March 26, 2013
FORT WORTH, Tex. - The No. 37 University of San Diego men's tennis team (11-6, 2-1) fell to No. 36 TCU (13-5) 4-3 on the road Tuesday evening. The Toreros, who are on their first long road trip since the opening weekend, had won five of their last six matches before running into the Horned Frogs.
The Toreros found themselves in a hole after barely missing out on the doubles points. After Clarke Spinosa and Thibaut Visy fell 8-2 to TCU's 79th ranked duo of Nick Chappell and Will Stein at the No. 1, Romain Kalaydjian and Uros Petronijevic won 8-4 at the No. 2. The Toreros lost the doubles point after TCU's Arnau Dachs and Orlando Superlano outlasted Ciaran Fitzgerald and Victor Pugliese 9-7.
The Horned Frogs won the first three singles matches to clinch the victory. No. 119 Arnaud Dachs finished first, snapping Clarke Spinosa's six match win streak at No. 2, winning 6-2, 6-2. Orlando Superlano followed with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Romain Kalaydjian at the No. 3 and Rodolfo Bustamante clinched it for the Horned Frogs with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Ciaran Fitzgerald at the No. 6.
With the match already decided, the Toreros battled back to win the last three singles matches in s third set tiebreakers. Victor Pugliese continued his hot streak, winning 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5) at the No. 5 and then Uros Petronijevic won 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8) at the No. 4. Lastly Thibaut Visy knocked off No. 103 Nick Chappel 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-7)
The Toreros continue their road trip when they travel to No. 11 Oklahoma for a Thursday match at 3:30 p.m.
#36 TCU 4, #37 San Diego 3
1. Thibaut Visy (USD) #103 def. 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-7) Nick Chappel (TCU)
2. #119 Arnau Dachs (TCU) def. #78 Clarke Spinosa (USD) 6-2, 6-2
3. Orlando Superlano (TCU) def. Romain Kalaydjian (USD) 6-4, 6-1
4. Uros Petronijevic (USD) def. 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8) Facundo Lugones (TCU)
5. Victor Pugliese (USD) def. JT Sundling (TCU) 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5)
6. Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU) def. Ciaran Fitzgerald (USD) 6-0, 6-4
1. #79 Nick Chappell/Will Stein (TCU) def. Clarke Spinosa/Thibaut Visy (USD) 8-2
2. Romain Kalaydjian/Uros Petronijevic (USD) def. Max Stevens/JT Sundling (TCU) 8-4
3. Aranu Dachs/Orlando Superlano (TCU) def. Ciaran Fitzgerald/Victor Pugliese (USD) 9-7
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,2,3), Singles (2,3,6,5,4,1)