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GoFrogs: No. 5 Men's Tennis Victorious to Begin 2022


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TCU Victorious to Begin 2022​

FORT WORTH – No. 5 TCU men's tennis (1-0) started the 2022 dual season with a 6-1 victory over UTRGV on Wednesday night inside the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. The Horned Frogs played with just five players, winning both doubles matches and all five singles courts without dropping a set. UTRGV's lone point in the match came via forfeit at No. 6 singles.

"It's great to finally get our season started," head coach David Roditi said. "We've been thinking about this date for a long time. Both teams had to deal with some issues with COVID, obviously us with only five players. It was great to get out there and compete. It was fun to see see the joy in our guys to be back playing again and get that win. I was proud of them. When you're down 1-0 before the match starts, that's a challenging situation and requires everyone to play well. Our guys did a great job in doubles to get up a break early and sustain that well. Now, we get one day to get ready for the best team in the country, the defending champions in Florida. We would love to have as many people out to support. We play at 6 o'clock, indoors. We'll take one court out so that fans can spread out and enjoy the match at court level. I'm glad we've got our first win of the season and can't wait to play in front of a big crowd Friday night. Go Frogs!"

TCU improves to 40-9 all-time in season openers and 10-2 under Coach Roditi.

  • TCU won its first doubles point of the season with victories at No. 1 and No. 2
  • Luc Fomba and Jake Fearnley were paired together for the first time in their careers, collecting a 6-0 win at No. 1.
  • Fomba improves his career record at No. 1 doubles to 13-7 while Fearnley progresses to 7-7.
  • Fearnley has won at least one doubles match at No. 1 in all three of his seasons at TCU.
  • This was Fearnley's second career 6-0 win at No. 1 doubles – also vs. Arizona (Jan. 26, 2020).
  • Fomba earned his first-career 6-0 win at No. 1 doubles. It is his second career bagel in dual play – also at Tulsa (March 6, 2020).
  • Lui Maxted and Sander Jong clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 victory at No. 2.
  • It was Maxted's first career victory for TCU in dual play.
  • Jong improves his doubles record to 24-9 in dual matches over the last three seasons and 33-19 in dual matches over his career.
  • TCU is 2-0 in doubles matches this season and is outscoring opponents 12-2.
Doubles Results
1. Luc Fomba/Jake Fearnley (TCU)
def. Izurieta, Carlo/Mello, Alberto (UTRGV) 6-0
2. Sander Jong/Lui Maxted (TCU) def. Hutchings, George/Whitehead, Sam (UTRGV) 6-2
3. No player/No player (UTRGV) def. No player/No player (TCU), by forfeit

Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

  • TCU won all five singles matches in straight sets with UTRGV taking a point via forfeit on court six.
  • Luc Fomba recorded a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles to improve his career record at No. 1 to 7-3.
  • It was his fourth career 6-0 set in singles dual action and the first time in his career to win a set 6-0 in both singles and doubles in the same match.
  • Sander Jong was the first match to finish, winning 6-2, 6-0 in his first career start at No. 2 singles.
  • It was his third career 6-0 set victory and first since his freshman season in 2019.
  • Tomas Jirousek recorded his first career victory at No. 3 singles: 6-1, 6-3.
  • It was his first career victory in the top half of the singles lineup after playing a majority of last season at No. 4.
  • Lui Maxted earned his first dual singles win as a collegiate athlete, taking down his opponent, 6-1, 7-5.
  • Maxted overcame 4-5 deficit, down a break in the second set, roaring back to win three games in a row, breaking his opponents serve twice in the run.
  • Jake Fearnley dominated his match at No. 5, winning 6-0, 6-1.
  • He improves his dual singles record to 15-8 as a Horned Frog.
  • This was his most dominant victory of his career, surpassing his previous best (6-0, 6-2) against Oklahoma last season (April 11, 2021).
  • TCU outscored the Vaqueros 37-15 and are 5-0 in singles matches this season.
Singles Results
1. Luc Fomba (TCU)
def. Izurieta, Carlo (UTRGV) 6-2, 6-0
2. Sander Jong (TCU) def. Whitehead, Sam (UTRGV) 6-2, 6-0
3. Tomas Jirousek (TCU) def. Williams, Te Kani (UTRGV) 6-1, 6-3
4. Lui Maxted (TCU) def. Hutchings, George (UTRGV) 6-1, 7-5
5. Jake Fearnley (TCU) def. Lawrance, Chris (UTRGV) 6-0, 6-1
6. No player (UTRGV) def. No player (TCU), by forfeit
Order of finish – 6, 2, 1, 5, 3, 4

Up Next
The Horned Frogs prepare to battle defending national champions and No. 1-ranked Florida on Friday at 6 p.m. inside Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. Admission to the match is free to the public. Free pizza will be provided courtesy of Buffalo Bros.

For more information on TCU men's tennis, visit gofrogs.com and follow the team on social media: @TCUMensTennis on twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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So it was COVID protocols and not injuries to Ruehl, Aguilar and Vives that left us with only 5 players. Hopefully, they'll all be back for #1 Florida on Saturday.