TCU Closes Regular Season at Texas Tech

Nick Chappell

April 17, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas – With its seeding in the Big 12 Tennis Championships still to be determined, the No. 56 TCU men’s tennis team will close out the regular season by traveling to Lubbock, Texas to take on No. 27 Texas Tech on Friday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

The Horned Frogs (11-11, 0-4 Big 12) will faceoff with the Red Raiders (13-7, 1-2 Big 12) at the McLeod Tennis Complex, as Texas Tech is the 14th ranked opponent TCU will meet up with this season. With a TCU win and a loss from Oklahoma State against Oklahoma, the Frogs will sit in a three-way tie for the No. 4 seed in the Big 12 Championship that will be held from April 24-27 at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

TCU Noteables
TCU is heading into the season finale looking for its first win in conference play this season and are coming off a 7-0 blanking of Rice in its home finale last week. Senior Rodolfo Bustamante went out in his final home match winning with a straight-set victory in front of 1,254 fans.

Nick Chappell and Will Stein continue their strong doubles play and are ranked No. 13 nationally. The dup are 22-11 on the season and have taken out six ranked opponents. Chappell also boasts a singles ranking of No. 49 and has 20 wins on the season, with four over ranked opponents.

Facundo Lugones rounds out the ranked players for TCU and sits at No. 98 in the singles poll. The Argentina native is 24-9 on the season and has posted 11 wins in dual matches. Junior Arnau Dachs holds the most wins in dual matches for the Frogs with 15 wins, while freshman Trey Daniel has 13 wins.

Scouting the Red Raiders
Texas Tech just jumped into the top 30 in the ITA poll this week after upsetting then-No. 24 Oklahoma State last week. The No. 27 ranking marks the 10th consecutive season that the Red Raiders earned a top 30 ITA ranking. Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares hold the only individual rankings for Texas Tech at No. 100 and No. 108, respectively, in the singles poll. Dojas is 17-11 on the season and 11-7 at No. 2 singles, while Soares with 20-8 overall and 12-6 at No. 1 singles. Soares leads the team with six wins against ranked opponents, while Dojas has posted two.

All-Time Series
TCU leads the series record with a 31-6 advantage over Texas Tech. The Red Raiders won the first matchup in 1974, but the Frogs would go on to claim the next 28 matches straight. Texas Tech broke the streak with a 4-3 win in 2005 and would go on to win four of the next six matches. TCU claimed the first Big 12 matchup between the teams last spring with a 4-2 victory on senior day.

Live Results
Live results for the match against the Red Raiders is available at, while final results and a recap will be available at following the completion of the competition. 



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