Sporting one of the best fanbases in the country, TCU Men's Tennis has ridden some late season momentum to a berth in the NCAA Tennis Final Four. The Frogs, who reached 25 wins for the fourth time in program history, will take on Big 12 foe and #1 ranked Oklahoma Monday for a chance to play for a National Championship.
Led by Coach David Roditi, a TCU Tennis alum who took over the lead position for the Frogs in 2010, the team headed in to postseason play as the #6 team in the country, and held a five seed in the tourney. TCU beat the 12th seeded Demon Deacons to set up the matchup with the Tar Heels, avenging a loss to Wake Forest that occurred just before spring break. The defeat seemed to ignite the Frogs, propelling them in to the post season as one of the hottest squads in the country.
The 4-1 match victory over UNC was a senior-led affair, as five seniors scored the four points - three in singles and two in doubles play. The man of the match was TCU senior Nick Chappell, who started the day by defeating Tar Heel's ace Brayden Schnur, who is the #11 ranked player in the country. Chappell would then lead the Frogs to a doubles victory with partner Facundo Lugones, a partnership that had only recently been formed, but has produced positive results.
The other match results, as found on GoFrogs.com: