Horned Frog Men's Tennis Gets By Boise State, 4-3

March 20, 2004


The 15th-ranked TCU men's tennis team ran its record to 13-1 Saturday thanks to a 4-3 victory against No. 33 Boise State on the Tut Bartzen Varsity Tennis Courts at Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth. The Broncos' record dropped to 12-6 this season with the loss.

The Horned Frogs swept all three doubles positions for an early 1-0 lead. The 36-rated combo of Rafael Abreu and Fabrizio Sestini picked up an 8-4 decision at two over Mahmoud Rezk and Matias Silva to snap their five-match losing streak. Jacob Martin and Alex Menichini improved to 13-0 at three doubles when they clinched the point by downing James Ludlow and Nils Klemann, 8-2. No. 21-ranked Hector Almada and Jacopo Tezza posted a 9-8 win at the top slot over Guillaume Bouvier and Thomas Schoek.

Although the final score was 4-3, the Frogs snatched three quick wins in singles to wrap up their 13th victory. Jacob Martin extended his winning streak to seven matches with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 6 over Ludlow. Sestini bounced back from the tendonitis in his knee last Wednesday for a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Rezk at the No. 3 spot. Tezza also returned from an injury, a pulled groin muscle, and won 6-4, 6-0 versus Silva at four singles.

Bouvier, who is ranked 48th nationally, got Boise State on the board when he dispatched No. 40 Menichini at the top slot in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5. Nils took out Abreu at No. 5 by winning a third-set super tiebreaker, 10-8. Klemann won the first stanza, 6-1, and fell in the second in a tiebreaker. Schoek also registered a victory by winning a super tiebreaker at two against Almada. The set scores were 6-4, 3-6, (12-10).



TCU will host No. 5-ranked Rice Thursday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at the Friedman Center.

#15 TCU (13-1) 4, #33 Boise State (12-6) 3

1. #48 Guillaume Bouvier (BSU) def. #40 Alex Menichini (TCU) 6-2, 7-5
2. Thomas Schoek (BSU) def. Hector Almada (TCU) 6-4, 3-6, (12-10)
3. Fabrizio Sestini (TCU) def. Mahmoud Rezk (BSU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Jacopo Tezza (TCU) def. Matias Silva (BSU) 6-4, 6-0
5. Nils Klemann (BSU) def. Rafael Abreu (TCU) 6-1, 6-7, (10-8)
6. Jacob Martin (TCU) def. James Ludlow (BSU) 6-2, 6-2

Order of Finish: 6, 3, 4*, 1, 5, 2

1. #21 Almada/Tezza (TCU) def. Bouvier/Schoek (BSU) 9-8
2. #36 Abreu/Sestini (TCU) def. Rezk/Silva (BSU) 8-4
3. Martin/Menichini (TCU) def. Klemann/Ludlow (BSU) 8-2

Order of Finish: 2, 3*, 1

* Clinching point

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