Men’s Tennis Secures outright Big 12 Championship


Frogs win back to back conference titles with win over Longhorns.

By Robbie Vaglio

The No. 9 Horned Frogs defeated the No. 7 Texas Longhorns 4-1 for the team’s fifth win over a top-ranked team this season and their 12th consecutive victory to claim the outright Big 12 Championship and push their record to 17-4 overall and 5-0 in conference play this season.

The Frogs battled through the tightly contested doubles match, winning both matches 6-4 for their 10th straight doubles point. The No. 34 pair of Jerry Lopez and Reese Stalder won their first match. Cameron Norrie and Trevor Johnson claimed the doubles point for the Frogs with their sixth consecutive win.

“It’s exciting to win the conference and everyone knows what we have gone through this year and to have the resilience to hang in there and win such a tough conference is amazing,” Coach Roditi said. “I am happy for the guys, we just have to keep getting better.”

The Frogs took the first set on five of the six courts during singles matches and quickly earned a 3-0 lead with quick wins on courts one and six. Trevor Johnson continued his undefeated season with a 6-3, 6-3 victory, while No. 2 Norrie (now No. 1)  defeated his 14th ranked opponent of the season 6-2, 7-5. No. 27 Alex Rybakov won his 17th straight match with a straight set win to clinch the match.

“It was a fell fought match and deserving of the Big 12 title,” Roditi said.

This match wraps up the regular season for the Horned Frogs as they claim the outright Big 12 title. TCU earned the No. 1 seed and a bye in the first round of the Big 12 Championship. The tournament runs from April 27-30 in Norman, Okla.