Oct. 20, 2012
FORT WORTH – TCU’s men’s tennis team opened play Saturday as the host of the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
Five Horned Frogs advanced to the round of 32 in singles with wins in the round of 64 after receiving byes in the opening round. They will continue play at the Friedman Tennis Center on Sunday morning.
No. 77-ranked Nick Chappell was a straight-set winner, continuing his solid play with a 6-1, 6-3 downing of Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Pietro Jordao. Rodolfo Bustamante added a 7-6, 6-1 triumph over Evan Bechtel of SMU.
JT Sundling continued the Frog run with a 6-3, 6-4 win of his own over TAMU CC’s Matt Westmoreland. Will Stein had a 6-4, 6-1 downing of UTPA’s Thomas Panoulas, while Facundo Lugones was a 6-4, 6-1 winner over Carlos Arbiza of UTA.
The Frogs also picked up three doubles wins as Stein and Sundling dropped Texas Tech’s Gabriel Wanderly and Francisco Zambon, 8-3. Bustamante and Arnau Dachs were 8-5 winners over UTA’s Sebastian Gomez and Soren Goritzka, while Lugones and Blake Wiggins added an 8-5 triumph over Marko Krickovic and Robert Verzaal of Baylor.
"I'm looking forward to see how we come out tomorrow and improve from today," TCU coach David Roditi said.
TCU continues play at the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships on Sunday morning with action in singles and doubles.
USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships – TCU Results
Round of 128
Sebastian Erimicioio (UTA) def. Blake Wiggins (TCU), 6-3, 6-7, 7-6
Round of 64
Nick Chappell (TCU) def. Pietro Jordao (TAMU CC), 6-1, 6-3
Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU) def. Evan Bechtel (SMU), 7-6, 6-1
JT Sundling (TCU) def. Matt Westmoreland (TAMU CC), 6-3, 6-4
Will Stein (TCU) def. Thomas Panoulas (UTPA), 6-4, 6-1
Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. Carlos Arbiza (UTA), 6-4, 6-1
Peter Nagy (TAMU CC) def. Max Stevens (TCU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Jordan Szabo (Texas A&M) def. Arnau Dachs (TCU), 6-4, 6-3
Sudanway Sitaram (Texas) def. Orlando Superlano (TCU), 6-4, 6-2
Consolation 3rd Round
Blake Wiggins (TCU) def. Gustavo Gonzalez (Rice), 5-7, 6-4, 10-6
Round of 32
Will Stein/JT Sundling (TCU) def. Gabriel Wanderly/Francisco Zambon (Texas Tech), 8-3
Rodolfo Bustamante/Arnau Dachs (TCU) def. Sebastian Gomez/Soren Goritzka (UTA), 8-5
Facundo Lugones/Blake Wiggins (TCU) def. Marko Krickovic/Robert Verzaal (Baylor), 8-5
Carlos Arbiza/Yauheni Yakauleu (UTA) def. Nick Chappell/Orlando Superlano (TCU), 8-4