The TCU men’s tennis team will take on Texas Tech today, a team ranked in the Top 25, according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll. The Horned Frogs will use their experienced lineup of seniors Jordan Freitas, Rafael Abreu and Jacopo Tezza against the Raiders’ underclassmen players. Tech currently has five freshmen and no seniors on its roster.
The Raiders may be young, but they are enjoying early success in the season. The team is currently 3-0 and has only lost one match so far – a singles match against Abilene Christian on Feb. 4. The Frogs have enjoyed equal success, however, and have started the season 2-0, with victories over both Texas A&M at Corpus Christi and the University of Texas at Arlington.
In terms of changing his singles or doubles lineup against Tech, head coach Joey Rive said the roster will remain about the same and that the team has had good practices for this week to defeat the Raiders.
Freitas said the team has been preparing for this week’s matches by conditioning, and Abreu said the athletes have been running frequently.
Freitas said the Raiders have developed talent through the efforts of the coaching staff.
“There’s been strong recruiting by their coach,” Freitas said. “It’s a deep team.