Alex Menichini Snags C-USA Men's Tennis Athlete of the Month
Oct. 3, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas
TCU senior Alex Menichini was named Conference USA Men's Tennis Athlete of the Month Friday for his performance in September. The nation's 47th-rated contender, Menichini posted a 3-1 record at the Baylor Intercollegiate last weekend. In his first match, he defeated Oscar Roman of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 6-3, 6-4, and then ousted No. 99 and 12th-seeded Matija Zgaga of Baylor, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. For his quarterfinal match-up, Menichini upended Nick Goldberg of Brown, 6-2, 6-2. His run ended in the semifinals with a loss to the No. 1 player in the country, Baylor's Benedikt Dorsch, 6-4, 7-6 (6).
"This is a great achievement for Alex," said Head Coach Joey Rivé. "We're expecting big things from him this year, and I'm happy he was honored. Alex has been working hard and playing a lot of tennis, which has really elevated his level of play and the team's as well."
Menichini will see his next action in the main draw of the Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 9 at the Champions Club. The Calabasas, Calif., native is already in the main draw of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's first national championship event on tap for 2003-04. He is the first Horned Frog since Esteban Carril to compete in the main draw.