Men’s tennis routs USF, 6-1

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No. 18 TCU defeated the University of South Florida (USF) Friday night behind two impressive performances from senior Trevor Johnson to improve to 4-2 this season.

Johnson and his doubles partner, freshman Max Kurzban, beat USF’s Jakub Wojcik and Jourdan Kast 6-4 to seal the doubles point for the Horned Frogs.

Then, in his singles match against No. 68 Alberto Barroso-Camp, Johnson won 6-3, 7-6 (18-16) in a wild second set. That win put the Frogs up 4-0 in the match.

Head coach David Roditi was impressed with Johnson’s performance.

“The level that Trevor played at against a great No. 2 player for USF makes me really proud of him,” he said.

TCU also got solid performances from No. 36 Alex Rybakov and Guillermo Nuñez as they won their doubles match.

Alex Rybakov on Friday night at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. Courtesy of TCU Men’s Tennis Twitter

Rybakov also defeated USF’s Grayson Goldin 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 while Nuñez made quick work of Wojcik in his singles match, winning 6-0, 6-0.

Roditi said Nuñez “played at a really high level,” and gave the Frogs a nice boost Friday night.

USF’s lone point came as Pierre Luquet defeated junior Reese Stadler 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), but by then the match had already been decided.

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TCU will make a short trip to Dallas to take on rival SMU (3-5)  Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m.