DENTON, Texas (2/12/08) The No. 36 Texas Christian women’s tennis team will make its first appearance in Denton in 27 years when the Horned Frogs travel north to take on the Mean Green, Wednesday afternoon at the Waranch Tennis Complex.
TCU leads the all-time series against North Texas 31-0, but head coach Sujay Lama is confident heading into the match against the No. 36 Horned Frogs; the highest ranked team to ever play at the Waranch Tennis Complex.
“These are the types of games that make you better,” Lama said. “Hopefully, we will be able to use what we learned from Nevada and Texas Tech and I think our team is excited.”
Madura Ranganathan heads into Wednesday’s match on a five match wining streak, including a three-set victory over No. 48 Maria Mizyuk of Nevada on Sunday. Ranganathan, a freshman from Coimbatore, India, sports a 5-1 record this season as the Mean Green’s No. 1 singles player.
Two TCU singles players are ranked amongst the top 80 in the country. Nina Munch-Soegaard, a sophomore from Amarillo, is currently ranked No. 66 in singles and was last season’s Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year. Horned Frog junior Anna Sydorska, closes at the rankings for TCU at No. 80.
In doubles play, the Mean Green’s doubles team of Catalina Cruz and Rachel Wilhelm will take on the No. 18 ranked doubles team of Sydorska and Macall Harkins. Cruz and Wilhelm have provided the Mean Green with a stable duo this season in the No. 1 doubles spot, tallying a 5-1 record on the year.
Action is set to start at 3 p.m., where free hamburgers and hot dogs will be served for Mean Green Spirit Day. Admission to the Waranch Tennis Pavilion is free.