Horned Frogs lose close match to Utah State

first_imgFacebook A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ ReddIt Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Linkedin Previous articleTCU VGP (PAX South 2017 Special)Next articleWeekend sports round-up: January 28-29 Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Branson Nelson Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. Guillermo Nunez hits a forehand in Sunday’s loss to Utah State (Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com) Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ + posts Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket Twitter Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title printThe TCU men’s tennis team dropped a close match against the Utah State Aggies on Sunday with a score of 4-3. The No. 12 ranked Horned Frogs welcomed the Aggies to Fort Worth over the weekend as a part of the 2017 ITA Kick-Off Weekend.The Horned Frogs got off to a quick start taking the doubles point to open the afternoon, winning 2 of the 3 doubles matches. Reese Stadler and Jerry Lopez won the No. 1 doubles match 6-0, while Alex Rybakov and Guillermo Nuñez topped their Aggie opponents 6-3.After taking the 1-0 lead, the Horned Frogs would lose the next two singles points on courts six and two.Down 2-1, TCU’s No. 1 singles player, sophomore Alex Rybakov, defeated Kai Wehnelt of USU handedly, 6-0, 6-1. With the match even at two points each, the Horned Frogs briefly took the lead as senior Jerry Lopez, No. 101 in the ITA rankings, beat Jaime Barajas 6-1, 6-3.TCU would go on to lose the last two singles points in matches that went three sets each, resulting in a 4-3 final score.While the upset was clearly a disappointment, head coach David Roditi made sure to acknowledge the positives. “We have players playing for us that are giving it their all,” Roditi said. “We have over a week to get better tennis wise and body wise.”The Horned Frogs fell to 2-2 on the season after the loss on Sunday. “We know it’s a long season and we will continue to improve,” Roditi said.TCU opened the season with a 4-2 loss at No. 13 Northwestern before going on to sweep Tulsa on the road and The University of the Pacific in Fort Worth.The Frogs will be back in action on Feb. 7 at 5:30 when they host Midwestern State University.last_img

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