Women's Tennis Stumbles at TCU
Michaela Capannolo registered first collegiate victory against the Horned Frogs.
Feb. 16, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas – Playing on the indoor courts of the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center, the #46 Pepperdine women’s tennis team suffered a 6-1 loss to #34 TCU.
The Horned Frogs got the upper hand in doubles, winning two of the three matches to claim the point. Play between the two squads was fiercely competitive, as a tiebreaker was needed in all three matches to determine the winner.
Although Pepperdine lost the doubles point, Megan Moore (Portland, Ore./Jesuit HS) and Tara Panu (Los Altos Hills, Calif./The Harker School) earned their first win of the season as a pair, downing Gabi Barbosa and Simona Parajova 8-7.
The momentum carried over for TCU in singles, and the Horned Frogs took a 3-0 lead after straight-set wins on courts one and two.
Although Ale Granillo (Pachuca, Mexico/Instituto Hidalgo) won the first set 6-3, #115 Simona Parajova came back 6-3, 6-2 in the subsequent frames to put point No. 4 on the board for TCU.
Moore suffered a heartbreaking 7-6, 7-6 loss to Federica Denti before Michaela Capannolo (Hawthorn, Australia/Genazzano FCJ College) put the Waves on the board with her first collegiate victory. After falling in the first set to Millie Nichols, the freshman stormed back 6-2, 6-3.
Kelsey Sundaram won the final match of the day from the No. 6 spot in the lineup.
Pepperdine vs TCU
Feb. 16, 2013 at Fort Worth, Texas
(Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center)
#34 TCU 6, #46 Pepperdine 1
1. #50 Stefanie Tan (TCU) def. Lorraine Guillermo (PEP) 6-4, 6-2
2. Olivia Smith (TCU) def. #43 Khunpak Issara (PEP) 6-2, 6-1
3. #115 Simona Parajova (TCU) def. #124 Ale Granillo (PEP) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. Michaela Capannolo (PEP) def. Millie Nichols (TCU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
5. Federica Denti (TCU) def. Megan Moore (PEP) 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5)
6. Kelsey Sundaram (TCU) def. Danielle Feneridis (PEP) 6-0, 7-5
1. Millie Nichols/Olivia Smith (TCU) def. #8 Lorraine Guillermo/Khunpak Issara (PEP) 8-7 (7-2)
2. Federica Denti/Kelsey Sundaram (TCU) def. Michaela Capannolo/Ale Granillo (PEP) 8-7 (8-6)
3. Megan Moore/Tara Panu (PEP) def. Gabi Barbosa/Simona Parajova (TCU) 8-7 (12-10)
Pepperdine 0-5; National ranking #46
TCU 4-1; National ranking #34
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,1,3,5,4,6)