Texas Christian University gets the NCAA Final Four!

The Horned Frogs take on Ohio State today, Saturday at 11:00. The Buckeyes outscored Georgia 4–3 to set up the double.

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Texas Christian University gets the NCAA Final Four!

The Texas Christian University defeated Michigan in the NCAA Quarterfinals 4-1, to reach the Final Four. TCU reached its fifth all-time NCAA semifinal appearance with a win over the Wolverines. The Horned Frogs take on Ohio State today, Saturday at 11:00.

The Buckeyes outscored Georgia 4–3 to set up the double. Head coach David Roditi said: "Just an absolute war. A battle of wills and guts. Both teams have left everything out there. There's no doubt that being from Texas, and with the last month, we're more used to the heat, so that helped us through those conditions.

What I'm so proud of our guys is that they lost double point on an overrule, but came back. They fought back. Winning all those first sets was key. Our guys have put everything aside and they fought for each other. As a coach, you can't ask for more.

I want to thank all the fans who were out there. To beat a team coached by Adam Steinberg and Benjamin Becker, that means a lot. It's a fantastic program. Adam Steinberg won a championship at Pepperdine and Benjamin Becker won titles on the ATP Tour.

It's an incredible team. It means a lot to be able to beat them. We have a lot of respect for their program and their team." A win over the Buckeyes would make Roditi the first coach to lead TCU to the NCAA D1 Men's Championship.

TCU is 0-4 all time in the NCAA Semifinals. The Horned Frogs defeated the Buckeyes 4-2 on February 20, 2022, in the semifinals of the ITA Indoor National Championships in the last meeting of the schedules.

Men's doubles

#2 Jake Fearnley / Luc Fomba (TCU) vs.

#7 Andrew Fenty / Gavin Young (UM): 6-6
Patrick Maloney / Nino Ehrenschneider (UM) def. Sebastian Gorzny / Pedro Vives (TCU): 6-7 [5-7]
Ondrej Styler / Jacob Bickersteth (UM) def. #22 Sander Jong / Lui Maxted (TCU): 6-2

Men's singles

#21 Jake Fearnley (TCU) vs.

#8 Ondrej Styler (UM): 3-6, 7-6 [7-5]
#17 Luc Fomba (TCU) def. #44 Patrick Maloney (UM): 7-5, 6-3
#71 Jack Pinnington (TCU) def. #20 Andrew Fenty (UM): 7-6 [7-4], 6-1
#62 Sander Jong (TCU) def. Nino Ehrenschneider (UM): 7-6 [7-4], 6-1
#72 Sebastian Gorzny (TCU) def.

#63 Gavin Young (UM): 7-6 [8-6], 6-2
Lui Maxted (TCU) vs. Jacob Bickersteth (UM): 6-4, 4-6, 2-1

About the Texas Christian University

The Texas Christian University is a private research university in Fort Worth, Texas. The campus is located on 272 acres about 3 miles from downtown Fort Worth.

The university consists of eight constituent colleges and schools and has a classical liberal arts curriculum. It is classified among R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity. For most varsity sports, TCU competes in the Big 12 conference of the NCAA's Division I.

As of Fall 2021, the university enrolls around 11,938 students, with 10,222 being undergraduates. As reported by the website of the Texas Christian University, TCU women's tennis team opened the 2023 season with the TCU Invitational at the Bayard H. Friedman Center.

Photo Credits: TCU website

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