TCU Men's Tennis Advances to C-USA Championship Semifinals

April 22, 2005

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The No. 42-rated TCU men's tennis team advanced to the Conference USA Championship semifinal round Friday by upending Southern Miss, 4-0, at Bass-Rudd Tennis Center in Louisville, Ky. The No. 2-seeded Horned Frogs improved to 8-13 and face third-seeded Louisville on Saturday at 8 a.m. CDT. The Golden Eagles fell to 13-9 with the loss.

The Frogs had little trouble winning the doubles point. Jordan Freitas and Jacob Martin won first at two by an 8-1 count over Reid Bourgeois and Christopher Rea. Radu Barbu and Jacopo Tezza clinched the point with an 8-2 victory against David Canudas and Juan Garzon at the No. 3 position. The No. 14-ranked tandem of Rafael Abreu and Fabrizio Sestini from TCU was up 5-4 versus Marc-Oliver Lux and Dylan Mezey at the top slot.

Sestini, rated 27th in singles, gave TCU a 2-0 advantage when he made short work of Canudas at the top slot by winning 6-3, 6-1. Freitas was a 7-6, 6-2 winner over Bourgeois on court five and Martin ousted Lux, 6-3, 6-1, to clinch the victory for the Frogs.

#42 TCU (8-13) def. Southern Miss (13-9), 4-0

1. #27 Fabrizio Sestini, TCU, def. David Canudas, USM, 6-3, 6-1
2. Jacob Martin, TCU, def. Marc-Oliver Lux, USM, 6-3, 6-1
3. Jacopo Tezza, TCU, vs. Christopher Rea, USM, 7-5, 1-2, susp.
4. Radu Barbu, TCU, vs. Juan Garzon, USM, 7-5, 4-1, susp.
5. Jordan Freitas, TCU, def. Reid Bourgeois, USM, 7-6, 6-2
6. Rafael Abreu, TCU, vs. Dylan Mezey, USM, 6-5, susp.

Order of Finish: 1, 5, 2*

1. #14 Abreu/Sestini, TCU, vs. Lux/Mezey, USM, 5-4, susp.
2. Freitas/Martin, TCU, def. Bourgeois/Rea, USM, 8-1
3. Barbu/Tezza, TCU, def. Canudas/Garzon, USM, 8-2

Order of Finish: 2, 3*

* Clinching point



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