Big 12 Championships Preview: Men's Tennis
April 24, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas – The No. 47 TCU men’s tennis team will open the 2014 Big 12 Tennis Championships with No. 3 Oklahoma on Friday, April 25 at noon at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
The Horned Frogs (12-11, 1-4 Big 12) enter the championships as the No. 6 seed, while the Sooners (21-2, 4-1 Big 12) are the No. 3 seed. All TCU Faculty, Staff and students with a valid TCU ID can attend the championships for free.
Tickets for all other fans can be purchased at the gate or online at GoFrogs.com. For all-session passes, tickets for adults are $15, while youth, students and seniors are only $10. Single session tickets can be purchased for $5 for adults or $4 for youth, students and seniors.
In the ITA rankings this week, Chappell and doubles partner Will Stein moved up to No. 10, which is the second time this season that the duo have achieved the career-high ranking. The pair have put together 23 wins in 2013-14 and have taken down six ranked opponents. Chappell is also ranked in the singles poll at No. 57. Lugones rounds out the individual rankings at No. 116.
Dachs finished out the dual season with a team-leading 16 wins between No. 2 and No. 3 singles, while also upsetting three ranked opponents. Daniel notched 14 wins between No. 4 and No. 5 singles, while Bustamante posted 12 wins and Lugones recorded 11 wins.
Scouting the Sooners
The Sooners have four ranked singles player starting with two in the top 10. The No. 2 Big 12 singles champion Guillermo Alcorta sits at No. 5, while Axel Alvarez Llamas is right behind at No. 6. Alvarez is second on the team with a 17-3 record, while Alcorta is 16-4. Alvarez and Alcorta also claimed the No. 2 doubles titles with a perfect 5-0 record.
Dane Webb is next at No. 38 and leads the team with a 19-2 record, while No. 48 Andrew Harris is 16-3 on the season. Harris and Webb also team up in doubles for a No. 29 ranking and a 9-6 overall record. Harris and Webb also claimed the singles titles at their respective postions, with Webb taking the No. 3 slot with a 4-0 record and Harris winning at No. 4.
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