Men's Tennis Defeats TCU 5-2
Feb. 26, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas – The #12 Pepperdine men’s tennis team picked up its second win of the week, topping #51-ranked TCU 5-2 on Tuesday afternoon. Although the Horned Frogs picked up the doubles point, the Waves rebounded convincingly in singles.
Pepperdine, coming off a 5-2 triumph against Florida State on Sunday, improves to 8-2 on the season with today’s win over TCU. The Horned Frogs fall to 7-4.
The home team took the early advantage, sweeping the doubles point to take a one point lead.
The Waves promptly took back control in singles, winning all six opening sets. Sebastian Fanselow (Essen, Germany/Kaplan College Prep), listed at #7 in the ITA singles poll, downed Nick Chappell 6-2, 6-1, while newly ranked #87 Francis Alcantara (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines/Fresno State) posted a straight-set victory over Orlando Superlano.
Rounding out Pepperdine’s wins for the day was Finn Tearney (Wellington, New Zealand/Wellington College), who chalked a 6-3, 6-4 decision against Arnau Dachs.
The Waves’ Spring Break schedule continues on Thursday, Feb. 28 with a dual at San Diego State, followed by the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship in La Jolla, Calif. on March 1-3.
Pepperdine vs TCU
Pepperdine 8-2; National ranking #12
TCU 7-4; National ranking #51
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,4,5,3,2,6)