TCU men's tennis head coach Dave Borelli has announced the addition of former TCU standout Radu Barbu as student assistant coach. Barbu starred for the Horned Frogs from 2005-07.
"I'm really excited to have Radu as part of our team," said Borelli. "Radu was such an important part of our team chemistry last season, as we were 1-7 without him in the lineup and 9-5 when he returned to our lineup. Not only was his play a factor in our success, but also his presence. He'll be a big help for our team this season."
As a member of the men's tennis team, Barbu went 35-27 overall in singles play in three seasons and 31-20 in dual matches, including a 10-3 mark last season. As a senior, Barbu recorded an undefeated 6-0 mark in regular season Mountain West Conference play and earned MWC Player of the Week honors.
Barbu also excelled in doubles play with TCU, notching an overall record of 36-21 and a dual mark of 28-18. In 2006, Barbu went 16-3 overall in doubles, including an 11-1 dual mark when playing with Cosmin Cotet. In total, Barbu earned 67 singles and doubles victories as a Horned Frog.
Barbu is a native of Pitesti, Romania, and plans to earn his undergraduate degree from TCU in December of 2007.