Alex Menichini Selected for Individual NCAA Singles Tournament
May 6, 2004
FORT WORTH, Texas
Senior Alex Menichini from the 16th-ranked TCU men's tennis team has been selected to participate in the 2004 NCAA Singles Championship. He is the first Horned Frog to compete in the event since 2001 when Trace Fielding played in the singles and doubles tournaments. Menichini is currently ranked No. 48 in the country. The event takes place over May 26-31 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the campus of Tulsa. A draw for the championship will not be set until the team competition has concluded May 25.
Esteban Carril is the only Frog to advance beyond the round of 16 in the singles championship. Carril made his run into the quarterfinals in 1999. Should Menichini win two matches in the tournament, he would assure himself All-America honors. Nineteen Horned Frogs have achieved All-America status, the last three of which came in 2001 when Carril earned his third in a row in singles and Fielding and Jimmy Haney received their first in doubles.