No. 33 TCU men's tennis defeats Utah, 6-1

Jordan Freitas

Jordan Freitas

April 14, 2006

SALT LAKE CITY - The 33rd-ranked TCU men's tennis team captured a 6-1 victory over 56th-ranked Utah in the first of a three-match road swing. With the win, the Frogs improved to 13-8 overall and 4-0 in Mountain West Conference play.

TCU swept the doubles competition to head into singles play with a 1-0 lead. The 48th-ranked tandem of Rafael Abreu and Jordan Freitas grabbed an 8-5 victory at No. 1 over Zach Ganger and Nick Coutts.

Senior Jacopo Tezza and freshman Kriegler Brink posted a decisive 8-0 victory versus Tomasz Grzyb and Jason Yap at No. 2. Junior Radu Barbu and sophomore Cosmin Cotet finished off the sweep with an 8-3 triumph on court No. 3.

Abreu, ranked 96th in the ITA singles poll, won for the fourth time in five matches with a 6-3, 7-5 score versus Ganger at No. 1.

No. 40 Andrei Mlendea recorded a 6-1, 6-3 victory at No. 2 over Gryzb for his 12th win of the season.

Cotet downed Wes Hancock 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4 and Barbu picked up his second victory of the match with a 6-3, 6-1 decision versus Yap at No. 5

Freitas cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 6 for his 11th win of the spring.

The Frogs return to action on Saturday at 9 a.m. (CST) for a showdown with No. 58 UNLV.

No. 33 TCU def. No. 56 Utah, 6-1

Singles

1. No. 96 Rafael Abreu (TCU) def. Zach Ganger (Utah); 6-3, 7-5
2. No. 40 Andrei Mlendea (TCU) def. Tomasz Grzyb (Utah); 6-1, 6-3
3. Nick Coutts (Utah) def. Jacopo Tezza (TCU); 6-4, 2-6 (10-4)
4. Cosmin Cotet (TCU) def. Wes Hancock (Utah); 6-4, 6-3
5. Radu Barbu (TCU) def. Jason Yap (Utah); 6-3, 6-1
6. Jordan Freitas (TCU) def. Ryan Scott (Utah); 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

1. No. 48Rafael Abreu/ Jordan Freita (TCU) def. Zach Ganger/ Nick Coutts (Utah); 8-5
2. Kriegler Brink/ Jacopo Tezza (TCU) def. Tomasz Grzyb/ Jason Yap (Utah); 8-0
3. Radu Barbu/ Cosmin Cotet (TCU) def. Wes Hancock/ Ryan Scott (Utah); 8-3

 

 


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