TCU Daily Skiff Thursday, February 19, 2004
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Big win gives team boost
Men’s tennis program celebrates a return to the upper eschelon of college tennis after a victory over top-10 opponent Texas A&M.

A 4-3 home victory over No. 9 Texas A&M Wednesday afternoon might just be what the men’s tennis team needed to propel themselves into the nation’s top 10.

“It is a great win for our guys, a great win for our program,” head coach Joey Rive said of their first victory over a top- 10 team since the 2001 NCAA championship quarterfinals. “We’ve had a long tradition of great teams and I think this team is destined to be a very, very good team. It is good for us to get an early victory like this against a top-10 school.”
Rive said the team was well prepared for the match and they went into it with full force.
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Sophomore Jacopo Tezza stretches to return the ball to Texas A&M’s Khaled El Dorry en route to a match win. The Frogs upset A&M in the end 4-3.
Move brings added visibility
TCU should help make the Mountain West Conference more distinct on the national level, while MWC will increase TCU’s TV exposure.

The Frogs’ leap from Conference USA to the Mountain West Conference should bring more national visibility to the conference, said Chris Hill, Utah’s athletics director.
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