The preseason No. 1 Horned Frogs baseball team has an experienced nucleus of infielders going into the 2011 season.
The Frogs could have experienced starters at every position with two seniors, a junior and a redshirt sophomore coming back. Every member of the infield played in last year's College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
Shortstop Taylor Featherston said the experience was a big advantage. The infield is as confident as ever, and the lineup looks strong for 2011, he said.
Second baseman Jerome Pena commented on how the infield operates as a unit.
TCU tennis got off to a strong start this weekend with dominant performances by both the men and the women.
The two teams had three total matches on Saturday and Sunday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
The action started on Saturday with the women's match against UT-Pan American. The women swept UTPA 7-0, not losing a single set along the way.
The Lady Frogs combined to win 96 games while conceding only 17. Both Idunn Hertzberg and Federica Denti each posted 6-0, 6-0 shutouts in singles play.
The TCU tennis team started the spring season in grand fashion Sunday. The team took the court with authority, beating UTA convincingly, 6-1.
Tandems of Slah Mbarek and SÃÂ¶ren Goritzka, and Emmanuel Brighiu and Chris Price each came away with victories to win the doubles point to start the match.
Mbarek and Goritzka were in control of their game from the start, cruising to an 8-4 victory. They were the first to finish in doubles play.
The TCU men's tennis team will open its season Sunday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center with two matches against the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas-Pan American.
Sunday will be the first time the team has seen in game action since Oct. 25 at the ITA Regional Championships in College Station. Senior Emanuel Brighiu put on a strong performance in his surge to the semi-finals at the tournament.
While students were away on winter break, the women's basketball team remained in action on the hardwood. The Lady Frogs seem to have made a significant turnaround over the six-game stretch, going 5-1 and getting off to an undefeated start in Mountain West Conference play.
The Lady Frogs' late December run included wins over Sam Houston State, Texas Southern, Oklahoma and conference foes San Diego State and UNLV.
The team's success has come despite struggling with sloppy play early in games.