The TCU men’s tennis team extended its win streak to 10 with a 4-0 win over Metroplex rivals SMU.
Similar to its last match, TCU struggled in doubles and shone in singles.
Doubles Fights Through Tough Contest
The No. 6 nationally-ranked Reese Stalder/Bertus Kruger team recorded another win at the No. 1 doubles spot, 6-3. The team of Juan Martin and Alastair Gray lost 3-6, evening the match at 1. In the deciding third match, Luc Fomba and Sander Jong fought back in a tiebreaker 7-6 (7-5) to clinch the doubles point for the Frogs.
“We needed a miracle to win the doubles,” head coach David Roditi said in a statement to GoFrogs.com. “I give credit to our guys at No. 2 for hanging in there until the very end because they found a way. SMU was all over us at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles from the start.”
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Singles Earns Another Sweep
TCU made quick work of SMU in singles, with Jong earning his first-ever game-opening match win. Fomba continued his hot streak with another win, 6-3, 6-2, to push the Frogs to a 3-0 lead.
In his first start at the No. 1 singles spot since his win over UT-Arlington in early February, Gray triumphed with a 6-4, 6-3 victory.
“Rivalries are special and they are always an unknown,” Roditi said. “Rivalries can bring the best and worst from each team and today was no different.”
TCU will go on its first road trip in two weeks when it faces the No. 6 Baylor Bears at 6 p.m. Friday.