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GoFrogs: No. 6 Men's Tennis Takes Down Oklahoma 4-0

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    GoFrogs: No. 6 Men's Tennis Takes Down Oklahoma 4-0

    FORT WORTH – No. 6 TCU men's tennis (3-0) earned its spot in the 2021 Indoor National Championships with a 4-0 sweep over Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon inside the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth. The Horned Frogs won all six completed matches in a strong showing against the Sooners. TCU remains undefeated in dual singles play, 11-0. Its best start to a season since 2008.

    TCU is one of eight teams to earn a place at Indoor Nationals, in Champaign, Ill. next month (Feb. 12-14). It is the third consecutive year the Horned Frogs have qualified for the tournament, the second-longest streak in program history (nine straight from 1989-97). This is the 18th Indoor National appearance for TCU.

    "Using coach Devin Bowen's words to the team 'the team played a full match today'," head coach David Roditi said. "OU has a lot of young talent, they are well coached, plus they were coming off a great win over Wake Forest. But our players were ready for it. I felt coach Bowen and coach Siddiqui did a great job to improve the doubles play from yesterday, and those doubles team played very well. That was a big point. Every team is dealing with issues this season, I thought our team and our medical staff spent a lot of time and energy in order for us to get through this regional and qualify for the elite 8 at national indoors in a few weeks. I want to thank all the tennis center staff, our "do it all" King Jonathan Pham, medical staff and everybody that has worked overtime so we get to battle and compete here at home. Now it is our job to continue to get better, get healthy, get stronger and see if we have a stronger team at nationals in mid-February. The best 8 teams will be there and we know that. Go Frogs!"

    TCU has now won 12 consecutive dual matches dating back to last season. It has been 345 days since TCU's last defeat.

    • TCU won the doubles point for the second time this season with wins at No. 3 and No. 1
    • It was the first win in which none of the completed matches required 10 or more games.
    • Alastair Gray and Luc Fomba defeated their opponents from Oklahoma, 6-3.
    • Gray/Fomba remain undefeated since becoming a doubles team, improving to 5-0.
    • They have now won four of their five matches in nine games or less.
    • No. 24 Sander Jong/Tadeas Paroulek clinched the doubles point at No. 2 doubles.
    • It was their second win of the season. They are now 2-2.
    • TCU is now 10-5 in doubles matches this season
    • TCU has won two of three doubles points this season
    • The Horned Frogs are 5-3 in dual doubles matches.
    Doubles Results
    1. Luc Fomba/Alastair Gray (TCU) def. Max Stewart/Jake Van Emburgh (OU) 6-3
    2. #24 Sander Jong/Tadeas Paroulek (TCU) vs. Nathan Han/Alex Martinez (OU) 5-4
    3. Juan Martin/Bertus Kruger (TCU) def. Welsh Hotard/Mark Mandlik (OU) 6-2
    Order of finish: 3, 1

    • TCU clinched the dual victory with wins at No. 3, No. 2 and No. 1.
    • Sander Jong recorded his third dual singles victory of the season at No. 3. He is now 3-0.
    • Jong improved his career record at No. 3 singles to 4-0 with the win.
    • He has not lost a set in dual play this season (6-0).
    • Alastair Gray won his match at No. 1 singles, improving his season record to 3-0.
    • He is now 13-2 at No. 1 singles in his career.
    • Gray improves his career win total to 97 (doubles and singles included) – the most on the active roster.
    • He clinched the dual, 4-0. His first clinch of the 2021 season.
    • Gray and Jong have worked quickly all season. They are the only Horned Frogs to have registered a singles point in all three matches.
    • Luc Fomba recorded his first ranked singles win of the new year when he defeated No. 69 Mason Beiler, 6-3, 7-5.
    • It was the 30th dual singles win of his career. He is 30-7 (81.1 percent) all-time in dual singles play.
    • Fomba improves to 8-2 over his career at No. 2 singles.
    Singles Results
    1. #21 Alastair Gray (TCU) def. Mark Mandlik (OU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
    2. #47 Luc Fomba (TCU) def. #69 Mason Beiler (OU) 6-3, 7-5
    3. #123 Sander Jong (TCU) def. Jake Van Emburgh (OU) 6-3, 6-3
    4. Tomas Jirousek (TCU) vs. Alex Martinez (OU) 6-2, 3-6, unfinished
    5. Bertus Kruger (TCU) vs. Justin Schlageter (OU) 7-5, 5-4, unfinished
    6. Juan Martin (TCU) vs. Nathan Han (OU) 1-0, unfinished
    Order of finish – 3, 2, 1

    Up Next
    TCU returns to the regularly scheduled dual season with a non-conference battle against Baylor on January 31. The match will be played in Waco. The Horned Frogs and Bears will meet again, in conference action on April 18, in Fort Worth.

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

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