4 on the season. TCU will conclude its regular season Saturday against Oklahoma State at home.