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The No. 5 TCU men’s tennis claimed the Big 12 Men’s Tennis Championship on Sunday with a 4-2 victory over No. 8 Texas Tech.
This is the first time in program history that the Frogs have earned a Big 12 Championship title and their first tournament title since their Mountain West Conference tournament victory in 2010.
But this victory didn’t come without a fight.
The Frogs had to battle back after losing the doubles point to the Red Raiders. Captain Trevor Johnson evened the score 1-1 with a singles win. The Frogs then went ahead 3-1 after No. 6 Cameron Norrie and Alex Rybakov fought back and won straight-set victories.
After Alex Sendegeya earned another point for Tech to make it 3-2, Jerry Lopez sealed the match for TCU, clinching the championship as he won 6-4, 7-5 at the No. 4 position.
Norrie was named MVP of the championship after going 4-0 between doubles and singles throughout the tournament.
Head Coach David Roditi said winning the Big 12 Championship is an unbelievable feeling.
“[It’s] an incredible accomplishment for our whole program and our school.” Roditi said, according to a TCU press release. “I am happy for these guys because they were able to hang in there and beat a very tough Texas Tech team.”
TCU will now await its selection into the NCAA Championship, which will be announced on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.