TCU Tripped Up By Texas
April 5, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas – The nationally ranked TCU men’s tennis team suffered a 7-0 setback to No. 6 Texas on Saturday morning at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center in Austin, Texas.
The No. 56 Horned Frogs (10-10, 0-3 Big 12) picked up a victory over a ranked opponent in doubles play, but the Longhorns proved to be too much and swept the rest of the matches for the win.
“Texas played very well. They played like a No. 6 team in the nation that has been winning,” coach David Roditi said. They were inspired by the fact that it was their last regular season home match at historic Penick-Allison Tennis Center and senior day. If we had capitalized on our opportunities, then we would have given ourselves a chance. We didn’t and they did and they were too good today.”
TCU began the match with a win on court one in doubles, as No. 16 Nick Chappell and Will Stein beat No. 13 Lloyd Glasspool and Soren Hess-Olesen in a tiebreaker for the second time this season. This marked the ninth win in dual matches for the pair and their team-leading sixth victory over a ranked opponent.
The Frogs could not hold onto the doubles point, as Texas stormed back to take an 8-6 victory on court two. The final decision came down to court three and David Holiner and Jacoby Lewis downed Hudson Blake and Facundo Lugones, 8-5, to clinch the doubles point for the Longhorns.
No. 21 Hess-Olesen dropped No. 46 Chappell on court one 6-0, 7-5 to extend Texas’ lead to 2-0, followed by Clement Horns defeating Andres Alfonzo 7-5, 6-3 on court six for a 3-0 lead.
Nick Naumann sealed the match for the Longhorns by taking out senior Rodolfo Bustamante on court five in three sets. Naumann and Bustamante split the first two sets, but Naumann took the momentum from his second-set victory to take the final set 6-2 and the point for Texas.
No. 74 George Goldhoff extended the lead with a straight-set 6-4, 6-2 win on court four, before No. 34 Glasspool took out No. 107 Lugones on court two. Lugones rebounded from a first set loss to Glasspool to win the second set 6-3, but could not hold on and fell in the final set.
No. 121 Arnau Dachs battled two tiebreakers on court two in his match against Adrien Berkowicz, but was defeated in the super tiebreaker in the third set, 10-5, as Texas took the final point and the match.
TCU returns home for the next two matches, by welcoming Baylor on April 8 at 5:30 p.m., before facing off against Rice on April 12 at 1 p.m., with both matches to be played at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
Tennis Match Results
#6 Texas 7, #56 TCU 0