Men’s tennis enters NCAA Tournament as No. 10 seed


Bertus Kruger Photo by Jack Wallace

By Jack Wallace

Juan Martin celebrates a won point against Texas on April 6, 2019. Photo by Jack Wallace

The No. 9 TCU men’s tennis team will get a shot at redemption when they host the first and second rounds of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships this weekend.

The Frogs will look to avenge their first-round exit in the Big 12 Tournament to Oklahoma State, 2-4.

The No. 10 Horned Frogs will play the No. 39 Harvard Crimson, the Ivy League runner-ups, in the first round.

In men’s tennis’ 45-year tenure, the Frogs have earned a postseason bid in 30 of them, including each of the last five years.

TCU has reached the NCAA semifinals on four occaisions, the last coming in 2015. Since that appearnce, TCU has reached the Sweet 16 or Elite 8 rounds the last three seasons.

The Frogs’ matchup against Harvard is the second against an Ivy League team this season, the other being a 4-1 home victory over the Columbia Lions.

The match begins at 5:00 p.m. this Friday at the Bayard H. Freeman Tennis Center and admission is free to the public. A link to live streaming is provided here.