For the second straight year, the TCU men’s tennis team has swept both the Big 12 regular season and tournament titles. The Frogs defeated Texas Tech 4-0 in the Big 12 Tournament Championship for the second consecutive year to win the title. The victory gives TCU its 8th Big 12 regular season or tournament title since joining the conference, 4 of which have come from men’s tennis, the most of any sport.
The Frogs got off to a strong start in doubles, leading all 3 courts 3-1 at one point. The #33 pair in the nation, Jerry Lopez and Reese Stalder of TCU, took down Connor Curry and Bjorn Thomson, ranked #13 nationally, 6-1 on Court 1. TCU then secured the doubles soon after as Cam Norrie and Trevor Johnson defeated Alex Sendegeya and Jackson Cobb 6-2 on Court 3.
With a 1-0 lead in hand, the Frogs continued their momentum in singles, capturing the first sets on 4 of the 6 courts. The most dominant 1st set came from Reese Stalder on Court 6, which he won 6-0. Trevor Johnson was the first TCU player to finish off their singles match, getting the 6-1, 6-3 victory on Court 5 to put the Frogs up 2-0.
Reese Stalder continued his impressive performance on Court 6 by winning his match 6-0, 6-1 to give TCU a 3-0 lead. No more than 10 seconds later, Cam Norrie, the #1 singles player in the nation, finished off his opponent 6-1, 6-3 on Court 1 to give the Frogs the 4-0 victory and the Big 12 Tournament title.
After securing today’s Big 12 title, TCU will now be looking toward the NCAA Tournament and are practically assured of hosting the first 2 rounds on the road to Athens, Georgia. The field will be announced on Tuesday at 4pm CT on NCAA.com.