Raiders fall to TCU, 4-3
Zito knocks off nationally-ranked opponent at No. 1 singlesMarch 15, 2014 · @MTAthletics
FORT WORTH, Texas - The Middle Tennessee men's tennis team fell to No. 43 TCU, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon in Fort Worth. In the defeat, the Blue Raiders fall to 4-10 on the spring.
Junior Ettore Zito picked up a win at No. 1 singles over the Horned Frogs' Nick Chappell, ranked No. 54 in the country in singles play. The Blue Raiders also received a win at No. 4 singles from junior Victor Hoang and at No. 6 from freshman Sam Matheson.
The two teams split the six singles matches on the day, with the Horned Frogs taking the doubles point by winning the two completed matches.
The Blue Raiders return to action on Thursday when they host Austin Peay at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center at 2 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
Middle Tennessee vs TCU
3/15/2014 at Fort Worth, Texas
#43 TCU 4, Middle Tennessee 3
1. Ettore Zito (MT) def. #54 Nick Chappell (TCU) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5
2. #99 Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. David Fox (MT) 6-4, 6-1
3. #109 Arnau Dachs (TCU) def. Victor Cornea (MT) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5)
4. Victor Hoang (MT) def. Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
5. Trey Daniel (TCU) def. Aaron Jumonville (MT) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
6. Sam Matheson (MT) def. Will Stein (TCU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
1. #13 Nick Chappell/Will Stein (TCU) def. #43 Victor Cornea/David Fox (MT) 8-7 (7-4)
2. Arnau Dachs/Trey Daniel (TCU) vs. Yannick Born/Aaron Jumonville (MT) 5-3, unfinished
3. Hudson Blake/Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. Victor Hoang/Ettore Zito (MT) 8-1
Middle Tennessee 4-10
TCU 8-5; National ranking #43
Order of finish: Doubles (3); Singles (2,5,4,1,3,6)
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