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Red Raider Tennis falls to No. 3 TCU

(from Texas Tech Athletics)

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Texas Tech Red Raiders fell to the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

Both teams came out firing in doubles as TCU (5-0) took an early lead with a win on court one when No. 4 Sander Jong and Lui Maxted defeated Dimitrios Azoidis and Reed Collier, 6-2.

The Red Raiders (2-3) evened things up after Piotr Pawlak, and Franco Ribero earned a commanding win at court three against Sebastian Gorzny and Pedro Vives, 6-3.

It came down to court two, where Tyler Stewart and Olle Wallin were battling it out with Jake Fearnley and Luc Fomba. Both teams traded games until the TCU pair pulled out the win, 7-5, and gave TCU the doubles point.

With a 1-0 lead going into singles play, the Horned Frogs picked up another point after No. 28 Fomba defeated Azoidis on court three, 6-3, 6-2. Wallin would then drop his match at court one to No. 8 Fearnley by a 6-3, 6-3 score, giving the Horned Frogs a 3-0 advantage.

TCU would clinch the match with a victory at court two when Jong overtook Collier 6-2, 7-5. Ribero had just started his third set against Maxted as the Red Raiders were tied in sets with the Horned Frog, 6-2, 2-6, 1-1, when the match was finished.

The Red Raiders play two more matches next week as they travel to Kansas for a contest against Wichita State on Feb. 3, then head to Tulsa for a match on Feb. 5.

RESULTS
Singles
1. #8 Jake Fearnley (TCU) def. Olle Wallin (TTU), 6-3, 6-3
2. Sander Jong (TCU) def. Reed Collier (TTU), 6-2, 7-5
3. #28 Luc Fomba (TCU) def. Dimitrios Azoidis (TTU), 6-3, 6-2
4. Lui Maxted (TCU) vs. Franco Ribero (TTU), 2-6, 6-2, 1-1, unfinished
5. Tyler Stewart (TTU) vs. Tomas Jirousek (TCU), no result
6. Lorenzo Esquici (TTU) vs. Sebastian Gorzny (TCU), no result

Doubles
1. #4 Sander Jong/Lui Maxted (TCU) def. Reed Collier/Dimitrios Azoidis (TTU), 6-2
2. Jake Fearnley/Luc Fomba (TCU) def. Olle Wallin/Tyler Stewart (TTU), 7-5
3. Franco Ribero/Piotr Pawlak (TTU) def. Sebastian Gorzny/Pedro Vives (TCU), 6-3

Order of finish: Doubles (1, 3, 2); Singles (3, 1, 2)

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