FORT WORTH -- No. 1 TCU men's tennis (25-4) prepares for a Saturday afternoon dual against No. 20 NC State (20-9) in the NCAA Tournament Super Regional. The Horned Frogs have reached the Sweet 16 for the seventh consecutive postseason with the hopes of reaching its fifth Quarterfinals in the...
GoFrogs: Men's Tennis vs. NC State NCAA Super Regional Preview
FORT WORTH -- No. 1 TCU men's tennis (25-4) prepares for a Saturday afternoon dual against No. 20 NC State (20-9) in the NCAA Tournament Super Regional. The Horned Frogs have reached the Sweet 16 for the seventh consecutive postseason with the hopes of reaching its fifth Quarterfinals in the last seven postseasons with a win at 3 p.m. Saturday.
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The Horned Frogs are making their 32nd all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament and their first as the No. 1 overall seed. TCU defeated Drake and Utah in the regional round, both via 4-0 sweeps, the first time the Frogs have swept the opening two rounds since the 2016 season and just the third time doing so this century.
TCU is playing for a spot in the NCAA Quarterfinals in Champaign, Ill. next week. It would be the Frogs' fifth Elite 8 appearance in the last seven seasons, which would be the most of any program in the nation.
Freshman Pedro Vives leads all Horned Frogs with three overall victories to this point in the NCAA Tournament (two doubles, one singles). Sophomore Tomas Jirousek is the only Frog to have won both of his singles matches this tournament, winning by a combined score of 24-7. TCU is 4-0 in doubles matches this tournament and have won 16 of 19 completed singles sets.
SCOUTING THE OPPOSITION
No. 20 NC State earned its way into the Super Regional with a 4-0 victory over No. 65 Liberty and a 4-3 win over No. 16-seed Middle Tennessee State. This is their second all-time appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16 and the first since 2007. TCU is 4-0 all-time against the Wolfpack with the only meeting this century coming at ITA Indoor Nationals in 2020, TCU won that match, 4-0, spurring a 15-match win streak that extended into the start of the 2021 season.
No. 12 Luc Fomba (TCU)
No. 18 Juan Carlos Aguilar (TCU)
No. 72 Sander Jong (TCU)
No. 92 Jake Fearnley (TCU)
No. 98 Rafael Iziquierdo Luque (NC State)
No. 104 Lui Maxted (TCU)
No. 1 Luc Fomba / Jake Fearnley (TCU)
No. 10 Lui Maxted / Sander Jong (TCU)
No. 11 Lui Maxted / Pedro Vives (TCU)
No. 54 Fons Van Sambeek / Martins Rocens (NC State)
No. 63 Luca Staeheli / Robin Catry (NC State)
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