Texas Christian University beats Tulsa 6-1 at Michael D. Case Tennis Center to earn first road win of 2023. The Horned Frogs went 3-0 in a season for the third time in the last four years. As reported by TCU’s website, the men’s team took double points by winning fields two and three.
The Horned Frogs then turned in a dominant singles effort, sweeping the first four flies and dropping just one match. Head coach David Roditi explained: “Nice road win, our first road win of the year. Tulsa is always a tough game.
We’ve been playing each other for a long, long time and they beat us a lot and we, they beat a lot here in Tulsa. Our boys were ready. Same joy from me. I am proud of our team. They were ready. They were ready for a fight. We played really well in doubles.
Luc Fomba and Jake Fearnley played very well in doubles as well as our number 3 doubles team. In singles there were a lot of close first sets and we were able to win most of them and put pressure on Tulsa. From there we continued.
It is the start of the season, so there is always room for improvement. There are some points where we need to play better at certain times, but overall I was very happy with our performance. Now we have to go home and get ready for kick off.
It’s going to be tough. Three outstanding teams arrive in town. We prepare for Gonzaga the first day and then see what happens. Come on frogs.”
Results for men’s singles
Sander Jong (TCU) def. Kody Pearson (Tulsa): 6-4, 7-5
#8 Jake Fearnley TCU) def.
Stefan Hampe (Tulsa): 6-4, 7-5
Luke Fomba (TCU) def. Connor DiMarco (Tulsa): 6-3, 6-3
Lui Maxted (TCU) def. Callum Gale (Tulsa): 6-1, 6-2
Adham Gaber (Tulsa) def #76 Pedro Vives (TCU): 6-4, 6-3
Sebastian Gorzny (TCU) def. Ezekiel Santalla: 7-6 (7-0), 6-2
Results for men’s doubles
#4 Sander Jong / Lui Maxted (TCU) vs.
Kody Pearson / Connor Di Marco (Tulsa): 5-4, draw
Jake Fearnley / Luc Fomba (TCU) def. Callum Gale / Daniel Siddall (Tulsa): 6-1
Sebastian Gorzny / Pedro Vives (TCU) def. Adham Gaber/Ezequiel Santalla (Tulsa): 6-3
Texas Christian University is a private research university in Fort Worth, Texas.
The campus is located on 272 acres about 3 miles from downtown Fort Worth. The university consists of eight constituent colleges and schools and has a classical liberal arts curriculum. It is classified among R2: Doctoral universities – High research activity.
For most varsity sports, TCU competes in the Big 12 Conference of the NCAA’s Division I. As of fall 2021, the university enrolls approximately 11,938 students, of which 10,222 are undergraduates. As reported by the Texas Christian University website, the TCU women’s tennis team opened the 2023 season with the TCU Invitational at the Bayard H. Friedman Center. Image credits: image of TCU’s website