GoFrogs: Horned Frogs Suffer 4-2 Loss to Cal


Horned Frogs Suffer 4-2 Loss to Cal

Final Stats

FORT WORTH, Texas – The No. 2 TCU men’s tennis team suffered its first loss of the season, as they fell to No. 24 Cal, 4-2, on Sunday morning at the Weller Indoor Tennis Center in Austin, Texas.

The Horned Frogs (3-1) were able to snag the doubles point for the second day in a row and went up 2-0 in the match after a singles win at the top position by Cameron Norrie, but the Golden Bears (4-1) grabbed four straight-set singles victories in a row to steal the overall match win.

After splitting matches at the top two positions in doubles, TCU looked to Guillermo Nuñez and Alex Rybakov on court three to pull off the win. After trailing in their match, the duo came back to take a 7-5 win and secure the point for the Frogs.

The strong play continued into singles as No. 4 Norrie easily handed No. 3 Andre Goransson, 6-1, 6-3, but it was not enough, as the Golden Bears picked up wins at positions two, three, four and six to upend TCU in the final day of competition in Austin.

Quotes of the Match
Head Coach David Roditi
“Cal deserves all the credit. They flat out beat us and they were better than we were today. We must learn from it and get better as a team. They came committed and jumped all over us from the start. Our highlight was another good performance in doubles and a very good result for Cameron (Norrie) in singles. Every match lets us know where we are and Cal showed us exactly that. We have just a few days to get ready for a very competitive weekend in Virginia.”

Match Results
Cal vs TCU
Feb 07, 2016 at Austin, Texas
(Weller Indoor Tennis Center)
#24 Cal 4, #2 TCU 2

Singles competition
1. #4 Cameron Norrie (TCU) def. #3 Andre Goransson (CAL) 6-1, 6-3
2. #30 Florian Lakat (CAL) def. Alex Rybakov (TCU) 6-2, 6-2
3. #39 Billy Griffith (CAL) def. #24 Guillermo Nuñez (TCU) 6-4, 6-4
4. #86 Filip Bergevi (CAL) def. #109 Jerry Lopez (TCU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Eduardo Nava (TCU) vs. #54 Oskar Wikberg (CAL) 6-4, 5-5, unfinished
6. J.T. Nishimura (CAL) def. Reese Stalder (TCU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Doubles competition
1. Filip Bergevi/Florian Lakat (CAL) def. Trevor Johnson/Cameron Norrie (TCU) 6-3
2. Hudson Blake/Reese Stalder (TCU) def. Andre Goransson/Oskar Wikberg (CAL) 6-4
3. Guillermo Nuñez/Alex Rybakov (TCU) def. Billy Griffith/J.T. Nishimura (CAL) 7-5

Match Notes:
Cal 4-1; National ranking #24
TCU 3-1; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,2,4,3,6)

Up Next
TCU will travel to Charlottesville, Va., to compete in the 2016 ITA National Team Indoor Championships from Feb. 12-15.