Women’s squad faces Wyoming

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    The women’s tennis team‘s first-round opponent in the Mountain West Conference Championship is No. 8 University of Wyoming, which beat No. 9 Air Force in the opening round Wednesday.

    Since TCU earned the No. 1 seed for this year’s conference championship, it plays the winner of the two lowest seeds.

    Wyoming beat Air Force by the score of 4-1. It was the second conference win for the Cowgirls this season, with the other also coming against Air Force, which finished the season winless in the MWC.

    TCU faced the Cowgirls once earlier this season, winning 5-2 on March 30.

    The Horned Frogs swept doubles play and saw their top four singles players win in the earlier match against Wyoming. Freshman Idunn Hertzberg, playing in the No. 5 singles position, fell 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 10-6.

    TCU’s No. 6 singles player, senior Melissa Bere, lost in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.

    TCU started Mountain West play with three straight days of play, facing Colorado State University, Air Force and Wyoming.

    Wyoming was the only team to win matches against TCU in the opening three-game series.

    The game was also the last one the women’s tennis team played on its home courts.

    TCU has faced Wyoming in the conference championships every year it has been a member of the Mountain West. This is the team’s third year competing in the conference.

    In 2006, the two teams met in the second round of the MWC tournament, where TCU defeated the Cowgirls 4-0.

    Last season, No. 2 seed TCU beat the No. 7 seed Wyoming 4-0 in the first round.

    Since joining the Mountain West, TCU is 5-0 against Wyoming with a 27-2 scoring advantage.

    This season was the first time the Horned Frogs allowed the Cowgirls to score on them.