Jacopo Tezza Named Co-C-USA Tennis Athlete of the Week
March 4, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU's freshman phenom Jacopo Tezza was named the Conference USA co-Athlete of the Week for the period ending March 3. He shares the title with Renato Silveira of South Florida.
Jacopo is 9-1 overall this season, losing only four sets out of 22 this season and dropping only one match.
Tezza helped lead the Frogs to wins over East Carolina and #30 Louisville this past weekend at the C-USA Shootout. At the No. four singles position, he defeated Paulo Baumer of ECU 6-4; 7-6 (8-6 Tiebreaker) and Matt Mayer of Louisville 6-4; 4-6; 6-2.
Tezza came to TCU in January, playing collegiate tennis for the first time on January 24. He had limited experience on hardcourt surfaces, but had been successful on clay court surfaces at home in Verona, Italy.
Tezza will be in action as the Frogs travel to Dallas to take on the SMU Mustangs Wednesday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m.