Oct. 2, 2012
TULSA, Okla. – TCU’s men’s tennis team continued play in the qualifying stages of the ITA All-American Championships on Monday and Tuesday at Tulsa’s Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
Facundo Lugones and JT Sundling both advanced to the second round of the qualifying draw on Monday. Lugones was a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 winner over Andrew Mellow of Furman. Sundling added a 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 triumph over Tennessee’s Brandon Fickey.
Arnau Dachs stumbled for the first time as a Horned Frog, dropping a 6-3, 6-3 decision to Esben Hess-Olesen of North Carolina. Nick Chappell also slipped in the first round, falling 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 to Joe Salisbury of Memphis.
In the qualifying second round, Lugones fell in a tough 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 decision to Jarryd Chaplin of Tennessee. Sundling fell to Spencer Wolf of Northwestern, 6-2, 6-1 in the second round as well.
For doubles play, Dachs and Lugones bowed out in the qualifying first round, dropping an 8-4 decision to Clemson's Gerardo Meza and Ayrton Wibowo. It was the duo's first doubles match as partners. In the second round, Sundling and Chappell fell 8-5 to Memphis' Conoor Glennon and David O'Hare.
TCU continues its fall season next week at a USTA Futures Event in Austin.
ITA All-American Championships; Tulsa, Okla. – TCU Results
QUALIFYING FIRST ROUND
Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. Andrew Mellow (Furman), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
JT Sundling (TCU) def. Brandon Fickey (Tennessee), 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
Joe Salisbury (Memphis) def. Nick Chappell (TCU), 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
Esben Hess-Olesen (UNC) def. Arnau Dachs (TCU), 6-3, 6-3
QUALIFYING SECOND ROUND
Jarryd Chaplin (Tennessee) def. Lugones (TCU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Spencer Wolf (Northwestern) def. Sundling (TCU), 6-2, 6-1
QUALIFYING DOUBLES FIRST ROUND
Gerardo Meza/Ayrton Wibowo (Clemson) def. Arnau Dachs/Facundo Lugones (TCU), 8-4
QUALIFYING DOUBLES SECOND ROUND
Connor Glennon/David O'Hare (Memphis) def. Nick Chappell/JT Sundling (TCU), 8-5