Men’s tennis falls to Oklahoma in first Big 12 loss of season


The TCU men’s tennis team fell 7-0 to Oklahoma Sunday, losing its first Big 12 match of the season.
The setback brought the Frogs to 16-6 on the year and 1-1 in the Big 12. While 11th-ranked Oklahoma improved to 15-5 on year and 2-0 in conference play.
“They have a good team and we didn’t handle the overall circumstances well,” head coach David Roditi said in a press release. “We will learn from it and be ready for Texas on Saturday. I know we can compete better than we did today.”
Oklahoma swept in the doubles point to secure a 1-0 Lead over TCU. 
The No. 79th ranked sophomore duo Nick Chappell and Will Stein fell short 8-4 against No. 29-ranked Costin Paval and Dane Webb on court one. 
At No. 3 doubles court, OU tandem Lawrence Formentera and Nick Papac proved too much for TCU pair Arnu Dachs and Orlando Superlano, 8-5 to clinch the point for OU.
As the match moved into singles play, OU extended its lead 2-0 after Axel Alvarez Llamas dropped Facundo Lugones at No. 4 singles. OU came within one point of clinching the match after a win in court six by Leonard Stakhovsky over Rodolfo Bustamante.
Nick Papac brought the match home for OU with a win over JT Sundling at No. 5 singles. 
After winning the match play continued at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 courts where wins at all courts gave OU it's 7-0 sweep.  The match was held indoors due to high wind conditions.
The Frogs will resume Big 12 play at home Friday against 16th-ranked University of Texas.