TCU Shuts Out the Islanders
March 26, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas – The No. 55 TCU men’s tennis team picked up a 6-0 victory over Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Wednesday night in the indoor facility at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
The Horned Frogs (9-7) and the Islanders (12-8) only competed in singles action, as TCU swept up all six courts in the match and pushed its season win total to nine on the year.
“Anytime you win 6-0, something went well,” coach David Roditi said. “I thought the guys did a really good job of closing out matches, enjoying being in that situation, having fun and playing for those moments with the right mindset and the right reasons. That was fun to be part of that. Now we get to start conference and now the season starts here.”
The Frogs notched straight-set wins on four of the six courts, starting with No. 121 Arnau Dachs on court two. The junior made quick work of Ricardo Mayagoitia with a 6-0, 6-3 take down. Rodolfo Bustamante continued the trend by winning set one 6-4 over Javier Pujol, before shutting out his opponent 6-0 in the second set.
No. 107 Facundo Lugones had complete control of his match on court three and won 6-2 in the first set over Guillaume Rauseo. The second set was not the same case, as Rauseo fought back and was up 5-0, before Lugones won six of the next seven games to force a tiebreaker. Lugones completed the comeback with a 7-5 win in the tiebreaker to take the victory in the match and put TCU up 3-0 against the Islanders.
The final point would not come easy for the Frogs, as No. 46 Nick Chappell had to stage a comeback of his own to win his match on court one. Chappell fell to Peter Nagy 7-5 in the first set, before taking the next two sets 6-4, 7-5 to clinch the match for TCU.
With the match already decided, TCU did not let up and kept winning, with Trey Daniel picking up a 6-4, 6-4 win on court five over Matt Westmoreland. Andres Alfonzo finished off the blanking of the Islanders with a 6-4, 5-7, 10-5 win on court six over Philip Kuehnen.
TCU will continue its homestand with three more matches at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center over the next six days. The Frogs will begin Big 12 play with No. 21 Oklahoma State on Friday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m., before welcoming No. 3 Oklahoma on Sunday, March 30 at 1 p.m. TCU concludes the stretch with metroplex rival SMU on Tuesday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m.
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