No. 11 Texas shuts out UT Arlington 7-0

Texas clinched the doubles point and won all six singles matches to beat the Mavericks

AUSTIN – The No. 11 University of Texas Men’s Tennis team claimed the doubles point and won all six singles matches to post a 7-0 shutout victory over UT Arlington Saturday afternoon at Penick-Allison Tennis Center. The Longhorns improved to 9-3 on the 2012 dual match season, while the Mavericks fell to 1-4.

Texas secured the doubles point with victories at the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles spots. UT’s duo of Chris Camillone and David Holiner won four straight games to seal an 8-5 victory over UT Arlington’s Mindaugas Celedinas and Soren Goritzka. Texas clinched the doubles point at the No. 3 doubles slot with an 8-4 win by junior Ben Chen and freshman Jacoby Lewis.

In Chen’s first match of the 2012 season, he continued the scoring for Texas with a convincing 6-2, 6-1 victory at the No. 5 singles slot. Sophomore David Holiner dominated at the No. 3 singles spot, taking the first set 6-3. Holiner then shut out Goritzka 6-0 in the second set to put Texas up 3-0.

Joey Swaysland, a first-semester freshman, clinched the victory for Texas with his 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 6 singles. Sudanwa Sitaram pushed Texas ahead 5-0 with his 6-4, 6-2 win over Yauheni Yakauleu in the second singles spot, improving to 8-1 on the dual match season with the victory.

Freshman Lloyd Glasspool dropped the first set in the fourth singles spot to David Subirats before fighting back to win the second set 6-4. Glasspool then beat Subirats 10-6 in the third-set super-tiebreaker to give Texas a 6-0 lead.

Daniel Whitehead, ranked No. 69 in the nation, secured the shutout for Texas in his first match at the No. 1 singles slot. Whitehead split the first two sets with Celedinas, then clinched the shutout for the Longhorns by winning the super-tiebreaker 10-6.

Texas’ second match of the day against UTSA is in progress, with live coverage available on Longhorn Network.

No. 11 Texas 7, UT Arlington 0
Doubles – Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3
1. Camillone/Holiner (UT) def. Celedinas/Goritzka (UTA) 8-5
2. Subirats/Yakauleu (UTA) def. Sitaram/Whitehead (UT) 8-5
3. Chen/Lewis (UT) def. Moreno/Williams (UTA) 8-4

Singles – Order of Finish: 5, 3, 6, 2, 4, 1
1. #69 Daniel Whitehead (UT) def. Mindaugas Celedinas (UTA) 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (6)
2. Sudanwa Sitaram (UT) def.Yauheni Yakauleu (UTA) 6-4, 6-2
3. David Holiner (UT) def. Soren Goritzka (UTA) 6-3, 6-0
4. Lloyd Glasspool (UT) def. David Subirats (UTA) 0-6, 6-4, 1-0 (6)
5. Ben Chen (UT) def. Stefan Williams (UTA) 6-2, 6-1
6. Joey Swaysland (UT) def. Jason Latekos (UTA) 6-3, 6-2

Hilltoppers coast to an 8-1 victory over St. Mary’s

AUSTIN – The St. Edward’s men’s tennis team got up bright and early for Saturday’s conference matchup against St. Mary’s, which started at 10:00 a.m. The Hilltoppers were able to rebound from a loss to Division I UT-San Antonio Friday, coasting to a 8-1 victory today over St. Mary’s. St. Edward’s is now 5-1 on the season.

“I am happy with today’s effort, and am proud of the boys continuing to work hard. It feels good to keep our undefeated conference record and bouncing back from a tough loss yesterday.” says Coach Sterns.

St. Edward’s came out of the gate strong, taking an early 3-0 lead by capturing all of the doubles points. Both Hilltopper duos consisting of Alexandre Bueno (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Colegio Visconde de Porto Seguro) and Ryan Wiggins (Frisco, Texas/Old Dominion ), as well as Otavio Perim (Austin, Texas/Marquette) and Pedro Bronstrup (Porto Alegre, Brazil/Colegio Farroupilla) easily handled their opponents defeating them 8-1. Also, Ned Boone and Eduardo Bencke won their match up 8-3, against St. Mary’s Marczewski and Williams.

In singles play Rattler Marczewski handed Hilltoppper senior Ned Boone (London, England/LSU) his first loss of the season 1-6, 6-4, 10-8 in a super setbreaker. However, the rest of the Hilltopper’s proved to be too much for St. Mary’s. Eduardo Bencke (Porto Alegre, Brazil/Colegio Anchieta) won his match 6-3, 6-0, over St. Mary’s Williams. Also, Bronstrup defeated Moreno 6-0, 6-2, while Hilltopper Otavio Perim defeated his counterpart 6-1, 6-0. Lastly, Hilltoppers Wiggins and Bueno each captured a point winning their matches 6-1,6-1 and 6-2, 6-0, respectively.

The St. Edward’s Men’s Tennis team will play its next match in Plano, Texas where they will take on Collin County Community College Thursday afternoon. First serve is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

Hilltoppers drop first match of season to UT-San Antonio, 6-1

SAN ANTONIO – The hot-handed St. Edward’s men’s tennis team ran into a roadblock Friday afternoon in San Antonio, losing to Division I UT-San Antonio 6-1, at the UTSA Tennis Center.

The only feel good story for the Hilltopper’s came from senior Ned Boone (London, England/LSU). Despite dropping the first set to his opponent 6-2, he was able to regroup and take the second set, 6-4. After a long hard fought third set Boone edged out his opposition 12-10 in a tie breaker earning the victory. Boone is now currently 5-0 on the season and the only Hilltopper to win all his singles matches.

The Hilltoppers will be back in action tomorrow at 1:00 p.m., facing off against conference rival St. Mary’s at the Strohmeyer Varsity Tennis courts on Campus.

Aggie Men Handle TCU, 6-1

COLLEGE STATION — True freshman Jeremy Efferding won his singles match in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3 to clinch the overall match as the No. 12-ranked Texas A&M men’s tennis team defeated No. 45 TCU, 6-1, before 491 fans at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station on Friday.

“I thought the guys did a good job today coming out and winning the doubles point,” Aggie head coach Steve Denton said. “It was very close and then the guys found another gear and closed out doubles and we took that momentum and won several of the first sets in singles to keep the pressure on TCU. TCU is a good overall squad with some talented players. I thought Jeremy (Efferding) and Colin (Hoover) played well on my side of the courts and I understand Jackson (Withrow) played well on the other end and that was a good result.”

The first doubles match in the books was at No. 3 where A&M’s Niall Angus and Efferding posted an 8-5 win over TCU’s Daniel Sanchez and Max Stevens. The Aggies would clinch the doubles point shortly after at No. 1 where the Aggie duo of Junior Ore and Jackson Withrow, currently ranked No. 55 in doubles, defeated TCU’s JT Sundling and Will Stein, 8-3. The A&M No. 2 doubles team of John Lewis and Colin Hoover, ranked No. 36 in the land, made it a clean sweep with an 8-4 win over the Chappell brothers, Nick and Paul.

The first singles match off of the courts was at No. 6 where A&M’s Angus swept Blake Wiggins of TCU, 6-1, 6-3. Hoover would notch the next point for A&M with a 6-2, 6-2 straight sets win over Sundling of TCU at No. 2 singles. Efferding would clinch the match and move the score to 4-0 in the Aggies’ favor with his 6-3, 6-3 straight sets victory at the No. 4 line. Withrow posted his 6-2, 6-3 victory over TCU’s Stein at No. 5 singles and then A&M’s Alexis Klegou, ranked No. 15 in the land, defeated TCU’s Nick Chappell who is ranked No. 84, 6-4, 4-6, 10-4 at No. 1 singles to make the score A&M 6 and TCU 0. In the last match standing at the No. 3 line, A&M’s Ore and TCU’s Facundo Lugones battled three sets with TCU winning the match and gaining a point by a 6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (8-6) victory.

“I thought our doubles showed a lot of improvement tonight and our freshmen competed well,” TCU head coach David Roditi said. “The last three players on court were freshmen. We lost to a good team tonight, but now we will head home and getready to host Arizona next week.”

The win improves A&M’s record to 7-4 and marked the 41st consecutive win at home, a record for any sport in Aggie athletics. TCU falls to 4-6 on the year.

The Aggies head to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday to face the LSU Tigers on Sunday in a dual match beginning at 1 p.m.

No. 12 Texas A&M 6, No. 45 TCU 1
Singles
#1—(15) Alexis Klegou (A&M) def.(84) Nick Chappell (TCU)– 6-4, 4-6, 10-4
#2—Colin Hoover (A&M) def. JT Sundling (TCU)—6-2, 6-2
#3—Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. Junior Ore (A&M)—6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (8-6)
#4—Jeremy Efferding (A&M) def. Daniel Sanchez (TCU)—6-2, 6-3
#5—Jackson Withrow (A&M) def. Will Stein (TCU)—6-2, 6-3
#6—Niall Angus (A&M) def. Blake Wiggins (TCU)—6-1, 6-3

Doubles
#1—(55) Ore/Withrow (A&M) def. Sundling/Stein (TCU)—8-3
#2—(36) Hoover/Lewis (A&M) def. N. Chappell/Paul Chappell (TCU)—8-4
#3—Angus/Efferding (A&M) def. Sanchez/Stevens (TCU)—8-5

Order of Finish: Doubles 3, 1, 2
Singles 6, 2, 4*, 5, 1, 3
*Clinched match
Attendance 491
Season Records: Texas A&M (7-4) TCU (4-6)

Aggies Win Home Opener Over Rice, Extend Winning Streak to Five

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M women’s tennis team was successful in its home season debut, defeating Rice, 5-2, in cold, blustery conditions this afternoon at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.

“There was some excitement and some nerves, and I’m just really delighted that our kids fought so hard,” said Howard Joffe, who was making his first appearance at the Mitchell Tennis Center as head coach of the Aggies. “It was always going to be a difficult day with the temperature dipping, and the winds, certainly at the start of the match, were really high for what we are used to. Our kids battled really, really hard and I’m delighted that we were able to win. It was a real team effort.”

It was the fifth consecutive victory for the Aggies, who improve to 5-1. Rice falls to 6-3.

A&M won the closely contested doubles point to take a 1-0 lead. Although the Aggies’ Janelle Cuthbertson and Nazari Urbina cruised to an 8-3 victory over Katie Gater and Ana Guzman at the No. 2 line, the other two courts were each decided by two games.

Rice evened the race for the crucial point as the 47th-ranked duo of Natalie Beazant and Dominique Harmath pulled off a 9-7 win over Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar and Wen Sun at the No. 1 court. The Owls were down a break at 6-4 but got back on serve at 7-7. Rice then broke A&M to take an 8-7 lead and then held serve to clinch the match.

The point came down to Court 3. Rice’s Kimberly Anicete and Stephanie Nguyen held a 5-2 lead against A&M’s Sheri Olivier and Lauren Santacroce before the Aggie tandem made its comeback, eventually tying the score and getting back on serve at 6-6. Santacroce served the Aggies to a 7-6 lead and the A&M duo then broke Rice in the ensuing game to notch an 8-6 win and clinch the doubles point for the Aggies, while also improving to 4-0 in dual matches.

“I was really proud of Lauren Santacroce and Sheri Olivier,” Joffe said. “They got down, got off to a horrible start, were not playing their best, and it would have been real easy, where we were winning at Nos. 1 and 2, to sort of let go of the rope a little bit, but they didn’t and they fought and they clawed and they fought and they clawed. It probably wasn’t their finest or prettiest hour, but it certainly gave us a huge boost.”

A&M started singles by winning the first set on five courts. Sun went on to give the Aggies a 2-0 lead after completing a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Guzman at the No. 3 line. Urbina quickly followed, defeating Harmath by the identical score at No. 2, capping the victory with an ace to put A&M ahead, 3-0.

Olivier, playing in only her third singles match in the dual season, clinched the match for the Aggies, jumping out to a 4-0 first-set lead against Nguyen en route to a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 6.

Anicete put Rice on the board with a comeback win against Cuthbertson at the No. 5 line. Cuthbertson won the first set, 7-5, and Anicete took the second set, 7-5. With the team winner already decided, they played a 10-point super tiebreaker for the third set. Cuthbertson came back from two points down to tie the score at 7-7 before Anicete reeled off three unanswered points to win the set and the match.

Gater also completed a come-from-behind victory to put the Owls within 4-2. Santacroce won the first set, 7-5, at the No. 4 line, and Gater evened the match with a 6-3 win in the second set. Gater never trailed in the super tiebreaker, winning the third set, 10-7.

The final match came down to a battle of unbeatens playing at the No. 1 line. Sanchez-Quintanar, who entered the match 5-0 in dual matches and ranked No. 14, struggled in the first set against the 8-0 Beazant and fell, 6-4. Sanchez-Quintanar then won the second set, 6-2, winning four consecutive games to close out the frame and even the match. The match had already gone in to the third set before A&M had won the overall match, so the super tiebreaker would not go into effect. Just like the second set, the score was tied 2-2 before Sanchez-Quintanar won four straight to win the match and improve to 6-0.

“One of the things that is starting to emerge a little with our team is that when we are fortunate to win, it is coming as a function of a team effort,” Joffe said. “Today, even though Cristina is unbeaten, the win didn’t come from her per se today. Specifically to Cristina, she did a great job of fighting down a set against a kid that was definitely very confident and playing rather good tennis. More importantly, the team win was very good. We got two doubles at Nos. 2 and 3. Sheri was playing in the singles today and managed to close the match out, so that was very positive.

“One of the difficult things, when you are depending every single day on the same folks to get it done, it is a lot of weight to carry, and that is why I was delighted with our win here and our two wins last week. It was very much a team deal where other folks are getting it done and contributing.”

The Aggies return to the road on Monday, playing at No. 37 TCU. First serve is at 5:30 p.m. at the Bernard “Tut” Bartzen Varsity Courts.

“TCU has a very, very strong lineup,” Joffe said. “I don’t know a ton about them in terms of results. I know they beat a top-20 team in Oklahoma and have moved up in the rankings. They’ve also had some mediocre losses, so it will be a huge test for us. All of these matches are a huge test for us. We have played a lot of tennis from the West Coast to the East Coast, the different time zones, and it has been a lot of wear-and-tear on our kids. I hope we are rested and ready to go Monday. We definitely relish the idea of getting some semblance of a rhythm playing here, but again in the season it is one match at a time, and so the sights now will be set on trying to prepare for TCU.”

No. 28 Texas A&M 5, No. 68 Rice 2
February 24, 2012
George P. Mitchell Tennis Center
College Station, Texas

Singles
1. (#14) Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (TAMU) def. Natalie Beazant (RU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
2. Nazari Urbina (TAMU) def. Dominique Harmath (RU), 6-2, 6-2
3. (#86) Wen Sun (TAMU) def. Katie Gater (RU), 6-2, 6-2
4. Ana Guzman (RU) def. Lauren Santacroce (TAMU), 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (7)
5. Kimberly Anicete (RU) def. Janelle Cuthbertson (TAMU), 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (7)
6. Sheri Olivier (TAMU) def. Stephanie Nguyen (RU), 6-2, 6-2

Doubles (A&M wins the point)
1. (#47) Beazant/Harmath (RU) def. Sanchez-Quintanar/Sun (TAMU), 9-7
2. Cuthbertson/Urbina (TAMU) def. Gater/Guzman (RU), 8-3
3. Olivier/Santacroce (TAMU) def. Anicete/Nguyen (RU), 8-6

Order of finish
Doubles: 2, 1, 3
Singles: 3, 2, 6*, 5, 4, 1
* – Clinched match

Team records
Texas A&M: 6-1
Rice: 6-3

UTEP Routs UTPB, 7-0

EL PASO – The UTEP tennis team regained its winning ways with a decisive 7-0 victory in against in-state foe UTPB at the El Paso Tennis Club Friday afternoon. The Miners (2-8) dominated every match, dropping only a combined 16 games total throughout the match.

UTEP sent an early message it would be a long day for the visitors by sweeping the three doubles matches. Rebeca Calvillo/Martina Trierweiler whitewashed Olivia Baltazar/Ynez Sanchez, 8-0, to start things off at No. 1 doubles. The Miners’ pairing of Dariya Abdrakhmanova/Anastasiya Sylenko cruised past Tiffany Mitchell/Brittany Farmer, 8-1, at No. 3 and Gabi Vazquez/Marie LeBlond completed the sweep by trouncing Breigh Shotwell/Jordan Turner, 8-2.

Focus then switched to singles play, where the Orange and Blue continued to pour it on. LeBlond was flawless in a 6-0, 6-0, downing of Farmer at No. 5. Trieweiler took apart Shotwell, 6-0, 6-1, at the top slot while Calvillo did so against Sanchez at No. 2 and Abrakmanova achieved the feat vs. Turner at the fourth position.

Anastasiya Sylenko worked over Mitchell, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 6 singles and Vazquez ensured a perfect day of action for the home side by derailing Baltazar, 6-3, 6-3, at No.3.

The Miners will continue their season-long five-match homestand when they play host to UMKC at 9 a.m. MST on Sunday.

Singles competition
1. Martina Trierweiler (UTEP) def. Breigh Shotwell (UTPB) 6-0, 6-1
2. Rebeca Calvillo (UTEP) def. Ynez Sanchez (UTPB) 6-0, 6-1
3. Gabi Vazquez (UTEP) def. Olivia Baltazar (UTPB) 6-3, 6-3
4. Dariya Abdrakhmanova (UTEP) def. Jordan Turner (UTPB) 6-0, 6-1
5. Marie LeBlond (UTEP) def. Brittany Farmer (UTPB) 6-0, 6-0
6. Anastasiya Sylenko (UTEP) def. Tiffany Mitchell (UTPB) 6-3, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Rebeca Calvillo/Martina Trierweiler (UTEP) def. Olivia Baltazar/Ynez Sanchez (UTPB) 8-0
2. Gabi Vazquez/Marie LeBlond (UTEP) def. Breigh Shotwell/Jordan Turner (UTPB) 8-2
3. Dariya Abdrakhmanova/Anastasiya Sylenko (UTEP) def. Tiffany Mitchell/Brittany Farmer (UTPB) 8-1

Aggie Men to Host TCU Friday

COLLEGE STATION —For the first time since Jan. 29, the No. 12 Aggie men’s tennis team will be in action at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center on the Texas A&M campus as the No. 45 TCU Horned Frogs come calling for a 6 p.m. dual match on Friday, Feb. 24.

The Aggies are 6-4 on the young season and have played six straight indoor matches. A&M is 4-0 in outdoor matches. The last outdoor match was a 4-3 win against highly-ranked Mississippi State on Jan. 29 that allowed the Aggies to reach the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. It also marked the 40th consecutive home victory for the men’s tennis team, the best consecutive home record in school history in any sport.

“TCU presents another stern test for us,” Aggie head coach Steve Denton said. “They are much improved under second-year head coach David Roditi. Our guys are really excited to be playing at home in front of the 12th Man again and getting to play an outdoor match. Hopefully, we can continue to build some momentum from last week’s win against Baylor.”

“After the match on Friday, we will hit the road to LSU and like all SEC schools, LSU is an especially tough assignment on the road,” Denton explained. “We play each other every year so we are very familiar rivals. This will be another very close match. Our guys need to be ready to compete as we will get their best effort.

The TCU Horned Frogs are 4-5 on the season after defeating UTA earlier this week, 5-2.

Last spring, the Aggies defeated TCU, 7-0, in Fort Worth. The all-important doubles point was very close with the Aggies’ top-ranked doubles tandem of Austin Krajicek and Jeff Dadamo clinching the point after A&M’s Junior Ore and Alexey Grigorov had won at No. 2 doubles, 8-5. A&M’s senior co-captain Alexis Klegou won his singles match at No. 3 in straight sets. Current juniors Alberto Bautista and Niall Angus both posted straight sets victories with Bautista winning at No. 5 and Angus at No. 6 singles.

This season, Klegou, from Dunkerque, France, is the highest ranked Aggie singles player at No. 15 and the top TCU singles player is Nick Chappell at No. 84 in the latest ITA rankings. The A&M doubles tandem of senior co-captain Colin Hoover, from Victoria, Texas, and fellow senior John Lewis, from Birmingham, Alabama, are ranked No. 36 and the Aggie duo of sophomore Junior Ore, from Gaithersburg, Maryland, and freshman Jackson Withrow, from Omaha, Nebraska, are ranked No. 55 in the latest ITA rankings.

After Friday’s match, the Aggies hit the road again to face the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday at 1 p.m. LSU is currently ranked No. 28 and the two teams faced each other in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Championships with A&M pulling out a 4-0 win. The doubles point was hard fought and then Austin Krajicek posted a straight sets win at No. 1 singles followed by Junior Ore at No. 6 and then Alexis Klegou clinched the match at No. 4 in straight sets.

A&M Women Make Home Debut Friday

COLLEGE STATION – After opening the season with five consecutive matches on the road, the Texas A&M women’s tennis team and first-year head coach Howard Joffe finally make their 2012 home season debut Friday as the Aggies take on Rice. First serve against the Owls is at 1:30 p.m. at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.

The match against Rice will be the first of a doubleheader at the Mitchell Tennis Center on Friday, as the Aggie men’s team takes on TCU at 6 p.m. One ticket is good for both matches.

The Aggie women are 4-1 and enter the match against the Owls riding a four-match winning streak, having won every match since dropping the season opener to now-24th-ranked Ole Miss. No. 28 A&M is coming off its biggest win of the season after defeating then-No. 27 Washington in Seattle on Sunday. Despite playing their first indoor match of the season, the Aggies swept the doubles point for the third consecutive match and later built a 4-1 lead to secure the win.

Joffe briefly alluded to coaching his first match at Texas A&M following the Aggies’ win at Washington, saying, “I’ve had taste of the (home crowd) at the men’s doubleheader, but it is a little nerve-racking and exciting at the same time to be getting to do my first match as the coach at A&M. I am looking forward to it.”

The Owls are 6-2 but have dropped their last two matches after opening the season 6-0. Most recently, Rice fell to No. 21 Alabama, 6-1, Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Fourteenth-ranked Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar leads the Aggies with a perfect 5-0 mark in dual singles matches. Most recently the junior from Spain knocked off 18th-ranked Husky All-American Denise Dy in straight sets at the No. 1 line.

Sanchez-Quintanar will likely put her undefeated record on the line against another unbeaten on Friday, Rice’s Natalie Beazant. The freshman is 8-0 and earned her second consecutive Conference-USA player of the week honor after defeating Alabama’s 15th-ranked Mary Anne Macfarlane, 7-5, 6-0. Although currently unranked in singles, Beazant is No. 47 in doubles with partner Dominique Harmath.

The Aggies have won the last eight meetings and are 25-8 in the all-time series against Rice, a former Southwest Conference opponent. A&M defeated the Owls, 7-0, last year at the Mitchell Tennis Center. Rice’s most recent victory over the Aggies was in 2000.

Season tickets and individual tickets to home matches can be purchased in advance online at AggieAthletics.com or by calling the Athletic Ticket Office at 1-888-99-AGGIE. Tickets also can be purchased at the entrance to the tennis center begin one hour before the start of the match.

TCU Sweeps Mountain West Player of the Week Honors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – TCU men’s tennis player Daniel Sanchez has been named Mountain West Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. The senior teamed up with TCU women’s tennis player Gaby Mastromarino to sweep the weekly accolades.

Last Sunday, Mastromarino helped No. 47 TCU (4-2) snap a two-match skid on the road at 32nd-ranked Oklahoma. She claimed wins at No. 3 doubles with freshman Simona Parajova and at No. 4 singles.

In doubles, Mastromarino and Parajova were one of two TCU tandems to claim victory, allowing the Frogs to claim the crucial doubles to open the match. The Frog duo picked up an 8-0 decision at the expense of Abbi Melrose and Whitney Wofford.

The Jupiter, Fla., native then went right to work in singles and dismissed Melrose, 6-1, 6-3 to put TCU ahead 2-0 on the scoreboard. The win ran Mastromarino’s spring ledger to 4-1 in singles.

This week’s honor is the second weekly conference award in Mastromarino’s TCU career. She was also named MW Player of the Week after she helped TCU win the 2010 Mountain West Tennis Championship.

Sanchez, a product of Monterrey, Mexico, went 2-0 Saturday, helping 44th-ranked TCU down Wichita State, 6-1. The senior teamed with sophomore Max Stevens at the second doubles spot, defeating the WSU tandem of Kester Black and Nestor Perez, 8-6, to help the Horned Frogs clinch the doubles point. He returned to the courtlater in the match, notching a 7-6 (4), 6-3 straight-set win over Tomislav Gregurovic at the No. 3 singles position.

The weekly honor is the first for Sanchez in his career and the second for TCU this season. Freshman Nick Chappell claimed the honor on Feb. 15 for his performances against Texas Tech and Santa Clara.

The Frogs will continue the current road swing Friday at Texas A&M (Feb. 24). Thenext home match for TCU will be March 2 against Arizona.

Hilltoppers cruise to a 9-0 victory over Dallas Baptist (men)

AUSTIN – The hot handed St. Edward’s men’s tennis team continues its streak with a dominating performance against Dallas Baptist Tuesday afternoon at the South Austin Tennis Center. The Hilltoppers swept the Patriots, 9-0.

The dou consisting of Ned Boone (London, England/LSU) and Eduardo Bencke (Porto Alegre, Brazil/Colegio Anchieta) kept their unblemished doubles record intact by handing Dallas Baptist’s Abel and Allen an 8-2 loss. Also, Otavio Perim (Austin, Texas/Marquette) and Pedro Bronstrup (Porto Alegre, Brazil/Colegio Farroupilla) flexed their muscles, defeating their opponents 8-0.

The Hilltopper’s would gain two points automatically because the Patriots were only playing with five players. Ryan Wiggins (Frisco, Texas/Old Dominion) and Alexandre Beuno (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Colegio Visconde de Porto Seguro) were credited with the doubles victory, while freshman, Adrian Garza, was granted the victory in the singles match.

St. Edward’s powered its way through singles play with no one giving up more than three games in any set. Boone captured an easy 6-0, 6-1, victory in his match while Bencke did his part winning, 6-3, 6-2, in the closet match of the day. Wiggins defeated Dallas Baptist’s Braaten 6-2, 6-1, but it was the Hilltoppers’ Bueno, who posted the most impressive victory, shutting out his opposition 6-0, 6-0. Lastly, right-handed sophomore Ivan Vaz (Campinas, Brazil/Colegio Notre Dame) earned his first victory of the season by defeating Patriot Ramses Rios 6-2, 6-0, to finish the shutout for the Hilltoppers.

St. Edward’s will be back in Friday in San Antonio where they face of against Division I counterparts UT-San Antonio at 3:00 p.m.