Texas Christian University sweeps Tulsa to get the ITA National Championships

TCU reached the ITA Indoor National Championships for the sixth consecutive time

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Texas Christian University sweeps Tulsa to get the ITA National Championships
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No. 5 Texas Christian University defeated Tulsa Golden Hurricane 4-0 at the Bayard H. Friedman Indoor Tennis Center, qualifying for the ITA Indoor National Championships for the sixth consecutive time. The Horned Frogs took the doubles point in short order on courts two and three.

With the win, TCU moved to a 44-13 overall record inside the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center since coach David Roditi took over the program.

In doubles, Jake Fearnley and Jack Pinnington defeated Tulsa's Alex Okonkowo and Timo Carlsson Seger 6-1 on court two.

Fearnley and Pinnington. Duncan Chan and Lui Maxted grabbed double points for the Horned Frogs. The pair defeated Gus Tettamble and Victor Tosetto of Tulsa, 6-2. In singles, Fearnley produced a masterpiece, defeating Pierce Rollins 6-2, 6-0 in the top division.

The fifth-year senior was the first player to leave the field in all three of TCU's games this week. Jack Pinnington secured TCU's third point on court two, downing Thiago Pernas, 6-3, 6-3. In the first set, Pinnington was down 1-2 but won five of the next six games and took control of the match.

Maxted earned the decisive victory with a courageous performance against Callum Gale. Maxted, ranked 64th nationally, outlasted Gale in the first set 7-6 before pulling away in the second set with a 6-3 result.

Men's singles Jake Fearnley (TCU) def.

Pierce Rollins (Tulsa): 6-2, 6-0
#3 Jack Pinnington (TCU) def. Thiago Pernas (Tulsa): 6-3, 6-3
#14 Pedro Vives (TCU) vs. #74 Alex Okonkowo (Tulsa): 7-6 [7-5], 4-2, unfinished
#64 Lui Maxted (TCU) def. Callum Gale (Tulsa): 7-6, 6-3
Tomas Jirousek (TCU) vs.

Volodymr Zkharov (Tulsa): 3-0, unfinished​ Men's doubles No. 7 Sebastian Gorzny / Pedro Vives (TCU) vs. Thiago Pernas / Pierce Rollins (Tulsa): 4-3, unfinished
Jake Fearnley / Jack Pinnington (TCU) def. Alex Okonkowo / Timo Carlsson Seger (Tulsa): 6-1
No. 15 Duncan Chan / Lui Maxted (TCU) def. Gus Tettamble / Victor Tosetto (Tulsa)

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