Men's Tennis Advances to Finals at C-USA Championships
April 18, 2003
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -
TCU advances to its first Conference USA Men's Tennis Championship match with a 4-1 win over South Florida. The Horned Frogs (15-7) were the second seed in the tournament.
The Horned Frogs were dominant in the doubles point. The team of Toni Gordon and Fabrizio Sestini defeated Renato Silvera and Paco Antelo, 8-3, at the top spot. Alex Menichini and Daniel Scholten won 8-2 at the no. 2 spot over Juan Barragan and Uli Kiendl, 8-2.
South Florida tied the match at one with a quick victory in the no. 2 singles. Antelo exacted some revenge for his loss in doubles with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Gordon. TCU responded, however, with wins at the no. 6 and no. then the no. 4 spot. Rafael Abreu beat Jorge Escallon, 6-3, 6-2 at the no. 6 just after Jacopo Tezza beat Andres Marold at the no. 4, 7-6, 6-3.
TCU's Menichini closed out the match with a win over Kiendl, 6-4, 6-4.
The Horned Frogs will play in the championship match against the winner of Louisville and Tulane at noon at Heyer Park. The Bulls (15-7) will play in the ninth place match at 9 a.m. at Heyer Park.
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(2) TCU 4, (3) SOUTH FLORIDA 1
D1: Gordon/Sestini (TCU) d. Silvera/Antelo (USF) 8-3 D2: Menichini/Daniel Scholten (TCU) d. Barragan/Kiendl (USF) 8-2 D3: Abreu/Martin (TCU) vs. Maroldt/Nadim Nasser (USF) DNF
S1: Alex Menichini (TCU) d. Uli Kiendl (USF) 6-4, 6-4
S2: Paco Antelo (USF) d. Toni Gordon (TCU) 6-2, 6-1
S3: Fabrizio Sestini (TCU) vs. Reanto Silvera (USF) DNF
S4: Jacopo Tezza (TCU) d. Andres Maroldt (USF) 7-6, 6-3
S5: Jacob Martin (TCU) vs. Juan Barragan (USF) DNF
S6: Rafael Abreu (TCU) vs. Jorge Escallon (USF) 6-3, 6-2