Weekend Preview: TCU Men's Tennis

Arnau Dachs

March 19, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas – The No. 47 TCU men’s tennis team is set for a home matchup with No. 19 Columbia on Thursday, March 20, before going on the road to face No. 12 Texas A&M on Saturday, March 22.

The Horned Frogs (8-5) will first face the Lions (12-1) at 5:30 p.m., at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center, before traveling to College Station, Texas on Saturday to face the Aggies (14-5) at 1 p.m., at the Mitchell Tennis Center.

Admission to the match at TCU is free, with free pizza served between the doubles and singles matches courtesy of Buffalo Bros. All fans may participate in the prize court sponsored by Smoothie King between the doubles and singles matches as well.

TCU Noteables
TCU picked up a hard fought 4-3 decision over Middle Tennessee last weekend with the win coming down to court three, where No. 109 Arnau Dachs came through victorious with a third set tiebreak to clinch the win for the Frogs.

Dachs leads the team with a 10-2 record in dual matches, with three of his last five wins coming against ranked opponents. The Vic, Spain native is joined in the singles rankings by fellow juniors Nick Chappel (No. 53) and Facundo Lugones (No. 99).

Chappell and doubles partner Will Stein sit at No. 13 in the national doubles rankings and defeated No. 43 David Fox and Victor Cornea on Saturday for their fourth victory over a ranked opponent this season. Lugones and Hudson Blake remain undefeated in doubles action with a 5-0 record, while Dachs and Trey Daniel are 7-2 on the season.

Scouting the Opponents
Columbia is on a 10-match winning streak and are No. 19 in the country, which is the second highest ranking in program history. No. 14 Winston Lin remains undefeated for the season and secured the first point for the Lions on Tuesday against SMU with a 6-0, 6-2 win. Ashok Narayana and Max Schnur are just ahead of Chappell and Stein in the rankings at No. 12 in doubles, as the duos will face off on Thursday on court one.

Texas A&M is on a three-match winning streak after dropping its first SEC matchup against No. 22 Kentucky. No. 12 Harrison Adams leads the team at No. 1 singles with a 10-5 record, while No. 23 Shane Vinsant is 10-3 on the season on court two. No. 50 Jeremy Efferding rounds out the ranked singles players with a 10-6 record on court three. Junior Ore and Jackson Withrow lead the doubles rankings at No. 5 and only have one loss on the season at 8-1. Efferding and Jordan Szabo boast a 14-2 record in dual matches and sit at No. 38 in the rankings.

All-Time Series
TCU holds an advantage over both opponents for this weekend. The Frogs improved to 4-2 over Columbia with a 5-2 win last spring, while TCU still holds a 34-18 edge over Texas A&M, despite falling last year.

Live Results
Live results and a final recap of the match against the Lions can be found at GoFrogs.com. In-match updates can also be found by following TCU men’s tennis on twitter (@TCUMensTennis).

Live results and a live stream of the match against the Aggies can be found at AggieAthletics.com.





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