enter shootout perfect
another strong performance, the Frogs continue their
Inclement weather may have forced the No. 6 mens
tennis team inside against No. 51 South Alabama Tuesday,
but the rain wasnt enough to prevent the Frogs
from remaining perfect on the season.
In their first match since entering the nations
top 10, the Frogs improved their season record to 6-0
as they defeated the Jaguars 6-1 at the Bayard H. Friedman
Junior Jacob Martin said the teams two most recent
victories provided the Frogs with the confidence they
needed to remain undefeated.
Having big wins over Texas A&M and Florida
State gave us a lot of momentum coming into todays
match, Martin said. Its given us a
lot of confidence.
The Frogs won all three doubles matches as Hector Almada
and Jacopo Tezza rallied to clinch a 9-7 win over South
Alabamas Evan Fowler and Clinton Jacobs.
I was nervous coming into todays match because
Ive been battling a back injury, Almada
said. I really wanted to get back after it and
prove myself against South Alabama.
Alex Menichini, ranked 22nd in singles play by the Intercollegiate
Tennis Association, fell to Franticek Babej 3-6, 2-6.
Fabrizio Sestini won the first set of his singles match
in a tie breaker before continuing on to a 7-6, 6-3
win over Jacobs.
This coming weekend the Frogs will head into the Conference
USA Shootout with a perfect record. The tournament will
take place at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center,
but the team will not play until Saturday due to earning
a first round bye.
Assistant coach Cory Hubbard says this weekends
tournament will give TCU the chance to prove they are
the team to beat this year in C-USA.
Weve had a good week and everyones
hitting well, Hubbard said. Our goal is
to stay healthy, keep improving and be ready to play.
The team said they see this weekend as an opportunity
to view how the rest of C-USA is performing.
This is a chance for us to get some conference
wins, as well as prepare us for the next road trip we
have coming up, Martin said.
Even with their current momentum, Almada said the team
plans to stay focused and work hard.
this next tournament well be able to see where
we are in C-USA and can continue to improve and hopefully
continue playing the way we are, he said.