Dave Roditi has done it again, as the Horned Frogs raised the Big 12 Tennis trophy Thursday night in front of a raucous crowd at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth.
The Frogs came into the match against #23 Baylor ranked sixth in the country, an achievement in itself after losing current pro Cameron Norrie last off-season. But TCU Tennis wasn’t happy with just competing in the conference, they endeavored to win it - again- something they accomplished with their 4-1 victory over the Bears.
It was their 11th consecutive win of the season, a streak that started on March 8th with a win over Penn. During that stretch, the Frogs dispatched #17 Duke, #12 Florida, #9 Columbia, #6 Texas A&M, #20 Texas, and #11 Oklahoma State. Sitting at 16-3 overall and 4-0 in conference play, TCU has won the regular season crown for the second consecutive year after breaking through with a tournament championship in 2016.
Wearing the now iconic Dave Roditi hat, players jubilantly raised the trophy once again:
Roditi, who has been masterful since arriving at TCU as the head coach eight seasons ago, has not only been successful on the court, but completely revolutionized the tennis program at TCU through recruiting in the program and fan involvement around it. Active on social media, Roditi - who played his collegiate tennis for the Frogs before a successful pro career - has made the sport a destination on campus, and Thursday they played in front of a packed house once again.
TCU will enter the Big 12 Tournament as the #1 seed, regardless of what happens in their final match against Texas Tech in Lubbock Sunday. The conference tournament will take place at the Texas Tennis Center in Austin April 27th-29th.