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Frogs fall to Santa Clara 4-3

TCU won doubles but lost the first set in all six single matches Sunday, losing the match 4-3 against Santa Clara University at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

“I’m proud of the way our guys fought, but we still aren’t seeing the production out of some key players,” head coach David Roditi said.

In doubles, the Frogs won at the No. 1 and No. 3 courts.

Senior Daniel Sanchez and sophomore Max Stevens won 8-6 against Santa Clara juniors Eugene Muchynski and Tom Pham. It was the second consecutive day Sanchez and Stevens won their doubles matches.

Another 8-6 win went to senior Paul Chappell and junior JT Sundling against Broncos sophomore John Lamble and freshman Ilya Osintsev, putting the Frogs at a 1-0 advantage.

Freshmen Will Stein and Blake Wiggins did not finish their match against Santa Clara seniors Kyle Dandan and Nicolas Vinel because of the wins from Chappell and Sundling, and Sanchez and Stevens.

Four matches were lost in the first set of singles, but the Frogs held on to clinch a third set.
Sundling held on to a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 win against Lamble and said he felt good playing his matches.

TCU freshman Facundo Lugones lost against junior Tom Pham at the No. 4 court while Vinel took the point for the Broncos against Sanchez. The teams tied the match at 2-2.

At the No. 1 court, freshman Nick Chappell defeated Dandan in (3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3). Nick won three out of the four final points in the tiebreaker set, which put the Frogs in 3-2.

Osintsev took the two-set match against Paul with (6-4, 6-1). The teams tied the match again at 3-3.

The final match determined the winner with Stein against Muchynski. Although Muchynski won the first set 6-3, Horned Frog player Stein earned a 6-4 win. But the final set went to the Broncos in a 6-3 win.

Despite the loss, Sundling said Stein played an amazing match.

“We need to have a strong week of practice this week,” Roditi said. “The attention to detail is what cost us this weekend because the margin of victory and defeat was slim.”

The Frogs will play Wichita State University Saturday at the indoor courts in the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. The match will start at 1 p.m.

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