Men's Tennis Can't Solve No. 12 Texas A&M Friday

Feb. 24, 2012

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The TCU men's tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision on the road to No. 12 Texas A&M Friday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.

“I thought our doubles showed a lot of improvement tonight and our freshmen competed well,” TCU head coach David Roditi said. “The last three players on court were freshmen. We lost to a good team tonight, but now we will head home and get ready to host Arizona next week.”

The Horned Frogs (4-6) had a tough time solving Texas A&M in doubles play, falling at all three positions. The Aggies squad of Naill Angus and Jeremy Efferding topped TCU’s team of Daniel Sanchez and Max Stevens at the No. 3 court, while the Frogs’ top team of Will Stein and JT Sundling fell to TAMU’s pairing of Junior Ore and Jackson Withrow.

Texas A&M continued to play strong in the singles portion of the match. Angus put the Aggies up 2-0 in the team score with a straight set win against TCU freshman Blake Wiggins, 6-1, 6-3. Junior JT Sundling was the next Frog to fall, dropping a 6-2, 6-2 score to TAMU’s Colin Hoover at the No. 2 position. The Aggies sealed the team win with a 6-2, 6-3 win at the No. 4 court.

Freshman Facundo Lugones was the brightest spot for the Frogs Friday, scratching out a 6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (6) win while playing at the No. 3 position for the first time in his career. The Buenos Aires, Argentina native has now won three-consecutive singles matches and owns a 5-3 record this spring.

TCU will return to Fort Worth to host Arizona on March 2 the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. First serve is set for 5:30 p.m.

No. 12 Texas A&M (7-5) def. No. 45 TCU (4-6), 6-1
George P. Mitchell Tennis Center  |  College Station, Texas
Feb. 24, 2012

1. #15 Alexis Klegou (TAMU) def. #84 Nick Chappell (TCU), 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (4)
2. Colin Hoover (TAMU) def. JT Sundling (TCU), 6-2, 6-2
3. Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. Junior Ore (TAMU), 6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (6)
4. Jeremy Efferding (TAMU) def. Daniel Sanchez (TCU), 6-2, 6-3
5. Jackson Withrow (TAMU) def. Will Stein (TCU), 6-2, 6-3
6. Niall Angus (TAMU) def. Blake Wiggins (TCU), 6-1, 6-3
Order of Finish: 6, 2, 4* 5, 1, 3

1. #55 Ore/Withrow (TAMU) def. Stein/Sundling (TCU), 8-3
2. #36 Hoover/Lewis (TAMU) def. N. Chappell/P. Chappell (TCU), 8-4
3. Angus/Efferding (TAMU) def. Sanchez/Stevens (TCU), 8-5
Order of Finish: 3, 1*, 2