TCU Men's Tennis Defeats SMU; Advances to Finals
May 9, 2003
WACO, Texas - The 24th ranked TCU Horned Frogs defeated the SMU Mustangs 4-1 for the third time this season in the first round of the NCAA Regionals in Waco.
The Frogs are now 16-8 overall and will take on the winner of the Baylor/UTA match tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.
SMU won the doubles point leaving the Frogs at an early 0-1 disadvantage. Head Coach Joey Rivé said, "We came out a little slow. I was a little nervous after the doubles point. SMU came out looking solid and we were a little rusty."
TCU swept the singles matches beginning with Rafael Abreu's forfeit win over Ryan Mauck of SMU.
Doubles: #1 Toni Gordon/Fabrizio Sestini vs. Eric Cohn/Ryan Mauck 6-6 DNF #2 Johan Brunstrom/Henrik Soderberg (SMU) def. Alex Menichini/Daniel Scholten (TCU) 8-6 #3 Gwinyai Chingoka/ Peter Oredsson (SMU) def. Rafael Abreu/Jacob Martin (TCU) 8-3
SINGLES: #1 Menichini (TCU) vs. Chingoka (SMU) DNF #2 Gordon (TCU) def. Brunstrom (SMU) 7-5; 6-2 #3 Tezza (TCU) vs. Soderberg (SMU) DNF #4 Sestini (TCU) def. Aliis Rudzinski (SMU) 6-3; 6-4 #5 Abreu (TCU) def. Mauck (SMU) 6-0; DNF (Ret. Inj.) #6 Martin (TCU) def. Oredsson (SMU) 6-3; 6-3