MTEN Fall Weekend Recap #2


Sept. 25, 2017


FORT WORTH, Texas – The TCU men’s tennis team was in action all over the country in collegiate and pro circuit events this past week as three Horned Frogs made appearances in a singles or doubles semifinal.

Junior Alex Rybakov and sophomore Alastair Gray continued their winning way from the first week of action as they advanced to the semifinals of doubles at the Battle in the Bay Classic in San Francisco this past weekend. No. 12 Rybakov also advanced to the semifinals of singles where he upended one ranked opponent before dropping a tough three-set battle to No. 32 Nathan Ponwith of Georgia. Gray, who entered the weekend riding a three-match winning streak, got another ranked victory as he downed No. 123 Anders Holm of UC Santa Barbara before falling in the quarterfinals.

Battle in the Bay Classic Results
Main Draw Singles
32: #12 Alex Rybakov (TCU) def. Tadiwa Chinamo (PAC): 6-1, 7-6(4)
32: JR Nishimura (CAL) def. Reese Stalder (TCU): 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
32: Alastair Gray (TCU) def. Mert Zincirli (SF): 6-3, 7-5
16: #12 Alex Rybakov (TCU) def. Laurens Verboven (USC): 6-2, 6-1
16: Alastair Gray (TCU) def. #124 Anders Holm (UCSB): 7-5, 6-0
QF: #12 Alex Rybakov (TCU) def. #101 Walker Duncan (UGA): 6-3, 6-4
QF: #21 Wayne Montgomery (UGA) def. Alastair Gray (TCU): 1-6, 6-4, 7-5
SF: #32 Nathan Ponwith (UGA) def. #12 Alex Rybakov (TCU): 7-6(6), 5-7, 7-6(8)

Consolation Singles
Oliver Poysti (SF) def. Reese Stalder (TCU): 6-2, 6-4

Main Draw Doubles
16: Alex Rybakov/Alastair Gray (TCU) def. Joel Gamerov/Guilherme Osorio (USD): 8-4
QF: Alex Rybakov/Alastair Gray (TCU) def. Lucas Labrunie/Blaz Seric (HAW): 8-5
SF: Akram El Sallaly/Bernardo Oliveira (PAC): Alex Rybakov/Alastair Gray (TCU): 8-6

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Freshmen Eduardo Roldan and Alex McNeel continued their debut seasons in Abilene at the ACU Walmart Open over the weekend. The duo paired up for their first doubles wins of the season as they downed Zach Miller and Clayton Pope of McMurray, 8-4. The newcomers also each scored a singles win as Roldan picked up a 6-3, 7-5 win over Lane Adkins, while McNeel defeated Michael Boyd of Hardin-Simmons, 6-3, 6-2.

ACU Walmart Open Results
Flight 1 Singles
Eduardo Roldan (TCU) def. Lane Adkins: 6-3, 7-5
Niko Moceanu (ACU) def. Eduardo Roldan (TCU): 6-3, 7-5
Jonathan Sheehy (ACU) def. Eduardo Roldan (TCU): 6-4, 6-2

Flight 2 Singles
Alex McNeel (TCU) def. Michael Boyd (HSU): 6-3, 6-2
Hunter Holman (ACU) def. Alex McNeel (TCU): 6-0, 6-3

Flight 1 Doubles
Eduardo Roldan/Alex McNeel (TCU) def. Zach Miller/Clayton Pope (MCM): 8-4
Niko Moceanu/Paul Domanski (ACU) def. Eduardo Roldan/Alex McNeel (TCU): 8-7

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Senior Trevor Johnson continued his hot streak in Laguna Niguel, Calif., for the Laguna Niguel USTA Pro Futures $15K event as he made his way all the way to the singles semifinals and the doubles final. Johnson, who scored three wins in qualifying the previous week, defeated Tyler Lu in three sets to make the main draw. He then picked up wins over former collegiate players Andre Goransson (Cal) and Ronnie Schneider (UNC) before taking down the No. 1 seed in the tournament, Takanyi Garanganga of Zimbabwe, 6-4, 6-3. Johnson’s run came to an end in the semifinals as he fell to former NCAA singles champion Ryan Shane.

Johnson found just as much success in doubles as he paired up with former BYU player Patrick Kawka to advance all the way to the finals. The pair posted straight-set wins in the first three rounds, before falling to Schneider and Shane in the finals. With the victories, Johnson earns ATP points for the first time in his career.

Laguna Niguel USTA Pro Futures Results
Qualifying
R4: Trevor Johnson (USA) def. Tyler Lu (USA): 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3

Main Draw Singles
32: Trevor Johnson (USA) def. Andre Goransson (SWE): 6-3, 6-3
16: Trevor Johnson (USA) def. Ronnie Schneider (USA): 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-2
QF: Trevor Johnson (USA) def. Takanyi Garanganga (ZIM): 6-4, 6-3
SF: Ryan Shane (USA) def. Trevor Johnson (USA): 6-4, 6-2

Main Draw Doubles
16: Trevor Johnson/Patrick Kawka (USA) def. Collin Altamirano/Jenson Brooksby (USA): 6-3, 7-6(2)
QF: Trevor Johnson/Patrick Kawka (USA) def. Jody Maginley (ANT)/Isaiah Strode (USA): 6-1, 6-1
SF: Trevor Johnson/Patrick Kawka (USA) def. Benjamin Lock (ZIM)/Evan Song (USA): 7-5, 7-6(4)
F: Ronnie Schneider/Ryan Shane (USA) def. Trevor Johnson/Patrick Kawka (USA): 7-5, 6-2


 

 

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