Sept. 30, 2012
TULSA, Okla. – The TCU men’s tennis team advanced three players into the qualifying round of the ITA Men’s All-American Championships on Sunday on the courts of Tulsa’s Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
Facundo Lugones, Arnau Dachs and JT Sundling each won three matches en route to spots in the qualifying draw of the event. Lugones won 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 over Penn State’s Russell Bader in the third round and dropped Adrian Forberg-Skogeng of Ole Miss, 6-4, 6-2 in the final round.
Dachs continued his superb start to his TCU career, winning a third-round match over Kris Yee of Vanderbilt (6-4, 7-5) and final round match over Florida State’s Anderson Reed (7-5, 6-2). The Vic, Spain, native has yet to lose when competing for TCU.
Sundling punched his ticket into the next draw with a tough three-set win over New Mexico State’s Daniel Fernandez in the third round, a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 decision before returning to the court for a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Ettore Zito of Middle Tennessee.
“I’m proud of the way our team is fighting and competing,” TCU coach David Roditi said. “Having three players get through prequalifying is not easy to do. Now, we regroup and start over tomorrow morning.”
Rodolfo Bustamante won his third round match, 7-5, 6-7, 6-1 over Jack Withrow of Texas A&M, but was dropped in the final round. Blake Wiggins was also in action for the Horned Frogs, falling 6-1, 6-1 in the third round.
The qualifying draw of the ITA Men’s All-American Championships begins Monday morning. Lugones, Dachs and Sundling will join Nick Chappell in the qualifying draw.
ITA Men’s All-American Championships; Tulsa, Okla. – TCU Results
PREQUALIFYING THIRD ROUND
Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. Russell Bader (Penn State), 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
Arnau Dachs (TCU) def. Kris Yee (Vanderbilt), 6-4, 7-5
JT Sundling (TCU) def. Daniel Fernandez (New Mexico State), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU) def. Jackson Withrow (Texas A&M), 7-5, 6-7, 6-1
Adam Lee (Wake Forest) def. Blake Wiggins (TCU), 6-1, 6-1
PREQUALIFYING FINAL ROUND
Lugones (TCU) def. Adrian Forberg-Skogeng (Ole Miss), 6-4, 6-2
Dachs (TCU) def. Anderson Reed (Florida State), 7-5, 6-2
Sundling (TCU) def. Ettore Zito (Middle Tennessee), 6-2, 6-2
Amerigo Contini (Virginia Tech) def. Bustamante (TCU), 6-3, 6-3