TCU Gets Back On Track With Blanking of Air Force
April 15, 2012
FORT WORTH – TCU’s men’s tennis team got back into the win column Sunday with a 7-0 win over Air Force at the indoor facility of the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
The Horned Frogs improved to 7-13 overall and 2-2 in Mountain West play, while snapping a two-match skid. Air Force dropped to 9-12 and 0-5 in the league.
Max Stevens and Blake Wiggins got TCU off on the right foot with an 8-2 win over Joey Brandt and Steven Young at No. 3 doubles. Facundo Lugones and JT Sundling put the Frogs ahead 1-0 with an 8-5 dismissal of Alex Grubbs and Andy Jackson.
As singles got underway, Lugones was once again the first off the courts for TCU, grabbing a 6-0, 6-3 win over Andy Lineberry to give TCU a 2-0 advantage. Stein followed suit with a 6-2, 6-0 triumph over Young at No. 4 singles.
Chappell clinched the match for the Frogs when he dismantled Wilhelm, 6-2, 6-2 at the top court. Sundling continued the Frog onslaught with a 4-6, 6-0, 1-0 (2) downing of Alex Grubbs. His win made it 5-0 in favor of the home team.
Stevens added a 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 decision to push the advantage to 6-0, while Blake Wiggins added the seventh and final point, a 6-2, 6-4 win over Grant Taylor.
TCU returns to action Tuesday when it travels to Dallas for a matchup with SMU. First serve is set for 5:30 p.m.
MATCH RESULTS – TCU 7, Air Force 0
No. 1 – Nick Chappell (TCU) def. Lance Wilhelm (USAFA), 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 – JT Sundling (TCU) def. Alex Grubbs (USAFA), 4-6, 6-0, 1-0 (2)
No. 3 – Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. Alex Lineberry (USAFA), 6-0, 6-3
No. 4 – Will Stein (TCU) def. Steven Young (USAFA), 6-2, 6-0
No. 5 – Max Stevens (TCU) def. Andy Jackson (USAFA), 6-4, 0-6, 6-4
No. 6 – Blake Wiggins (TCU) def. Grant Taylor (USAFA), 6-2, 6-4
No. 1 – Nick Chappell/Will Stein (TCU) def. Grant Taylor/Lance Wilhelm (USAFA), 9-7
No. 2 – Facundo Lugones/JT Sundling (TCU) def. Alex Grubbs/Andy Jackson (USAFA), 8-5
No. 3 – Max Stevens/Blake Wiggins (TCU) def. Joey Brandt/Steven Young (USAFA), 8-2
U.S. Air Force Academy 9-12, 0-5 MW
TCU 7-13, 2-2 MW
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (3,4,1,2,5,6)
Match played indoors due to weather