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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The TCU women’s tennis team advanced to the finals of the Mountain West Conference Women’s Tennis Championship with a 4-1 win over No. 6 seed Utah Friday morning at the Jerry Cline Tennis Center in Albuquerque, N.M. The Horned Frogs (15-10) will take on the winner of the New Mexico/UNLV semifinal match tomorrow at 10 a.m. MT.


Clinching the victory for TCU was Kayla Duncan who defeated Utah’s Leigh Walsh at the No. 4 singles position, 6-3, 6-3.


The Horned Frogs started the match by clinching the doubles point with wins from 24th-ranked Anna Sydorska and Macall Harkins and the duo of Katariina Tuohimma and Duncan at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, respectively.


Finishing first in singles play was Harkins as she defeated Utah’s Erin Monson 6-3, 6-2, at the No. 2 position.


Also victorious on the singles court for TCU was Tuohimma who defeated Evegina Kryuchkova, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 3 singles.


The lone win for Utah came at No. 5 singles with Lexi Provancha defeating Idunn Hertzberg, 6-3, 6-4.


This marks the second year in a row the Horned Frogs have advanced to the finals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament. The Horned Frogs fell to UNLV in the championship match of the 2008 tournament. TCU also advanced the to the championship match of the 2006 tournament, defeating BYU, 4-0.



#29 #2 TCU 4, #67 #6 Utah 1

April 24, 2009 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Jerry Cline Tennis Center)


Singles competition

1. #17 Nina Munch-Soegaard (TCU) vs. Anastasia Putilina (UTAH) 4-6, 6-1, unfinished

2. #87 Macall Harkins (TCU) def. Erin Monson (UTAH) 6-3, 6-2

3. Katariina Tuohimaa (TCU) def. Evegina Kryuchkova (UTAH) 6-2, 6-2

4. Kayla Duncan (TCU) def. Leigh Walsh (UTAH) 6-3, 6-3

5. Lexi Provancha (UTAH) def. Idunn Hertzberg (TCU) 6-3, 6-4

6. Gaby Mastromarino (TCU) vs. Lisa Johnson (UTAH) 6-2, 2-6, 4-2, unfinished


Doubles competition

1. #24 Anna Sydorska/Macall Harkins (TCU) def. Erin Monson/Andrea Maughan (UTAH) 8-5

2. Katariina Tuohimaa/Kayla Duncan (TCU) def. Evegina Kryuchkova/Leigh Walsh (UTAH) 8-0

3. #78 Nina Munch-Soegaard/Maria Babanova (TCU) vs. Anastasia Putilina/Lisa Johnson (UTAH) 6-7, unfinished


Match Notes

#6 Utah 10-13; National ranking #67

#2 TCU 15-10; National ranking #29

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,3,5,4)

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