COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The TCU men’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision on the road to No. 12 Texas A&M Friday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.
“I thought our doubles showed a lot of improvement tonight and our freshmen competed well,” TCU head coach David Roditi said. “The last three players on court were freshmen. We lost to a good team tonight, but now we will head home and get ready to host Arizona next week.”
The Horned Frogs (4-6) had a tough time solving Texas A&M in doubles play, falling at all three positions. The Aggies squad of Naill Angus and Jeremy Efferding topped TCU’s team of Daniel Sanchez and Max Stevens at the No. 3 court, while the Frogs’ top team of Will Stein and JT Sundling fell to TAMU’s pairing of Junior Ore and Jackson Withrow.
Texas A&M continued to play strong in the singles portion of the match. Angus put the Aggies up 2-0 in the team score with a straight set win against TCU freshman Blake Wiggins, 6-1, 6-3. Junior JT Sundling was the next Frog to fall, dropping a 6-2, 6-2 score to TAMU’s Colin Hoover at the No. 2 position. The Aggies sealed the team win with a 6-2, 6-3 win at the No. 4 court.
Freshman Facundo Lugones was the brightest spot for the Frogs Friday, scratching out a 6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (6) win while playing at the No. 3 position for the first time in his career. The Buenos Aires, Argentina native has now won three-consecutive singles matches and owns a 5-3 record this spring.
TCU will return to Fort Worth to host Arizona on March 2 the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. First serve is set for 5:30 p.m.