March 11, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas - The Louisiana Tech tennis team had its 11-match winning streak come to an end on Tuesday morning as they fell 4-0 to 70th ranked TCU at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
LA Tech (11-2, 3-0 C-USA) had won the previous three matches as part of a four-match Texas road swing, but they ran into a tough TCU (6-7) team back on the upswing.
"It was a tough day for us here in Fort Worth," said head coach Chad Camper. "We had a great week and got a lot better. TCU is getting healthy and is on its way back up the national rankings. We fought hard, but we just didn't have that edge that we needed to win."
After the Horn Frogs claimed the doubles point, they quickly went up 2-0 after Joanna Nalborska retired at the No. 2 spot due to injury.
Alexandra Starkova then fell to No. 53 ranked Stefanie Tan 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 before the home team clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 4 with Seda Arantekin ending Jazmin Brito's amazing run of 11 straight wins to start her freshman dual season.
The remaining three matches were all competitive, but were stopped and claimed unfinished.
LA Tech will rest up the next few days before hitting the road again this weekend to play at UL-Lafayette on Saturday, March 15 at 2 p.m. and at 23rd ranked Houston on Sunday at 1 p.m.
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