The TCU men’s tennis team kicked off the toughest stretch of its schedule with wins over Dartmouth and UT-Arlington in front of a raucous crowd at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center on Saturday.
The Frogs entered ranked No. 21 in the nation and beat the No. 46 Dartmouth Big Green 5-2 before shutting out the No. 70 UT-Arlington Mavericks 7-0.
The wins improved the Frogs’ record to 14-5 on the year.
Head coach David Roditi said that he was extremely pleased with his team’s effort.
“What more can you ask from your team when they all want to compete?” he asked post-match.
Individual standouts included No. 39 ranked Nick Chappell, Will Stein, Arnau Dachs and No. 116 Guillermo Nuñez.
The freshman Nuñez dropped his first set against Dartmouth’s Ciro Riccardi before dominating the next two sets 6-2 and 6-1 to extend his winning streak to 17 matches.
“For Guillermo (Nuñez) to come back and win his match shows a lot of maturity and keeps his winning streak alive,” Roditi said.
The Frogs enter a grueling stretch of Big 12 play in the upcoming weeks. They travel to play Oklahoma on March 27 before battling Oklahoma State in Stillwater two days later.
Still, Roditi said that although the road trip was “as tough as you could ask for,” he believes that his team is ready.
“We played a lot of tennis and it gives us the preparation we need,” he said.