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Tennis team takes on three weekend matches

The upcoming weekend is a busy one for the men’s and women’s tennis teams. The men’s team will host the No. 24 Tulsa Golden Hurricane today, and the women will face the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday and the Fighting Illini of the University of Illinois on Sunday.

The men’s team boasts a 4-2 record in match play this season. Because of the recent stretch of bad weather, the Horned Frogs haven’t played a match in almost two weeks.

Head coach Dave Borelli said Tulsa is probably a better team than its No. 24 ranking indicates.

“Now is the push to start beating teams to try to get back up in the rankings,” Borelli said.

Some Horned Frogs aren’t phased by the task of taking on the Golden Hurricane.

“I think we have a really big chance we are going to win,” junior Emanuel Brighiu said.

The Horned Frogs beat Tulsa once last year and are confident they can win, Brighiu said. He said his main working point for the weekend’s match is to maintain focus throughout the duration of the match.

The Lady Frogs are coming off of a tough streak of matches, having faced seven top-50 teams, and they are looking to rebound against Texas A&M and Illinois.

The Aggies are coming off a 4-3 loss to the University of South Florida, and the Fighting Illini beat No. 53 Harvard, 5-2, Sunday.

Junior Katariina Tuohimaa, the No. 56 ranked women’s tennis player in the country this season, leads the No. 32 Lady Frogs.

Men’s Tennis

TCU vs. Tulsa

When: 1 p.m. today

Where: Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center

Women’s Tennis

TCU vs. Texas A&M

When: Noon Saturday

Where: Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center

TCU vs. Illinois

When: Noon Sunday

Where: Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center

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