TCU men's tennis prepares to host No. 19 Duke
March 13, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas - The No. 72 TCU men's tennis team will play host to No. 19 Duke on Wednesday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center at 1 p.m. The Frogs are currently in the midst of a seven-game losing streak with an overall record of 1-7, while the Blue Devils are 6-5 on the season.
Wednesday will mark the fifth time in the last six matches that the Frogs have faced a top 25 opponent. TCU is coming off of a 4-1 loss to No. 10 Oklahoma State, while Duke defeated No. 35 Texas A&M, 4-3, on Monday.
The doubles duo of Cosmin Cotet and Kriegler Brink has highlighted action in the past week for the Frogs. The tandem went 3-0 in the No. 1 position, including an upset of Oklahoma State's No. 54 ranked duo of D. Byrnes and Nedevyesov. Brink has also shined in singles play, recording wins over two ranked opponents in the No. 3 slot last week.
The Frogs will have their hands full Wednesday, as Duke features four ranked singles players and a ranked doubles duo. Kiril Dimitrov leads the Blue Devils at No. 36, followed by Peter Rodrigues (No. 63), Joey Atas (No. 95) and Dylan Arnould (No. 98). The tandem of Atas and David Goulet is ranked No. 11 in the nation.
TCU and Duke have met 13 times in the series dating back to 1981, with the Blue Devils holding an 8-5 advantage. The last time the two teams faced each other was on March 16, 2005, in Fort Worth, where No. 4 Duke escaped with a 4-3 win over No. 32 TCU.
Live stats and complete results of Wednesday's match will be available on www.gofrogs.com.