TCU loses 4-3 overall in ITA Kickoff Weekend

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    TCU battled St. Mary’s College in the first round of the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Friday in Berkeley, Calif.

    Junior Gaby Mastromarino and freshman Olivia Smith both won their singles matches.

    It came down to the match between junior Shalini Sahoo and St. Mary’s Claire Soper, and Sahoo lost 6-0, 2-6, 6-4, and TCU lost 4-3 overall.

    TCU played in a consolation match against the University of North Texas, but the tournament was suspended due to rain.

    The match began on Saturday and was called off while North Texas was winning 2-1 against TCU.

    Both teams won a singles point and North Texas had won a doubles point.

    Mastromarino said she won the singles point for TCU and that the Frogs competed well despite their tough opponents.

    Three of the four singles matches were in their third sets when officials called the match, according to gofrogs.com.

    The tournament was scheduled to continue on Sunday morning, but the rain prevented it. A rematch could be played, but the exact date and time are yet to be decided.

    The match will start at 0-0 instead of where it left off, Mastromarino said. The Horned Frogs still have a positive outlook for future matches since it is still early on in the season, Mastromarino said.

    TCU will have its next official scheduled match at Texas A&M at 1 p.m. Feb. 12.