TCU Men's Tennis Tramples Tulsa

March 29, 2003

FORT WORTH, Texas - The 38th ranked TCU men's tennis team defeated the No. 51 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Saturday 6-1 in windy, chilly match. TCU improves their record to 11-5 overall and remains 3-0 in C-USA action.

The Frogs struggled with the wind to win the doubles point, as two of the three doubles matches went into tiebreaker situations, with TCU winning one, and losing one.

On the singles front, TCU won all but one match, again with two matches going into tiebreaker situations. Senior Toni Gordon finished his match on court three against Ryan Livesay of Tulsa first, winning 6-2; 6-0. Gordon was followed by Jacob Martin on court four, who defeated Aleksander Charpantidis of Tulsa 6-4; 6-2. Matches on courts six, two, one and five followed respectively.

The Frogs continue home action as they take on No. 3 Baylor on April 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Complete Results: #38 TCU defeats #51 Tulsa 6-1

DOUBLES: #1 Dustin Taylor/Ryan Livesay (Tul) def. Fabrizio Sestini/Toni Gordon (TCU) 9-8 (7-4 TB) #2 Alex Menichini/Daniel Scholten (TCU) def. Shunsuke Shimizu/Tom Murray (Tul) 8-4 #3 Rafael Abreu/Jacob Martin (TCU) def. Alejandro Tejerina/Aleksander Charoantidis (Tul) 9-8 (8-6 TB)

SINGLES: #1 Menichini (TCU) def. Tejerina 3-6; 6-3; 10-7* (*Super Tiebreaker) #2 Taylor (Tul) def. Sestini (TCU) 6-4; 3-6; 10-6 (Super Tiebreaker) #3 Gordon (TCU) def. Livesay (Tul) 6-2; 6-0 #4 Martin (TCU) def. Charpantidis (Tul) 6-4; 6-2 #5 Jacopo Tezza (TCU) def. Murray (Tul) 7-6; 7-5 #6 Abreu (TCU) def. Shimizu (Tul) 6-2; 6-4



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