face seasons toughest foe
mens tennis team brings a perfect record into their
contest with No. 9 Texas A&M on Wednesday afternoon.
To reward the TCU mens tennis team for running their
record to a perfect 3-0, the Frogs get a date with one
of the nations most dominant programs this week.
Wednesday afternoon the No. 13 Frogs will look to remain
unbeaten as they host No. 9 Texas A&M, in what the
team says is one of the seasons toughest.
If the Frogs can defeat A&M, they will probably enter
the top ten in the nation for mens Division I tennis.
Senior Alex Menichini said a victory against a team the
caliber of A&M would go a long way in proving the
Frogs are one of the better teams in the nation.
This would be a big win, Menichini said. A&M
is a team that could win NCAA. If we beat them, it puts
us up among the elite.
He said the team should benefit from its early successes
this season in a match of this magnitude, especially because
they are progressively getting better and more confident
as a team.
Assistant coach Cory Hubbard said this match will be huge
for the team and it would be great if there were a big
turnout of fans to support the Frogs.
This is the biggest sporting event at TCU this spring
because its No. 13 against No. 9, Hubbard
said. It is a big rivalry with a long history; it
will be an intense match.
Players and coaches both said they want to see a large
crowd out to support the team at such an important match.
The more people that come out the better,
Menichini said. (A large crowd) gives a good atmosphere
and a lot of energy for our team and intimidates the other
team. It will be a very good match to play and fun to
Hubbard said free pizza and drinks will be provided at
the beginning of the match on a first-come, first-serve
basis to help promote a larger gathering this week.
The match begins at 1:30 p.m. on the Tut Bartzen Varsity
Tennis Courts at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
The match will open with doubles play and move to singles.
No. 19 doubles team of sophomore Rafael Abreu (pictured)
and Fabrizio Sestini led the Frogs in a 5-2 victory
over Colorado Saturday at the Bayard H. Friedman