FORT WORTH, Texas – The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's tennis team suffered a tough loss tonight, falling 6-0 to No. 55 TCU in the indoor courts at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
The Islanders (12-8) and Horned Frogs (9-7) started out in singles action with TCU earning their first point of the day in No. 2 singles. Arnau Dachs, who is ranked No. 121 in the ITA singles rankings, topped Ricardo Mayagoitia 6-0, 6-3. Rodolfo Bustamante then defeated Javier Pujol, 6-4, 6-0, in No. 4 singles before Guillaume Rauseo fell to No. 107 Facundo Lugones, 6-2 and 7-6 (5) in the No. 3 slot. TCU clinched the match on court five after Trey Daniel garnered a straight-set victory, 6-4, 6-4, over Matt Westmoreland.
The Horned Frogs garnered the next two matches in three close sets. In No. 1 singles, Peter Nagy dropped a tight three-setter to No. 46 Nick Chappell. The junior came out strong to win 7-5 in the first set before coming up short 6-4 in the second set. In the third, Chappell edged Nagy 7-5 to hand Nagy just his third loss of the season in the No. 1 spot.
In the final singles match of the night, TCU's Andres Alfonzo squeezed past Philip Kuehnen in a super tiebreaker in the No. 6 spot. The freshman dropped the first set 6-4 before rallying back to win the second set 7-5. In the tiebreaker, Alfonzo defeated Kuehnen, 10-5.
The Islanders will now head to Austin, Texas, on Monday, March 31, to face No. 21 Oklahoma State.
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Tennis Match Results
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi vs. TCU
3/26/2014 at Fort Worth, Texas
#55 TCU 6, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi 0
1. #46 Nick Chappell (TCU) def. Peter Nagy (AMCC) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
2. #121 Arnau Dachs (TCU) def. Ricardo Mayagoitia (AMCC) 6-0, 6-3
3. #107 Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. Guillaume Rauseo (AMCC) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
4. Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU) def. Javier Pujol (AMCC) 6-4, 6-0
5. Trey Daniel (TCU) def. Matt Westmoreland (AMCC) 6-4, 6-4
6. Andres Alfonzo (TCU) def. Philip Kuehnen (AMCC) 6-4, 5-7, 10-5
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi 12-8
TCU 9-7; National ranking #55
Order of finish: Singles (2,4,3,5,1,6)