TCU Gets Back On Track With Blanking of Air Force

April 15, 2012

Box Score

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.

After the doubles point was clinched for TCU, Nick Chappell and Will Stein made it a sweep of the doubles matches when they took care of Grant Taylor and Lance Wilhelm.

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