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    GoFrogs: Men's Tennis Takes Six Wins in Tempe

    EMPE, Ariz. – Four wins in singles and two doubles victories highlighted day one of competition on Thursday for the TCU men's tennis team at the Tempe Collegiate Cup that is taking place at the Kiwanis Tennis Center in Tempe, Ariz.

    In the final tune-up before the official start to the 2019 season, the Horned Frogs had three players go 2-0 on the day across singles and doubles. Alex Rybakov and Alastair Gray teamed up to down the No. 22 ranked doubles pair of Andrea Bolla and Tim Ruehl of Arizona State, 6-3, while Reese Stalder and Bertus Kruger picked up where they left off last spring with a 6-3 win over the Sun Devil pair of Justin Roberts and Makey Rakotomalala.

    In singles action, the No. 14 ranked Rybakov breezed to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Roberts with Stalder and Gray also getting the straight-set victories as well. Stalder and Gray both needed tie breakers to finish off their matches with Stalder taking out Rakotomalala, 6-4, 7-6(5), while Gray picked up the 6-2, 7-6(4) win over Tim Ruehl. Luc Fomba picked up his first collegiate singles win as he defeated Bolla, 6-4, 6-4, to cap off the day for TCU.

    Quotes from the Match
    Head Coach David Roditi
    "It was great to get some good competition started. It's the fun time of the year and today was about getting ourselves closer to the competitive mode we will want. I believe we accomplished that. Arizona State also has some injuries and they will have a completely different lineup come ITA Kick-Off time at the end of the month. It was fun to see Luc Fomba get his first college win today. We will get together and see if we can build on what went well today and improve on what we didn't go well today."

    Match Results
    Singles competition
    #14 Alex Rybakov (TCU) def. Justin Roberts (AZST): 6-2, 6-1
    Reese Stalder (TCU) def. Makey Rakotomalala (AZST): 6-4, 7-6 (5)
    Luc Fomba (TCU) def. Andrea Bolla (AZST): 6-4, 6-4
    Alastair Gray (TCU) def. Tim Ruehl (AZST): 6-2, 7-6 (4)
    Nathan Ponwith (AZST) def. #69 Eduardo Roldan (TCU): 7-5, 6-1

    Doubles competition
    Alex Rybakov/Alastair Gray (TCU) def. #22 Andrea Bolla/Tim Ruehl (AZST): 6-3
    Reese Stalder/Bertus Kruger (TCU) def. Justin Roberts/Makey Rakotomalala (AZST): 6-3
    Stedman Strickland/Florian Broska (MST) def. Luc Fomba/Sander Jong (TCU): 6-4

    Up Next
    TCU will continue action at the Tempe Collegiate Cup by taking on opponents from Mississippi State and Illinois from Jan. 11-12.

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