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    Horned Frogs Keep Streak Alive
    TCU collected its 20th straight win at home with a 4-0 win over Columbia.
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    FORT WORTH, Texas – The streak stayed alive on Saturday afternoon, as the No. 3 TCU men’s tennis team cruised to a 4-0 victory over No. 39 Columbia at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center for the team’s 20th straight victory at home.
     
    The Horned Frogs (12-2) picked up their fifth sweep of the season with the win over the Lions (10-5). TCU was able to pick up the doubles point, as Alex Rybakov and Cameron Norris paired together for the first time this season to defeat Christopher Grant and Miguel Alda, 6-3, on court three. The big win of the day came on court one as Reese Stalder and Hudson Blake upset the No. 10 pair of Shawn Hadavi and Richard Pham to seal the doubles point and get the duo their first victory over a ranked foe.
     
    The Frogs used the momentum to cruise through singles action, as Trevor Johnson picked up win No. 14 this season by downing Pham, 6-0, 6-2, on court five. No. 16 Rybakov continued the domination by scoring a 6-2, 6-1 win over Victor Pham at the No. 2 spot. Stalder was able to close out the match and also pick up win No. 14 this season with a 6-0, 6-4 defeat of Timothy Wang.
     
    Quotes of the Match
    Head Coach David Roditi
    Opening Statement
    “We had some different doubles teams out there, so it was great to see them find ways to get the win. I felt like we got off to a little bit of a slow start all around in all three doubles matches, but the conditions were not easy today. When we got out here, the ball was moving around and the guy’s were a little nervous because they wanted to win in front of their crowd so we got off to a little bit of a slow start. We were able to quickly regain our composure and took care of business at No. 3 doubles. Those are two very good players playing at No. 3 doubles so that gave us a nice quick win. Reese (Stalder) and Hudson (Blake) just keep doing well and they got a very good win at No. 1 being the aggressive ones. I am very proud of them.
     
    “In singles, it was interesting because we got off to great starts in three or four courts and slow starts in two courts or so. The ones that got off to a slow start sort of bounced back and found ways to win. Alex Rybakov was down two points and then he won 11 games in a row. Part of the game is how you deal when you are not playing well and Rybakov did a very good job with that today. For Trevor (Johnson) and Reese to win so convincingly is a great sign for our team. Our other guys didn’t get to finish, but I saw some really good things out there, which is good preparation for another really tough match tomorrow with Dartmouth. It is a busy week so we just have to keep it going, keep taking care of our bodies and prepare for tomorrow.”
     
    Match Results
    Columbia vs TCU
    Mar 19, 2016 at Fort Worth, Texas
    (Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center)
    #3 TCU 4, #39 Columbia 0
     
    Singles competition
    1. #2 Cameron Norrie (TCU) vs. #64 Hadavi, Shawn (COL) 4-6, 3-0, unfinished
    2. #16 Alex Rybakov (TCU) def. Pham, Victor (COL) 6-2, 6-1
    3. Jerry Lopez (TCU) vs. Rubin, Eric (COL) 6-4, 3-2, unfinished
    4. #109 Eduardo Nava (TCU) vs. Vermeer, Mike (COL) 2-6, 3-3, unfinished
    5. Trevor Johnson (TCU) def. Pham, Richard (COL) 6-0, 6-2
    6. Reese Stalder (TCU) def. Wang, Timothy (COL) 6-0, 6-4
     
    Doubles competition
    1. Hudson Blake/Reese Stalder (TCU) def. #10 Hadavi, Shawn/Pham, Richard (COL) 6-4
    2. #32 Vermeer, Mike/Rolski, Michal (COL) def. Trevor Johnson/Jerry Lopez (TCU) 6-4
    3. Alex Rybakov/Cameron Norrie (TCU) def. Grant, Christopher/Alda, Miguel (COL) 6-3
     
    Match Notes:
    Columbia 10-5; National ranking #39
    TCU 12-2; National ranking #3
    Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,2,6)
     
    Up Next
    TCU will continue its home stand by welcoming No. 35 Dartmouth on Sunday, March 20. The Frogs and Big Green will square off at 1 p.m., at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
     

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