Men's Tennis Falls at No. 13 TCU, 4-1
Feb. 26, 2005
FT. WORTH, Texas - Despite a straight set 6-3, 6-3 win from senior Alex Bucewicz over No. 22 Fabrizio Sestini, the men's tennis team (4-6, 1-1) dropped a 4-1 decision to No. 13 TCU in Ft. Worth, Saturday.
The Tigers started out strong in doubles as the doubles duo of Mark Finnegan and Alex Jago picked up their eighth straight win of the year, 8-5, at No. 3 over the team of Radu Barbu and Jacopo Tezza (TCU's No. 3 and 2 singles players, respectively). But TCU came back to get an 8-5 win at No. 2 doubles and a clash between two ranked doubles teams went to a tiebreaker, where the no. 13 ranked team of Rafael Abreu and Sestini downed the No. 58 Memphis team of Scott Felsenthal and James Spence, 9-8 (4), clinching the doubles point.
With TCU up 1-0, Jordan Freitas downed Marten Tamla, 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4 singles to stretch the lead to 2-0. Bucewicz answered back with the first, and only, point Memphis would score, winning at No. 1, before Abreau downed Finnegan at No. 5 to make it 3-1, TCU. Radu Barbu used a 7-6, 6-1 win over Alex Jago at No. 3 to clinch the victory and send TCU to tournament championship, where they will face No. 37 Louisville.
With the loss, Memphis will play for third place. The Tigers will face East Carolina, Sunday morning at 9 a.m. in the third-place match.
No. 13 TCU 4, Memphis 1