Men’s Tennis continues streak, sweeps Texas Tech for 10th straight win

The Frogs extended their streak to ten games with a sweep over No. 44 Texas Tech.

The Frogs extended their streak to ten games with a sweep over No. 44 Texas Tech.

By Robbie Vaglio

A strong performance in both doubles and singles action led the No. 9 Horned Frogs to their 10th straight victory with a 4-0 sweep over the No. 44 Texas Tech Red Raiders on Thursday night.

With this win, the Frogs move to 15-4 overall and 3-0 in conference action, the only team in the Big 12 with a perfect record.

“To beat a team like Texas Tech and the way we did says a lot about the way we are playing,” head coach David Roditi said.

The Frogs cruised through the doubles matches with two impressive wins. The dynamic duo of Cameron Norrie and Trevor Johnson continued their undefeated streak, opening the match with a 6-3 win, and No. 59 Reese Stalder and Jerry Lopez picked up one of their biggest wins of the season, clinching the doubles point against the No. 12 pair of Connor Curry and Bjorn Thomson.

TCU had the same dominance in singles action, winning the first set on five of the six courts. Johnson, playing in only his second singles match of the season, put the Frogs up 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-0 win. No. 3 Norrie was nearly unstoppable, cruising to a 6-0, 6-1 win against No. 33 Jolan Cailleau for his 14th win of the season and 12th over a ranked opponent. Stalder clinched the win with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Rory Hyrkkonen.

Following the game, Coach Roditi praised their team’s toughness to close out points and the improvement of the team as a whole. “We must have won 90 percent of the deuce points especially at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. It’s a good sign for us that we are winning at the bottom of the lineup. That is something that we didn’t have earlier this season. That is a great sign that we are getting healthier and the guys are getting better.”

The Frogs’ next match is their final road match of the regular season as they travel to Waco for a showdown with Baylor on Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m.

“It doesn’t get any tougher than playing Baylor at Baylor,” Roditi said. “We have been there before and we know what to expect. We will be ready for it.”