FORT WORTH, Texas—No. 26 ranked TCU defeated the Columbia women’s tennis team 4-0 Sunday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. The dual match, Columbia’s eighth against a nationally ranked team this year, marked its final of a three-match spring break road trip.
TCU won two doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead in the match. TCU’s Sofiko Kadzhaya notched 6-0, 6-3 win over Columbia first-year Ali Pollack to go up 2-0, TCU’s Donika Bashota followed with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Columbia junior Rima Asatrian at No. 4 singles for a 3-0 lead. The Horned Frogs clinched the match when No. 60 ranked Seda Arantekin registered a 6-4, 6-1 win over Columbia junior Alexandra Solovyev.
TCU improved to 9-5 on the year.
Columbia (3-10) returns home for a Sunday non-conference match against LIU-Brooklyn and Dick Savitt Tennis Center. First serve on Sunday is at 4 p.m. The LIU-Brooklyn match is the final non-conference match before the Lions begin Ivy League competition.
NO. 26 TCU 4, COLUMBIA 0
Sunday, March 19, 2017, Fort Worth, Texas, Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center
No. 1: No. 60 Seda Arantekin (TCU) def. Alexandra Solovyev (Columbia) 6-4, 6-1.
No. 2: Aleksandra Zenovka (TCU) vs. Andrea Kevakian (Coumbia) 6-3, 4-5, unfinished.
No. 3: Sofiko Kadzhaya (TCU) def. Ali Pollack (Columbia) 6-0, 6-3.
No. 4: Donika Bashota (TCU) def. Rima Asatrian (Columbia) 6-0, 6-1.
No. 5: Caroline Wegner (TCU) vs. Renee Ren (Columbia) 6-1, 4-4, unfinished.
No. 6: Alexis Pereira (TCU) vs. Sarah Hu (Columbia) 6-3, 5-4, unfinished.
Finish Order: Singles- 3, 4, 1; Doubles- 3, 2; Final Score: TCU 4, Columbia 0; Time of Match: N/A. Records: Columbia 3-10, TCU 9-5; Attendance: 171.