April 18, 2013
LIVE RESULTS (FRIDAY) // LIVE RESULTS (SUNDAY)
FORT WORTH – TCU’s men’s tennis team closes its regular season schedule this weekend with a home match against Texas Tech and a road match at Baylor.
The No. 37 Horned Frogs are 16-7 overall and 1-2 in the Big 12. No. 46 Texas Tech, who TCU hosts at 5:30 on Friday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center, is 15-8, 1-2. The 15th-ranked Bears are 18-4 and lead the Big 12 at 4-0. TCU will honor its three seniors – Max Stevens, JT Sundling and Orlando Superlano – at Friday’s match.
All of the teams in the league are vying for positioning for next week’s Big 12 Tennis Championships. Currently, TCU is slated to earn the No. 4 seed in the event, while the Bears are in position for the top seed.
TCU holds a 30-5 edge in the all-time series with the Red Raiders, though TTU has claimed the last four meetings. Tech was a 5-2 winner a year ago. With Baylor, the Frogs hold a 32-15 series edge and are looking to snap an 11-match skid against the Bears.
Superlano has TCU’s top mark in singles this spring, boasting a 16-5 record. Sophomore Nick Chappell is ranked 94th in the ITA singles rankings, while fellow sophomore Arnau Dachs has a 15-5 ledger during the spring.
Chappell and Will Stein are ranked 63rd in the ITA doubles rankings with their 14-5 spring and overall record. Dachs and Superlano have also been solid in doubles, racking up a 12-4 record while winning two of their three conference matches.
Felipe Soares in TTU’s lone ranked singles player at No. 122. Baylor has five players in the ITA singles rankings in Patrick Pradella (35), Julian Lenz (43), Mate Zsiga (66), Marko Krickovic (79) and Tony Lupiere (84). Zsiga and Diego Galeano are the nation’s No. 61 doubles team.
Live results for this weekend’s matches can be found at the links on the top of this page. As with all TCU home matches, free pizza from Buffalo Bros. will be on hand for fans in attendance.