TCU 4, LSU 1

May 13, 2005

NEW ORLEANS, La. After capturing the doubles point, No. 18 TCU won singles matches on courts one, two and five to advance to the second round of the NCAA Womens Tennis Championships with a 4-1 win over No. 44 LSU on Friday evening at Goldring Tennis Center.

The Horned Frogs used an 8-5 win by Helena Besovic and Kewa Nichols at No. 2 doubles and an 8-4 victory by Paige Brown and Karla Mancinas on court three to take the 1-0 lead.

LSU tied the match after Staten Spencer defeated Kewa Nichols at No. 3, 6-3, 6-1. But TCU picked up a 6-1, 6-2 win by Andrea Morgado on court five and a 6-1, 6-2 decision from Besovic at No. 2 to take a 3-1 advantage. Conference USA Player of the Year Story Tweedie-Yates clinched the match for the Horned Frogs with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over the Tigers Amanda Mang at No. 1.

With the win, TCU (21-4) faces the host school, 14th-seeded Tulane, at noon on Saturday at Goldring Tennis Center. The two conference foes have met twice already this season, including last months title match of the Conference USA Tournament, both of which were won by the Green Wave by a 4-3 score.

Admission for adults is $5, children 18 and under or students from participating schools with a valid student ID are $3.

No. 18 TCU 4, No. 44 LSU 1
5/13/05 NCAA Championships First Round

Goldring Tennis Center New Orleans, La.

1. Tucker/Seaman (LSU) vs. Cetnik/Tweedie-Yates (TCU) : DNF
2. Besovic/Nichols (TCU) def. Mang/Spencer (LSU): 8-5
3. Paige Brown/Karla Mancinas (TCU) def. Chiarelli/Caliari (LSU): 8-4

1. Story Tweedie-Yates (TCU) def. Amanda Mang (LSU): 6-1, 6-1
2. Helena Besovic (TCU) def. Lauren Seaman (LSU): 6-1, 6-2
3. Staten Spencer (LSU) def. Kewa Nichols (TCU): 6-3, 6-1
4. Marina Chiarelli (LSU) vs. Ana Cetnik (TCU): DNF
5. Andrea Morgado (TCU) def. Tiffany Tucker (LSU): 6-1, 6-2
6. Camilla Caliari (LSU) vs. Gloriann Lopez (TCU): DNF

Order of Finish: 3,5,2,1

-- Courtesy Tulane