Feb. 10, 2013
TULSA, Okla. – TCU’s men’s tennis team got back into the win column Sunday evening with a 5-0 win over Oral Roberts inside the University of Tulsa’s Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
The Horned Frogs improved to 6-3 on the year after falling to No. 17 Tulsa earlier in the day. ORU slipped to 0-5.
TCU swept all three doubles matches to open the match with a 1-0 lead. Facundo Lugones and Blake Wiggins, playing together for the first time this spring, took care of Parker Allen and Braxton Bates, 8-3.
Max Stevens and Rodolfo Bustamante, also pairing up for the first time, added an 8-5 triumph over Nathanil Avery and Fabian Zierleyn at No. 2 doubles before Nick Chappell and Will Stein got an 8-5 win of their own over Jason Mechali and Pedro Moreno on the top court.
TCU got rolling early in singles as Stein extended the lead to 2-0 with a 6-0, 6-0 dismissal of Avery at No. 5 singles. Bustamante made it 3-0 in favor of TCU with his 6-1, 6-0 downing of Moreno at No. 3 singles.
Playing at No. 2, Superlano dropped Mechali, 6-1, 6-1 to clinch TCU’s win just before Wiggins added his first win of the spring, a 6-3, 6-2 decision over Bates. The remaining two matches at Nos. 1 and 4 singles were unfinished with TCU leading both.
TCU returns to action Feb. 17 when it travels to Rice. First serve is set for 1:30 p.m., in Houston.
MATCH RESULTS – No. 68 TCU 5, Oral Roberts 0
No. 1 – Fabian Zierleyn (ORU) vs. Arnau Dachs (TCU), 2-6, 2-4, unfinished
No. 2 – Orlando Superlano (TCU) def. Jason Mechali (ORU), 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 – Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU) def. Pedro Moreno (ORU), 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 – Parker Allen (ORU) vs. Max Stevens (TCU), 4-6, 2-1, unfinished
No. 5 – Will Stein (TCU) def. Nathaniel Avery (ORU), 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 – Blake Wiggins (TCU) def. Braxton Bates (ORU), 6-3, 6-2
No. 1 – Nick Chappell/Will Stein (TCU) def. Jason Mechali/Pedro Moreno (ORU), 8-5
No. 2 – Max Stevens/Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU) def. Nathaniel Avery/Fabian Zierleyn (ORU), 8-5
No. 3 – Facundo Lugones/Blake Wiggins (TCU) def. Parker Allen/Braxton Bates (ORU), 8-3
TCU 6-3; National ranking #68
Oral Roberts 0-5
Order of finish: Singles (5,3,2,6,U,U); Doubles (3,2,1)