Women’s team preparing for MWC tourney

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    The TCU women’s tennis team is taking a seven-game winning streak into the Mountain West Conference Tournament this week. The Frogs are scheduled to begin play Thursday in San Diego.Junior Ana Cetnik said the team is not planning to change much about its game plan in terms of preparing for the upcoming games.

    Since TCU has already played against the teams competing in the MWC tournament, the Frogs have a good idea of the competition they are up against this week.

    Head coach Dave Borelli said the team is focusing on trying to play better with each game.

    “We don’t want to make it any different from any other situation,” he said.

    Senior Helena Besovic said the Frogs cannot get ahead of themselves just because they have already beaten some of the teams they will face this week.

    “We have to stay focused and be mentally prepared to play games against the same teams again. We should not think that if we won the first time, we are going to win again,” Besovic said.

    Borelli said he is confident in his team’s ability to be successful in the tournament.

    “Truthfully, I think in our first round we should be alright. The second round, we’ll play No. 32 San Diego State. I’m happy we’re playing them because we need to play higher ranked teams. That is a good challenge for us and it will help us get ready for regionals,” he said.

    Borelli is also pleased with the overall play of his team heading into the tournament.

    “I think for the most part, everyone is starting to play well. I cannot pinpoint one player or another, but our doubles has been particularly good,” he said.

    One thing is for certain; the Frogs have their sights set on a MWC Championship title to bring back to TCU.

    “It would definitely be satisfying to show how dominant we were this year,” Borelli said.

    TCU will take on the winner of the No. 8 and No. 9 seed match in the first round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament.