Given the demise of The FrogHorn (my old site for TCU tennis threads), I've decided to migrate back over to KFC to do it, thereby merging all TCU tennis fans back to one common site. I've been at KFC since 1997 although have only participated sporadically for the last few years. Welcome to all Frog fans to this tennis thread! And thanks to all those who contributed at the old site! Obviously, the COVID crisis caused major changes to the entire sport, including the cancellation of the Spring college season, the Big 12 season and the NCAA's as well as the cancellation of virtually all pro events for the last 5 months. The ITA and the ATP et. al. are still dealing with all the issues, so it remains fairly unclear how everything is going to be developed, but the good news is that tennis is back around the world and is trying to get back (somewhat) to "normal." We'll try to follow both the current Frog team as well as all the various ex-Frogs who have been active in the pros. Let's start with the current team. To recap, the Frogs were 12-4 when the season was cancelled in March, with W's over #25 Arizona State, Florida Atlantic, Arizona, #10 NC State, #6 A&M, SMU, #40 USF, #14 Mississippi, #8 Stanford, Tulsa, Tulane and Rice and L's to #16 Michigan, Virginia, #1 North Carolina and #1 USC (all rankings at the time of the match). We had climbed into the Top 8 and were looking good for both hosting a NCAA regional and, if we won, hosting a super-regional as well. In the Big 12, both defending national champs Texas and Baylor looked like tough upcoming competition. From 2016-18, we had won three consecutive Big 12 championships but had that streak snapped in 2019. Despite losing Cameron Norrie and Alex Rybakov in recent years to the pros, our new roster was hitting its stride just as the season got cancelled. This included Alastair Gray (U.K.), Luc Fomba (France), Tadeas Paroulek (Czechia), Jacob Fearnley (U.K.), Bertus Kruger (South Africa), Sander Jong (Netherlands), Tomas Jirousek (Czechia), Eduardo Roldan (Mexico), Juan Martin (Argentina) and Max Kurzban (Kansas). David Roditi remains Head Coach and Devin Bowen Assistant Coach. Luckily, all players retained their eligibility, so they all can come back - we don't know as yet whether all will. Team competition doesn't begin until the Spring and, hopefully, the pandemic will have eased by then. The Spring schedule is usually announced the first week or so of September - I suspect Roditi is working on it right now. The fall college season is usually a series of tourneys, highlighted by the Masters, the ITA Regionals and Nationals and the All-American (in Tulsa). Many players opt out of the college tourneys (no money) and play pro tourneys instead, but that'll be problematic this year, so maybe there'll actually be more of a fall season. In a major announcement, the ITA has completely changed this fall's schedule. There will now be a series of select singles events (only 16 or 32 players at most) in a Fall Circuit that will last for 10 weeks starting 9/18 at over 150 sites. Social distancing, testing etc... will be required. The Masters has been folded into that and the All-American has been canceled (the AAC suspended their fall season entirely). So, in about 3 weeks or so, our Frogs may (or may not) be playing in some of these tourneys. We'll see. Eligibility will be determined by UTR rankings. The pro season has resumed. This week, the ATP is in Cincinnati and ATP#77 Cameron Norrie won 2 qualies (over M. Kukushkin and K. Majchrsak) before falling in the Round of 64 (first round) to Reilly Opelka. When COVID hit, the Camster was streaking for a #50 ranking in order to qualify for the Olympics - but all that went away. Now, he's hoping to do well at the upcoming U.S. Open, for which his current ranking should secure a berth into.the main draw. The ITF is now only beginning to resume and only a handful (mostly European) tourneys have been scheduled as yet. Consequently, all of our other Frog pros haven't been playing and may (or may not) be returning, depending on whether they have any money. Here is a listing of the current ATP singles rankings of all (I think) Frogs as we (hopefully) emerge from COVID: 77. Cameron Norrie 436. Nick Chappell 470. Alex Rybakov 529. Gerardo Lopez Villasenor (o Jerry Lopez si prefiere ingles) 812. Tomas Jirousek 855. Tadeas Paroulek 1013. Jacob Fearnley 1064. Reese Stalder 1089. Alastair Gray The ATP rankings vary from the UTR, which vary from the (newish) ITF rankings as well, each of which depend on a variety of factors which it is not necessary to go into now. Hopefully, over the next few weeks and months, we'll have some tennis to follow. TCU is, most definitely, a tennis school and there is a lot to follow if they ever begin playing regularly again. All contributions welcome!