In case you missed it last week, TCU’s men’s tennis team captured their 2nd consecutive Big 12 regular season title. The star for the Frogs the past couple seasons has been Cam Norrie, who you can learn more about in this article written by Samantha Calimbahin last week.
Today, Cam was honored by being ranked as the #1 singles tennis player in men’s college tennis by the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings.
Cam surpassed Mikael Torpegaard for the top spot by going 2-0 in singles play last week. On Wednesday in Waco, Norrie defeated then-ranked #13 Juan Benitez of Baylor in 3 sets (6-4, 3-6, 6-1) en route to helping TCU defeat the Bears 4-1 to clinch a share of the Big 12 title.
On Saturday at home, Cam faced off against then-ranked #25 Christian Sigsgaard of Texas and defeated him in straight sets (6-2, 7-5) to help the Frogs take down the Longhorns 4-1 to finish conference play undefeated.
On top of being crowned the best singles player in collegiate men’s tennis, Norrie also picked up his 3rd Big 12 Player of the Week award for his efforts last week.
Norrie finished Big 12 play 10-0 in singles and doubles and has been a main driving force for the team this season.
As a team, TCU moved up from #9 to #4 in the nation in the latest team rankings, thanks in large part to their wins over previously-ranked #4 Baylor and #7 Texas. The Frogs travel to Norman as the #1 seed this weekend for the Big 12 Tournament and will open on Friday in the semifinals against the winner of Thursday’s match between 4th-seeded Texas and 5th-seeded host Oklahoma.
In addition to Norrie, Alex Rybakov moved up in the singles rankings 7 spots to #20 while Guillermo Nuñez fell 2 spots to #85. The Frogs also have 4 various doubles pairs ranked in the Top 50.