Sheridan Currie, Tanya Postnikova and Kayla Stevenson posted victories at the No. 2, 5 and 6 singles as Sam Houston State fell 4-3 in a non-conference women’s tennis dual match against No. 37 ranked TCU Sunday afternoon.
Currie defeated Gabi Barbosa 7-6 1-6 1-0 (10-7) while Postnikova topped Monika Sirilova 6-4 7-6 and Stevenson knocked off Molly Welsh 6-0 6-4.
TCU won the doubles point and took single victories at the one, three and four positions.
Millie Nichols victory at No. 4 singles was the deciding match for the top 50 ranked Horned Frogs.
Sam Houston State opens its 2013 home schedule Saturday by hosting Abilene Christian at the McAdams Tennis Center.
No. 37 TCU 4, Sam Houston State 3
No. 1 – Simona Parajova (TCU) def. Imke Jagau (SHSU), 6-1, 6-0
No. 2 – Sheridan Currie (SHSU) def. Gabi Barbosa (TCU), 7-6 (6), 1-6, 1-0 (7)
No. 3 – Olivia Smith (TCU) def. Natalie Petaia (SHSU), 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 – Millie Nichols (TCU) def. Maddie Mortimore (SHSU), 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 – Tanya Postnikova (SHSU) def. Monika Sirilova (TCU), 6-4, 7-6 (1)
No. 6 – Kayla Stevenson (SHSU) def. Molly Welsh (TCU), 6-0, 6-4
No. 1 – Millie Nichols/Olivia Smith (TCU) def. Nadia Dubyanskaya/Tanya Postnikova (SHSU), 8-4
No. 2 – Federica Denti/Kelsey Sundaram (TCU) def. Sheridan Currie/Natalie Petaia (SHSU), 8-3
No. 3 – Gabi Barbosa/Simona Parajova (TCU) def. Imke Jagua/Kayla Stevenson (SHSU), 8-2
TCU 2-0, National ranking #37
Sam Houston State 0-2
Order of finish: Singles (1,3,6,4,5,2); Doubles (3,2,1)
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