TCU Off to Baylor ITA Regionals
Oct. 18, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU men's tennis team will head to Waco, Texas to take part in the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championship on Saturday through Tuesday at the Hurd Tennis Center.
The tournament is one of 12 regionals held across the nation in October with the singles and doubles champion from each region qualifying for the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York, Nov. 7-10.
The event will include a 128-player singles draw and a 64-team doubles draw. Action gets underway on Saturday at 8 a.m.
"This tournament is a great opportunity to test our team against very tough competition in our region," coach David Roditi said. "We have one of the strongest regions in the country and we have been looking forward to this challenge. It has been a while since we had an ITA Regional champion and I believe our players can change this. The guys have been working very hard and they are ready"
Competing for the Horned Frogs this weekend will be the Preseason ITA No. 19 ranked doubles duo of Nick Chappell and Will Stein, Arnau Dachs, Facundo Lugones, Rodolfo Bustamante, Blake Wigginis, as well as newcomers Trey Daniel, Hudson Blake and Andres Alfonzo.
Chappell and Stein are coming off a successful showing at ITA All-American Championships where the two made it all the way to the semifinals of the main draw for doubles. The tandem became the first Frogs to accomplish this feat since Roditi and partner Paul Robinson won the event back in 1994.
Dachs is still in competition at the USTA Pro Circuit Event, the Futures of Mansfield, where he has been a straight-set winner in his three matches and will face Jakob Sude of Germany Friday morning at 10 a.m.
Trey Daniel had a successful start to his career as a Horned Frog. The Overland Park, Kan., native won the consolation bracket at the Midland Collegiate Invitational in his TCU debut.
For complete draws and schedule visit:http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=140566
The event is free and open to the public.