Weekend Preview: TCU Men's Tennis
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.
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
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.
Live results and a live stream of the match against the Aggies can be found at AggieAthletics.com.